Kim Yu-Na

South Korean figure skater Kim Yu-Na

Kim Yuna is a South Korean figure skater. She is the 2010 Olympic champion in ladies' singles, the 2009 World champion, the 2009 Four Continents champion, a three-time Grand Prix Final champion, the 2006 World Junior champion, the 2005 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, and a five-time (2002–2005, 2013) South Korean national champion.
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Ice queens set for final battle
CNN - about 4 years
Long-time rivals, figure skaters Mao Asada of Japan and South Korea's Kim Yu-Na, vie for one final shot at gold.
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Sochi: snow, skis and scandals
Guardian (UK) - about 4 years
Where exactly is Sochi? Does Britain have a chance of a medal in anything? And are the Winter Olympics about sport, or politics? Here's all you need to know about the imminent snow-fest Where is Sochi? It is in the far south-west of Russia, on the north-east coast of the Black Sea, which is a very strange place indeed for a Winter Olympics. First, it is on the doorstep of the north Caucasus, the country's most volatile region. The site of the Beslan school massacre is just 245 miles away. Second, Sochi is a subtropical summer resort town – warmer in an average February than London – and one of the few places in Russia where you might not find snow. Even in the Caucasus mountains where the skiing and sliding events will be held, white slopes are far from guaranteed. The organisers have therefore stored a supply of last year's snow, just in case. Reading this on a mobile? Click here to view Shaun White in action Who are the sporting stars going to be? In Russia the big name is ...
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With Vonn Out, Other Olympians May Shine Brighter
NYTimes - about 4 years
Lindsey Vonn’s injury may mean athletes like the snowboarder Shaun White, the skier Ted Ligety, the figure skater Kim Yu-na and the curler Brad Jacobs will see more of the spotlight.
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Today in History 04.30.12
3 KATC - almost 6 years
Today is Monday, April 30, the 121st day of 2012. There are 245 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 30, 1812, Louisiana (formerly the Territory of Orleans) became the 18th state of the Union. On this date: In 1789, George Washington took office in New York as the first president of the United States. In 1803, the United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France for 60 million francs, the equivalent of about $15 million. In 1900, engineer John Luther "Casey" Jones of the Illinois Central Railroad died in a train wreck near Vaughan, Miss., after staying at the controls in a successful effort to save the passengers. In 1911, a fire broke out in Bangor, Maine, destroying much of the downtown area before it was brought under control the next morning; two deaths were blamed on the blaze. In 1912, Universal Studios had its beginnings as papers incorporating the Universal Film Manufacturing Co. were filed and recorded in New York State. In 1939,...
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Today in History - MSN Money
Google News - over 6 years
Rhythm-and-blues singer Terry Ellis is 48. Rock musician Brad Wilk is 43. TV personality Dweezil Zappa is 42. Actress Rose McGowan is 38. Actor Andrew Ducote is 25. Actress Katerina Graham is 25. Olympic gold medal figure skater Kim Yu-na is 21
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weekly star scene - Arirang News
Google News - over 6 years
Kim Yu-na is following up her major role in bringing the 2018 Winter Olympics to Korea with another important mission. She has been named a Global Ambassador for the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Pyeongchang, in 2013
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10 Questions with Figure Skater Kim Yu-Na - TIME
Google News - over 6 years
(See Kim Yu-na and Asada Mao in TIME's top 10 figure-skating rivalries.) I trained for a long time toward the Olympics. I was really exhausted after it was over, and rather than setting another goal, I just wanted to rest. More than physically resting,
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Kim Yu-na to feature in charity ice show - Xinhua
Google News - over 6 years
17 (Xinhua) -- South Korean figure skating Olympic champ Kim Yu-na will perform in a charity ice show in the Harvard University, her agency confirmed on Wednesday. The gold medalist in 2010 Vancouver Winter Games, who will turn 21 next month,
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Kim Yu-na Pays Homage to the Nation at Seoul's Olympic Park - Arirang News
Google News - over 6 years
