Defending Olympic and world champion Yuna Kim took a narrow lead after the short program at the Sochi Games on Wednesday night with an exquisite performance.

Kim skated to "Send in the Clowns" and was truly poetry in motion on the way to a total of 74.92 points. She began with a triple lutz/triple toe loop combination jump, then landed a triple flip. She then did a beautiful spread eagle before hitting a double axel.

The crowd was absolutely spellbound as Kim glided across the ice in a beautiful yellow outfit on her step sequence before ending with a sublime combination spin.