Transcript for Heartbreak for Americans at Sochi and Russian Figure Skater Upsets for Gold
Russia, where something happened today what created a big debate whether a Russian figure skater really deserved that gold. ABC's Matt Gutman was there. Reporter: It was the golden upset Russians were hoping for but not with the skater they were counting on. Sotnikova, yesterday, first her right hand on the blade, then her left, then both hands above her head. Moves that helped her unseat the favorite, South Korea's yuna Kim. Yesterday after struggling in the warmup frustration apparent on the face. A triple Lutz. Watch again. Look at her shoulders and hips in perfect alignment as she sails above the ice. Today, Kim also dazzled and looked crestfallen as the results were read. The Russian upset causing some analysts to question the olympic scoring system where the judges are anonymous. You got one judge who's married to the Russian Federation president and another judge who was kicked out for a year for cheating at the Nagano olympics. There's your answer. Reporter: And also today, more disappointment for yulia lipnitskaya, the 15-year-old Russian rubberband some saw as the top gold medal contender. Her toe seemingly to slip out from underneath her after takeoff. Today, she fell again, crushed by the olympic pressure cooker. And falls brought disappointment for the Americans. For the first time since 1936, not a single U.S. Medal in men's or women's figure skating. On another rink today, more heartbreak on ice. Just two months after the U.S. Women's and Canadian brawled in a tune-up game, today the American saw gold slip away. Their rivalry going to the white house. President Obama betting the Canadian prime minister a case of beer if they won. Tomorrow, a shot of redemption when the U.S. Men take on the Canadian men. Now back here at home, the assault from the weather again,
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