KIM Yuna

Republic of Korea KOR

Figure Skating

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    1 S
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Vancouver 2010
  • Year of Birth
    1990
Olympic Results

Biography

KIM Yuna

Two-time Olympic medallist Yuna Kim of the Republic of Korea set a new world points record when she won gold at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.

Junior champion

Yuna Kim won her first major title in 2006, when she claimed gold in the World Junior Championships ahead of Mao Asada, the Japanese skater who would later become one of her main rivals at senior level.
Her subsequent progress led her to the 2009 World Championship title, as she saw off the challenge of Canada’s Joannie Rochette, and that meant that when she took her Olympic bow the following year in Vancouver, she was firm favourite for gold.

James Bond Girl

Kim chose to perform her short programme to a medley of soundtracks from the James Bond movies, impressing both the public and the judges with her technical prowess and bold artistry, executing flawless sequences of the most difficult jumps such as triple lutz and triple toe loops to set a new world record of 78.50 points and take a comfortable lead going into the decisive free programme

New world record

This time performing to the music of George Gershwin, Kim produced another series of perfectly executed triple jumps to underline her supremacy in the technical elements. Her interpretation of the choreography was equally majestic, and her score of 150.06 was another new world record.
On the world’s biggest stage, she had produced the best performance of her career, and was crowned Olympic champion with a new combined world record total of 228.56 points, a benchmark that nobody has since been able to better. She also claimed the honour of becoming the first female figure skater from Republic of Korea to win Olympic gold.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Sochi 2014

S
Singles
Singles Figure Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Vancouver 2010

G
Singles
Singles Figure Skating