Adelina Sotnikova Wins Russia's First Olympic Gold in Women's Figure Skating

UPDATED 02/20/2014 at 11:15 PM EST Originally published 02/20/2014 at 02:20 PM EST

Olympics Women's Figure Skating Final Results
From left: Korea's Yuna Kim, Russia's Adelina Sotnikova and Italy's Carolina Kostner
Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters/Landov
After a night of shocking twists during the short program, the Olympic women's figure-skating competition wrapped up in Sochi on Thursday.

Adelina Sotnikova gave Russia its first Olympic gold medal in women's figure skating with a stunning upset of defending champion Yuna Kim of South Korea at the Sochi Games.

Sotnikova was considered the host nation's No. 2 skater behind Julia Lipnitskaia, but she soared when her teammate struggled.

Kim got silver, followed by Carolina Kostner of Italy for bronze. Kim was trying to be the first repeat winner of the women's gold since Katarina Witt in 1988.



Lipnitskaia was fifth.

American Gracie Gold finished fourth, Ashley Wagner seventh and Polina Edmunds ninth.

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