Denis Ten one of stunners of Sochi Olympics
Feb 26. KAZINFORM. ASTANA
Denis Ten has been named one of the greatest sensations of the XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Kazinform refers to Sports.kz.
Ten was only 16 when he competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Last year he hauled silver at the World Figure Skating Championships in London, Canada. And, finally, in Sochi he won the first Olympic figure skating medal for Kazakhstan.
It seems no one can stop this guy. However, his path to Olympic bronze was no walk in the park. After the short program in Sochi Ten was ranked 9th. But mistakes of other contenders, dramatic withdrawal of Evgeni Plushenko and Ten’s excellent performance at the free skate event helped him clinch the first ever figure skating medal for Kazakhstan.
Other stunners of the Sochi Olympics are Olympic legend Ole Einar Bjørndalen, short track speed skater Viktor Ahn and skier Daria Domracheva from Belarus.