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.