Yuna Kim

Yuna Kim sets return from foot injury

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Olympic and World figure skating champion Yuna Kim will reportedly make her season debut in Zagreb, Croatia, in one month.

It was announced in late September that the South Korean Kim, 23, would miss around six weeks after a metatarsal injury to her right foot from training. She withdrew from her two Grand Prix assignments.

Last week, Kim said she was about “70 percent” recovered and doing triple jumps in practice.

“I’ve recovered a lot from the injury, and I have chosen this competition after reviewing my options,” she said in a news release on Tuesday, according to Reuters. “I will prepare hard and get satisfying results.”

The Golden Spin in Zagreb is a lower-level event from Dec. 5-8.

If she makes it to Sochi, Kim will try to become the first woman since Katarina Witt to win back-to-back Olympic figure skating titles. The Sochi Games will be her final Olympics.

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Diggins, Randall win historic gold medal for U.S. in cross-country

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The long, long wait is over.

Team USA ended their 42-year Olympic medal drought in cross-country skiing Wednesday and they made American cross-country history in the process.

Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall became the first American cross-country skiers to capture a gold medal by winning the women’s team sprint at the Alpensia Cross-Country Centre in PyeongChang, South Korea. Sweden captured silver and Norway took home bronze.

Diggins and Randall are the first American women to win an Olympic medal and join Bill Koch as the only American cross-country skiers to earn an Olympic medal.

The Americans advanced to the finals courtesy of their first place finish in the semifinals, beating Sweden and OAR in the process.

Diggins out-sprinted both the gold and silver medalists of the individual sprint (Stina Nilsson and Maiken Falla, respectively) in the final stretch to take the gold.

Results

Gold: Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins (USA)

Silver: Charlotte Kalla and Stina Nilsson (SWE)

Bronze: Marit Bjoergen and Maiken Falla (NOR)

Click here for a full recap of Team USA’s historic run

Czech Republic advance to medal round with shootout win vs. United States

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Petr Loukal scored the lone shootout goal as the Czech Republic defeated the United States and advance to the medal round.

Jan Kolar and Tomas Kundratek scored in regulation, while Pavel Francouz made 18 saves and stopped all five shootout attempts.

Ryan Donato scored his tournament-leading fifth goal, and Jim Slater added a shorthanded goal as the Olympics come to an end for the United States.