Joannie Rochette wins a very special bronze medal for Mom

Joannie Rochette of Canada has won a very special bronze medal tonight – she won it for her Mom who suddenly died from a heart attack.  Her mother suddenly experienced a fatal heart attack only several days ago after arriving in Vancouver, BC to watch her daughter skate. Joannie could have pulled out of the competition but she decided to continue.  That was very courageous!

Joannie, we love you and pray that your family will be comforted with peace and love.  God bless you and your family.

Congratulations to world champion Kim Yu-Na of South Korea won gold with a world record score.  Her coach, Canadian figure skater Brian Orser, must have been very proud of her.  Mao Asada of Japan won the silver.