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Yu-Na Kim is competing in the Winter Olympics 2010 in Vancouver in figure skating for South Korea.

South Korea first sat up and paid attention to Yu-Na Kim during the 2004-2005 season when she placed second at the Juniore Grand Prix Final, earning Korea's first international medal in the history of figure skating.

Making her senior international debut in 2006, Kim came to prominence when she claimed two gold medals in a row at teh 2006-2007 season and 2007-2008 Grand Prix Finals. At the 2007 World Campionships in Tokyo, Kim's short program, Tango de Roxannce, belew the competition away by earning the highest score (71.95 points) ever under the current ISU judging system. Since then, she has been called the perfect skater, the full package, by figure skating experts around the world. Working with her full time coach Brian Orser and choreographer David Wilson since May 2007, Kim could leap ahead in her figure skating career. At the 2007 Cup of Russia, Kim set the world record, 133.70 points, for the ladies long program, skating to the musical Miss Saigon with perfect techniques and presentation skills. She also fulfilled her potential by earning two extra points in her triple flip-triple toe loop combination in three events in a row.

"Queen on Ice," Yu-Na Kim is the national figure skating icon in Korea. "2008 Festa on Ice," the first ice show in South Korea, was successfully held in Seoul with world famous figure skating stars including "Queen" Kim Yu-Na.

During the 2008-2009 season, Kim clinched the gold, skating the Danse Macabre with her breathtaking performance in her black costume for the short program and Scheherazade with her artistic expressions for the free skating. At the 2009 World Championships, Kim topped her own world record in the short program with 76.12 points and won with an overall score of 207.71 points, the world's best record. She became the only one who earned more than 8 points in Program Component Scores among world figure skaters.


YU-NA KIM: FACTS

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Age: 24 years old
Birthday: September 5, 1990
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 104 lbs.
Birthplace: Bucheon, Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea
Current Residence: Gunpo, Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea





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