Women's Figure Skating

The Women’s Figure Skating competition is always one of the most viewed events as part of the Winter Olympics and this year’s competition will be no different.

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According to vancouver2010.com, in this event, skaters must complete both a short program (maximum 2 minutes 50 seconds) of required steps, jumps, spins and combinations, and a longer free skating program (4 minutes for ladies, 4 minutes 30 seconds for men), both set to music. The free skate — worth two-thirds of a skater’s final score — allows the athletes to demonstrate their creativity, innovative moves and technical difficulty.

The defending world champion, Yu-Na Kim is favored to take home the gold in this event.

Kim has odds of 1/2 to win the gold medal in this event according to online sports book Sportsbook.com. Other short odds to win are Joannie Rochette (11/2), Mao Asada (11/2), and Miki Ando (15/2).

Kim represents South Korea and won the 2009 world championship while placing third in 2008 and 2007. This will be her first Olympics.

Rochette competes for Canada and she has won the last six Canadian championships. She placed second in the 2009 world championships and was fifth in the 2006 Olympics.

Asada competes for Japan and she was the 2008 world champion while placing second in 2007. She was fourth in 2009 and has not competed on the Olympic stage. She has won the last four Japanese Championships.

Ando also competes for Japan and she was the 2007 world champion. She took third in 2009 and also finished 15th in the 2006 Olympics.

The 2010 Winter Olympics take place from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and began on Friday, Feb. 12. They will be concluding on Sunday, Feb. 28. For complete odds on which athlete will win women’s figure skating, see below.

Odds to win Women’s Figure Skating at 2010 Winter Olympics

Yu-Na Kim (SKOR) 1/2 

Joannie Rochette (CAN) 11/2 

Mao Asada (JAP) 11/2 

Miki Ando (JAP) 15/2 

Carolina Kostner (ITA) 16/1

Laura Lepisto (FIN) 18/1 

Rachael Flatt ( USA) 22/1  

Elene Gedevanishvili (GEO) 28/1 

Akiko Suzuki (JAP) 28/1

Kiira Korpi (FIN) 33/1   

Alena Leonova (RUS) 50/1 

Mirai Nagasu ( USA) 50/1 

Julia Sebestyen (HUN) 80/1 

Cynthia Phaneuf (CAN) 80/1 

Min-Jung Kwak (SKOR) 80/1 

Ksenia Makarova (RUS) 80/1 

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Posted: 2/22/10 3:08PM ET

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