I prepared the program to pay respect to our country and show my gratitude to the fans for supporting me." And did she express her respect by skating to her long program this season, "Homage to Korea," whose theme is none other than the nation's widely
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Kim Yu-na's Summer Ice Show Set to Open on Independence Day Weekend - Arirang News
Google News - over 6 years
Kim Yu-na is back, but this time she will not be alone on the ice. Kim will lead "All That Skate Summer," her exclusive ice show that will take place at Seoul's Olympic Park from Saturday until Monday, Korea's Independence Day
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Kim Yu-Na on Finishing Up Filming for “Kiss and Cry” - Soompi
Google News - over 6 years
The SBS variety show “Kim Yu-Na's Kiss and Cry” the emcee and judge Kim Yu-Na gave her remarks for finishing the last filming of the show. According to SBS, Kim Yu-Na appeared at the Ilsan SBS studio on August 9 th to film the final episode
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Constituent Asks Jane Kim Why She's Still Single - SFist
Google News - over 6 years
Take Kim Yu Na, the figure skater. I know girls as cute or cuter, but Kim Yu Na wins because she has a gold medal draped around her neck, and that's the kind of bling you can't buy. If they said Rose Pak was hot, then, um, yeah, I'd probably agree with
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Korea's Most Prospective Figure Skaters Compete for the Junior Grand Prix - Arirang News
Google News - over 6 years
They are better known as "Yu-na kids," the new generation of Korean figure skaters, who grew up watching Kim Yu-na become an Olympic gold medalist and world champion. And these rising stars competed on their training rink this week for the Junior Grand
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The sweat of Kim Yu-na and Oscar Pistorius - 동아일보
Google News - over 6 years
Korean figure skater Kim Yu-na is famous for never getting nervous even at a major competition. In an interview with The Dong-A Ilbo two weeks after Pyeongchang won the right to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, she said, "I had butterflies in my stomach
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In South Korean Sports, A Culture of Corruption
NYTimes - over 6 years
SEOUL -- On the day South Koreans rejoiced over the selection of Pyeongchang as the host city of the 2018 Winter Olympics, prosecutors continued to peel back layers of a long-hushed dirty secret of the nation's sports landscape. Since June, 55 professional soccer players have been indicted in the biggest match-fixing scandal in South Korean
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Helping the Prez & Yu-na Sell Pyeongchang - Wall Street Journal (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
It was broadcast live in South Korea and showed, for the first time to many Koreans, prominent people like President Lee Myung-bak and champion figure skater Kim Yu-na speaking in English. Terrence Burns, president of Helios Partners,
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How did Kim Yu-na`s voice and delivery help Olympic bid? - 동아일보
Google News - over 6 years
Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yu-na has played a critical role in South Korea`s successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. She won over International Olympics Committee members in her presentation in Durban, South Africa, Wednesday with an
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kim Yu-Na
    TWENTIES
  • 2012
    Age 21
    On July 2, 2012, Kim announced her intention to skate competitively in the 2012–13 season, with the ultimate goal of skating in the 2014 Winter Olympics.
    In June 17, 2012, Kim took part in Artistry On Ice in China and Li Sheng, president of SECA, the host of Sunday's show, said it took two years to lure Kim.
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    In June 2012, Kim filed a libel suit against a professor who described her practice teaching assignments as performances.
    In early 2012, Kim began appearing in a series of commercials for Hite Beer, one of the most popular beers in Korea.
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    In January 2012, IB Sports agreed to pay her 800 million won ($698,000) in arrears.
  • 2011
    Age 20
    In October 2011, Kim was appointed a member of the Executive Committee of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games Organising Committee.
    The Korean committee members including Kim traveled to Durban, South Africa, where International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s decision for the hosting city was finalized on July 6, 2011.
