YouTube's most popular sports videos of the week: agony and ecstasy

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The most popular sports videos of week as viewed on YouTube at 16:30 GMT, Tuesday, March 9, include Arsenal player Aaron Ramsey's footballing injury, Kim Yu-Na's gold for figure skating in the Winter Olympics, and a game-changing dunk gone wrong.

1) Aaron Ramsey Injury - Horrific - 1,289,314 total views
A collection of photographs showing young Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsay moments after his ankle broke in an awkward tackle, with both Stoke and Arsenal players urging medical attention. The other player involved in the tackle, Ryan Shawcross, was devastated, leaving the pitch in tears and later contacting Aaron to wish him well.

2) Jason Richardson misses dunk vs Spurs - 615,837 total views
Jason "J-Rich" Richardson, the Phoenix Suns' 6ft 6in shooting guard and a two-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest winner, misses out on a 4th quarter opportunity to tie the Suns' February 28 game against the San Antonio Spurs with a one-handed dunk that popped up out of the hoop. The Spurs eventually won 113-110.

3) Yu Na Kim Winter Olympic Record - 457,847 total views
Footage of Kim Yu-Na's Winter Olympic gold medal winning routine, as performed at the November 2009 Skate America competition, five of six tournaments in the 09/10 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating. After that, Kim travelled to Tokyo's December ISU Final and won the ladies' season title.

4) Zloty medal Justyny Kowalczyk - 394,291 total views
Selected radio commentary of Justyna Kowalczyk's winning run in the Winter Olympics 30km Classic cross-country ski. After a race lasting 1 hour 30 minutes, she pipped Marit Bjørgen across the finish line by less than a third of a second.

5) Real Madrid vs Tenerife 5-1 [27/02/10] 348,055 total views
Clips from Real Madrid's trouncing of Tenerife, with goals from the usual suspects: two from Argentinian player Higuaín, one each from Kaká, Ronaldo, and Higuaín's substitute Raúl. Ayoze struck for Tenerife early in the second half, at which point the deficit was just one goal before Real overwhelmed them.

6) Yu-Na Kim Olympic Short Program Sets World Record - 383,834 total views
Witty full-time YouTube vlogger Michael Buckley rips through some Winter Olympic highlights at breakneck speed, covering Kim Yua-Na's excellent performance and rates the finalists' composure, Joannie Rochette's emotional routine, coming as it did shortly after her own mother's sad death.

7) Killer whale kills trainer at Orlando's Sea World - 312,596 total views
A tribute to orca trainer Dawn Brancheau who sadly passed away after one of SeaWorld Orlando's killer whales, Tilikum, reacted badly to a standard rubdown after one of the center's public performances. No footage of the incident in question is included.

8) Aaron Ramsey suffers serious injury - 326,254 total views
Two photos from the Arsenal vs Stoke match on February 27 in which Aaron Ramsey's lower leg was broken in an awkward tackle. Ramsey was successfully operated on and is expected to return to fitness in six to nine months' time. One photo is of the accident, one of the visibly upset Stoke player Ryan Shawcross leaving the field.

9) Fabregas on Aaron Ramsey Injury - 315,258 total views
Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas on how the team learnt from a previous leg-breaking tackle on striker Eduardo, understanding that it was important not to concede the match and risk their season's progress.

10) Team Canada: Gold Medal Moment - 294,019 total views
Footage from Canadian TV network CTV showcasing winning moments from the Men's Ice Hockey Winter Olympic final. Canada beat the USA 3-2 after a fast-paced game that only went to overtime when the States' Parise levelled with 25 seconds remaining, and after 7 minutes of extra play Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins ensured gold for Team Canada.

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