Monday, October 27, 2008

South Korean captures Skate America women's title

South Korea's Kim Yu-Na captured the Skate America women's title here Sunday, the 2008 world bronze medalist winning the free skate and short programme in figure skating's season opener.

Kim took the free skate Sunday with 123.5 points to 115.07 for second place Yukari Nakano of Japan and 110.62 for former world champion Miki Ando of Japan in third.

Kim captured the overall crown with 193.45 to 172.53 for Nakano and 168.42 for Ando with reigning world junior champion Rachael Flatt fourth on 155.73.


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