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Olympic silver medal at end of Yuna Kim's career

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 20, 2014 at 3:42 pm •  Published: February 20, 2014

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Yuna Kim's career ended Thursday night with an Olympic silver medal.

The South Korean star and 2010 gold medalist finished second to Russia's Adelina Sotnikova in the women's event, then retired.

Kim is the only skater from her nation to win an Olympic figure skating medal. She also owns two world championship titles.

She barely won the short program on Wednesday, but lost to Sotnikova by more than five points in the free skate.

Kim never was as comfortable in Sochi as she was at the Vancouver Games, saying "the biggest feeling was being relieved because it was over."

She will skate in a show back home in May, but otherwise has no plans. She will skip next month's world championships in Japan.