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Sotnikova dethrones queen Kim, Ukraine shockwaves hit Sochi

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Russia's Adelina Sotnikova rode a powerful wave of national emotion to win a dramatic Olympic figure skating title Thursday as the Sochi Games felt shockwaves from Ukraine's bloody civil unrest. 

(From L) South Korea's silver medalist Kim Yu-Na, Russia's gold medalist Adelina Sotnikova and Italy's bronze medalist Carolina Kostner stand on the podium during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 20, 2014

Sotnikova, 17, captured Russia's first ever women's individual gold as defending champion and red-hot favourite Kim Yu-Na was dumped into the silver medal position.

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