Joannie Rochette takes the bronze -

Joannie Rochette takes the bronze

Canadian figure skater ends difficult week with podium finish


Less than a week after the death of her mother in a Vancouver hospital, Canadian figure skater Joannie Rochette won a bronze medal with a score of 131.28 in Thursday’s free skate. South Korea’s Yu-Na Kim took home the gold medal, the first in ladies skating for her country, with a nearly flawless program, while Japan’s Mao Asada won the silver. “I feel proud,” Rochette said of her third-place finish. “The result didn’t matter but I’m happy to be on the podium. That was my goal coming here. It’s been a lifetime project with my mom and we achieved that.”

Vancouver Sun

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