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9ri/Pat’s List of Skaters to Watch in Sochi Olympics

Yuna Kim (Team S.Korea)
Even though she said that she’s not focusing on defending her title, the reigning Olympic gold medalist is competing in her 2nd Olympics. She is a 2-time World champion, the 2009 Four Continents champion, a 3-time Grand Prix Final champion, and a 6-time South Korean national champion. She is also the current record holder for the scores in the short program, long program and combined total. She has not finished off the podium in her entire career.

SP: Send in the Clowns
LP: Adios Nonino

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9ri/Pat’s List of Skaters to Watch in Sochi Olympics

Mao Asada (Team Japan)
The reigning Olympic silver medalist is back in her second Olympics. Known for her triple axels, Mao is a 2-time World champion, the 2007 World silver medalist, 2013 World bronze medalist, a 3-time Four Continents champion, a 4-time Grand Prix Final champion and a 6-time Japanese National champion.

SP: Nocturne (by Chopin)
LP: Piano Concerto No.2 (by Rachmaninoff)

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9ri/Pat’s List of Skaters to Watch in Sochi Olympics

Yuzuru Hanyu (Team Japan)
One of the strong and favorite medal contenders (and my personal fave as well), Sochi is his first Olympics. He is the 2012 World bronze medalist, 2-time Four Continents silver medalist, 2-time Grand Prix Final medalist (gold for 2013, silver for 2012), 2013 Trophee Eric Bompard silver medalist, 2012 NHK gold medalist, 2011 Rostelecom gold medalist, 2012 Skate America silver medalist, 2013 Skate Canada silver medalist, 2-time Finlandia gold medalist and 2-time (current) Japanese champion.

SP: Parisienne Walkways
LP: Romeo & Juliet