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Kim shakes acupuncture treatments to set new mark

Updated: March 23, 2007, 3:21 PM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- Even a bad back couldn't slow South Korean teenager Kim Yu-Na.

Fresh off acupuncture treatment, Kim soared ahead of the competition in her World Figure Skating Championships debut, compiling the highest score ever in the women's short program. With 71.95 points, she has a commanding lead over Japan's Miki Ando (67.98) and European champion Carolina Kostner (67.15).

Defending champion Kimmie Meissner of the United States was fourth after a clean skate that was also ...

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