February 23, 2006

NBC: Shizuka Arakawa skated off with Japan's first medal of these Olympics -- a gold in the showcase event. What a way to end a shutoutArakawa did it with an elegance and technical brilliance that even had two-time Olympic winner Katarina Witt standing and applauding before the Japanese skater was done. Cohen, who fell on her first jump and stumbled badly on the second, finished with silver; Slutskaya fell once and took bronze....read on

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I've always been a fan of this event ever since I was a little kid. I was rooting for Sasha, but she fell twice to end her chances at the gold. I had hoped that Michelle Kwan would have won the medal this year, but an injury kept her out of the competition. If you like figure skating you'll enjoy this clip.

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