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    However, she chose not to compete in the Grand Prix series to focus on the 2011 World Championships.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2010
    Age 19
    In addition to this book, she also wrote a book called Like Kim Yuna, published on March 30, 2010.
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    Kim won the Sportswoman of the Year Award from Women's Sports Foundation on October 12, 2010.
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    In October 2010, Kim and her management All That Sports debuted 2010 All That Skate LA, a US version of their highly successful Korean ice show brand, All That Skate, at Staples Center, Los Angeles.
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    In September 2010, Kim was invited to the United Nation's New York headquarters to mark the annual International Day of Peace celebration in capacity of UNICEF International Goodwill Ambassador.
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    In August 2010, in honor of Kim's visit, the city of Los Angeles designated August 7 as "Yu-Na Kim Day" and granted her honorary citizenship.
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    She was also named an ambassador for the 2010 G-20 Seoul summit alongside actress Han Hyo Joo and soccer player representative Park Ji-Sung.
    In July 2010, Kim was named international UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
    Kim has been rated as one of the world's most influential people in 2010 by TIME.
    Kim was named as an ambassador for the 2010–2012 Visit Korea Year.
    Kim has worked in several projects as a singer. She recorded a duet with K-pop singer Lee Seung-gi to collaborate on "Smile Boy", the 2010 Football World Cup commercial song.
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    In August 2010, Forbes magazine listed her as one of the highest-paid female athletes in the world, with annual earnings of $9.7 million.
    During the 2010 Winter Olympics, Forbes magazine named Kim, along with American snowboarder Shaun White, as the top-earning athletes participating in the Olympics with $7.5 million each to their name.
    In April 2010, Kim left IB Sports and set up her own agency called All That Sports Corp. (AT Sports) with the support of her mother.
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    On October 5, 2010, Peter Oppegard was announced as Kim's coach.
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    On August 25, 2010, Orser caused controversy by revealing Kim's 2010–2011 competitive program information to the press without Kim and her choreographer's consent.
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    In August 2010, Kim and her coach of four years, Brian Orser, parted ways.
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    Kim was assigned to the 2010 Cup of China and to the 2010 Cup of Russia for the 2010–2011 ISU Grand Prix season.
    After the 2010 Winter Olympics, personalities such as Jacques Rogge and Hillary Clinton praised Kim's Olympic performance.
    Kim's short program, long program and combined total scores in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver were the highest scores ever since the ISU Judging System was created, and were automatically registered in the Guinness World Records.
    In February 2010, Kim competed in the ladies event at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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    In March 2010, Kim competed at the 2010 World Championships in Turin, Italy.
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    In February 2010, Kim competed in the ladies event at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, where she captured Olympic gold.
    She is the 2010 Olympic champion in Ladies' Singles, the 2009 World champion, the 2009 Four Continents champion, a three-time (2006–2007, 2007–2008, 2009–2010) Grand Prix Final champion, the 2006 World Junior champion, the 2005–2006 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, and a four-time (2002–2005) South Korean national champion.
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  • 2009
    Age 18
    Her victories in both Grand Prix events qualified her for the 2009–2010 Grand Prix Final in Tokyo, Japan, in December 2009.
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    At the 2009 Skate America, Kim placed first again after the short program with the score of 76.28, which was 17.48 points ahead of her closest competitor Rachael Flatt.
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    At the 2009 Trophée Eric Bompard, she placed first in the short program with the score of 76.08 points, 16.44 points ahead of Yukari Nakano.
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    Kim was assigned to the 2009 Trophée Eric Bompard and the 2009 Skate America in the 2009–2010 ISU Grand Prix season.
    During the 2009 World Championships, held in Los Angeles, United States, she set another new world record of 76.12 points in the short program, surpassing her previous record by almost four points.
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    Kim competed in the 2009 Four Continents in Vancouver, Canada.
