ANGER AND SYMPATHY AS KAMILA VALIEVA BREAKS DOWN AT WINTER OLYMPICS

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Kamila Valieva’s controversial Winter Olympics ended in tears with a fourth-place finish in the women’s event after the 15-year-old fell multiple times in the free skate.

Russian Olympic Committee’s Anna Shcherbakova and Alexandra Trusova claimed gold and silver with Japan’s Kaori Sakamoto taking the bronze medal.

Valieva, in the spotlight after a court ruled she could compete in Beijing after a failed drugs test, sobbed while awaiting the score.

She had led going into the free skate.

Those who witnessed the events questioned the wisdom of allowing her to skate in the first place – the Court of Arbitration for Sport had said it would do “immeasurable harm” to not allow it.