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Kim eyes skate gold as Ukraine shockwaves hit Sochi

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South Korea's Kim Yu-Na bids to become just the third woman to win back-to-back Olympic figure skating titles Thursday as the Sochi Games felt shockwaves from Ukraine's bloody civil unrest. 

South Korea's Kim Yu-Na waits for her marks in the Kiss and Cry zone after performing in the Women's Figure Skating Short Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 19, 2014

Kim, 23, opened up a narrow 0.28 point lead over Russian teenager Adelina Sotnikova in Wednesday's short programme as she attempts to join fellow double winners, Norway's Sonja Henie and Germany's Katarina Witt, in the record books.

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