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  • 2008
    Age 17
    During the 2008–2009 Grand Prix Final, which was held in Goyang, South Korea, she was placed first in the short program with 65.94 points and second in the free skate where she earned 120.41 points.
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    Her success continued at the 2008 Cup of China, where she received a score of 63.64 in the short program and 128.11 in the free skate, placing first in both of them.
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    At the 2008 Skate America, Kim was placed first in the short program with a score of 69.50, standing out by the margin of 11.70 points despite a trouble in her double axel.
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    Kim was assigned to the 2008 Skate America and the 2008 Cup of China Grand Prix for the 2008–2009 ISU Grand Prix season.
    With persistent hip injury and back pain, she competed at the 2008 World Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden.
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    Kim did not compete at the 2008 Korean National Championships and the 2008 Four Continents Championships due to a hip injury.
    Kim's placement qualified South Korea two ladies entries for the 2008 World Figure Skating Championships.
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  • 2007
    Age 16
    Kim qualified for the 2007–2008 Grand Prix Final in Turin, Italy.
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    At the 2007 Cup of Russia, Kim won both the short program scoring 63.50 points and the free skate with 133.70 points, to finish first overall with 197.20 points, 24.43 ahead of silver medalist Yukari Nakano, which set a world record for the free skate score under the ISU Judging System.
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    Kim started off the 2007–2008 season winning the 2007 Cup of China with a total score of 180.68 points, which was 24.34 ahead of silver medalist Caroline Zhang.
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    Kim was assigned to the 2007 Cup of China and the 2007 Cup of Russia Grand Prix for the 2007–2008 ISU Grand Prix season.
    In March 2007, Brian Orser became her new full-time coach.
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    Kim was selected to compete at the 2007 World Championships based on her performance during the season.
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    In January 2007, Kim was diagnosed as being in the early stage of lumbar disc herniation (L4~L5).
    Kim was forced to withdraw due to an injury at the 2007 South Korean Championships and was unable to defend her national title.
  • 2006
    Age 15
    At the 2006 Grand Prix Final in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Kim placed third in the short program with 65.06 points and first in the free skating with 119.14.
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    At the 2006 Trophée Eric Bompard, Kim received a score of 65.22 in the short program and 119.32 in the free skate, placing first both of them and won the event with 184.54 points, 10.10 points ahead of silver medalist Miki Ando.
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    Kim made her senior international debut at 2006 Skate Canada where she won a bronze medal after being placed first at the short program and fourth in the free skate program with a total overall score of 168.48 points.
    In order to prepare for her senior debut in the 2006–2007 season, Kim trained extensively at the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club of Toronto, Ontario, Canada during the summer of 2006.
    Kim won her fourth senior national title. At the 2006 World Junior Championships, she won the gold medal scoring 177.54 points overall, with a 24.19-point margin of victory over silver medalist Mao Asada.
  • 2005
    Age 14
    When she was 14 years old, she landed her first triple-triple combination jump at the 2005 World Junior Championships.
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    At the 2005–2006 Junior Grand Prix Final, she won the competition 28.34 points ahead of silver medalist Aki Sawada.
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    For the 2005–2006 season, Kim was not old enough to compete at the 2006 Olympics, instead, she competed in the 2005–2006 Junior Grand Prix and won both of her competitions in Bulgaria and Slovakia.
    She retained her National Championship title for the third year in a row on her way to the 2005 World Junior Championships.
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  • 2004
    Age 13
    She won a silver medal at the 2004–2005 Junior Grand Prix Final with an overall score of 137.75 points.
    In the 2004–2005 season, Kim competed as a junior at the ISU Junior Grand Prix.
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    She continued her reign as the South Korean champion in 2004.
  • 2002
    Age 11
    In 2002, Kim competed internationally for the first time at the Triglav Trophy, where she won the gold medal in the novice competition.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1990
    Born
    Kim was born in 1990 in Bucheon, Gyeonggi and moved to Gunpo when she was six years old.
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