Kim Yuna - Beautiful South Korean Professional Figure Skater
Kim Yuna – The Beautiful South Korean Princess On Ice
Birth Name: Kim Yu-Na
Date of Birth: September 5, 1990
Place of Birth: Bucheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Nationality: South Korean
Occupation: Professional figure skater
Height: 5 feet 4 1⁄2 in; 1.64 m
Measurements: 75-53-76 (EU)
Famous for: Yuna is one of the best female figure skaters in the history of figure skating. She is the champion of champions and a records holder that has never been placed off the podium in her entire career!
It takes a lot of hard work to become a champion but it is even harder to defend the champion’s throne.
- Yuna is her first name; Kim is her last name (Koreans always say their last names first).
- She began skating at the age of 7.
- Kim won the senior title at the South Korean Championships when she was only 12 years old, becoming the youngest skater ever to win that title (she is a four-time (2002–2005) South Korean national champion).
- Kim Yuna is the the 2005–2006 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, the 2006 World Junior champion, a three-time (2006–2007, 2007–2008, 2009–2010) Grand Prix Final champion, the 2009 Four Continents champion, the 2009 World champion, etc.
- Yuna is the 2010 Olympic champion in Ladies' Singles.
- Kim is the current record holder for ladies in the free skating, short program and the combined total under the ISU Judging System.
- 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.
- Besides figure skating Yuna has other talents as well; she enjoys music and loves to sing.
- In 2010 Kim has been rated as one of the world's most influential people by TIME.
- In 2010, she was named international UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
- 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.
- In October 2010, Yuni won the Sportswoman of the Year Award from Women's Sports Foundation.
- In 2011 Kim was appointed a member of the Executive Committee of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games Organizing Committee.
Kim Yuna in one sentence – Kim is a lovely lady, outstanding figure skater, beautiful young woman, and an ideal role model for children around the world.
Always remember that true beauty comes from within.