Adelina Sotnikova dethrones Yuna Kim to win figure skating gold

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Adelina Sotnikova becomes the first female to win gold in figure skating for Russia Sotnikova beat reigning Olympic gold medalist Yuna Kim who finished with a silver.

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 21: Gold medalist Adelina Sotnikova of Russia celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Women's Free Figure Skating on day fourteen of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Medals Plaza on February 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Medal Ceremony - Winter Olympics Day 14
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 21: Gold medalist Adelina Sotnikova of Russia celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Women's Free Figure Skating on day fourteen of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Medals Plaza on February 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 21: Gold medalist Adelina Sotnikova of Russia celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Women's Free Figure Skating on day fourteen of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Medals Plaza on February 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
Medal Ceremony - Winter Olympics Day 14
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 21: Gold medalist Adelina Sotnikova of Russia celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Women's Free Figure Skating on day fourteen of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Medals Plaza on February 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
Women's free skate figure skating gold medalist Adelina Sotnikova of Russia waves during the medals ceremony at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Women's free skate figure skating gold medalist Adelina Sotnikova of Russia waves during the medals ceremony at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Women's free skate figure skating gold medalist Adelina Sotnikova of Russia waves during the medals ceremony at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia celebrates winning the women's free skate figure skating finals following the flower ceremony at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia celebrates winning the women's free skate figure skating finals following the flower ceremony at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia celebrates winning the women's free skate figure skating finals following the flower ceremony at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Russia's Adelina Sotnikova celebrates at the end of the Figure Skating Women's free skating Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT FIGURE SKATING)
Russia's Adelina Sotnikova celebrates at the end of the Figure Skating Women's free skating Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
Russia's Adelina Sotnikova celebrates at the end of the Figure Skating Women's free skating Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT FIGURE SKATING)
Russia's Adelina Sotnikova reacts at the end of her program during the Figure Skating Women's free skating Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 20, 2014. REUTERS/David Gray (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT FIGURE SKATING)
Russia's Adelina Sotnikova reacts at the end of her program during the Figure Skating Women's free skating Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
Russia's Adelina Sotnikova reacts at the end of her program during the Figure Skating Women's free skating Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 20, 2014. REUTERS/David Gray (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT FIGURE SKATING)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 20: Gold medalist Adelina Sotnikova of Russia celebrates on the podium during the flower ceremony for the Ladies' Figure Skating on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 13
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 20: Gold medalist Adelina Sotnikova of Russia celebrates on the podium during the flower ceremony for the Ladies' Figure Skating on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia, centre, Yuna Kim of South Korea, left, and Carolina Kostner of Italy stand on the podium during the flower ceremony for the women's free skate figure skating final at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Sotnikova placed first, followed by Kim and Kostner. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia, centre, Yuna Kim of South Korea, left, and Carolina Kostner of Italy stand on the podium during the flower ceremony for the women's free skate figure skating final at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Sotnikova placed first, followed by Kim and Kostner. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia, centre, Yuna Kim of South Korea, left, and Carolina Kostner of Italy stand on the podium during the flower ceremony for the women's free skate figure skating final at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Sotnikova placed first, followed by Kim and Kostner. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia, right, and Carolina Kostner of Italy celebrate with their national flags as they pose for photographers following the flower ceremony for the women's free skate figure skating final at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Sotnikova placed first, followed by Kim and Kostner. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia, right, and Carolina Kostner of Italy celebrate with their national flags as they pose for photographers following the flower ceremony for the women's free skate figure skating final at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Sotnikova placed first, followed by Kim and Kostner. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia, right, and Carolina Kostner of Italy celebrate with their national flags as they pose for photographers following the flower ceremony for the women's free skate figure skating final at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Sotnikova placed first, followed by Kim and Kostner. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia, left, and Carolina Kostner of Italy celebrate following the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Sotnikova placed first, followed by Kim and Kostner. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia, left, and Carolina Kostner of Italy celebrate following the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Sotnikova placed first, followed by Kim and Kostner. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia, left, and Carolina Kostner of Italy celebrate following the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Sotnikova placed first, followed by Kim and Kostner. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 20: Gold medalist Adelina Sotnikova of Russia celebrates during the flower ceremony for the Ladies' Figure Skating on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 13
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 20: Gold medalist Adelina Sotnikova of Russia celebrates during the flower ceremony for the Ladies' Figure Skating on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia acknowledges the crowd after completing her routine in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia acknowledges the crowd after completing her routine in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia acknowledges the crowd after completing her routine in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia reacts after completing her routine in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia reacts after completing her routine in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia reacts after completing her routine in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 20: Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the Figure Skating Ladies' Free Skating on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 13
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 20: Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the Figure Skating Ladies' Free Skating on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia reacts after completing her routine in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia reacts after completing her routine in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia reacts after completing her routine in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia waves to spectators as she waits in the results area after completing her routine in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia waves to spectators as she waits in the results area after completing her routine in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia waves to spectators as she waits in the results area after completing her routine in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

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