Adelina Sotnikova won Russia's first ever women's Olympic figure skating gold in dramatic circumstances on Thursday as defending champion Kim Yu-Na was dumped into the silver medal position.
The 17-year-old took her first major title ahead of South Korean superstar Kim with Italy's Carolina Kostner winning the bronze after the free skating final.
"I can't do anything about this. I did all I could," said Kim, 23, who later confirmed it was her final competition.
"The result was good because I made no mistake. The scores are given by the judges so I'm not in the right position to comm...