Born in 1990 in Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province, she started figure skating at the age of 5. (Yonhap). Now I just buy clothes when I like them. “I have received more love and support than I deserve.”. I’ve only had beer so far, but I don’t get why people like it. She became a model for New Balance in 2016 and is slated to continue acting as the brand's representative until 2022. I have been really happy,” Kim said as she tried to hold back tears. Check out more pictures of Kim Yuna below! ^^. I know that my face doesn’t get red. Her coach at the time, Ryu Jong-hyun, strongly suggested to Kim's mother that Kim should continue to skate, predicting that she would become a world-class figure skater in the future. I watched her get screwed out of the gold medal at the Olympics. It was you. During the interview, she said, “since I’m not practicing, I’m not hurting anywhere and mentally I’m much more at ease. She wishes to get her driving license before then. Kim Yuna officially retires May 7, 2014 Kim Yuna, who won a gold medal at the Vancouver Games with a world record of 228.56 points, skated to “Time to Say Goodbye” on Monday as part of her retirement gala from Sunday to Tuesday. I don’t have the job, so I’m not stressed and there’s no pressure on me anymore.”, She seemed very content with her life after retirement. Getting ready for this show has kept me busy,” she said. Kim will always be remembered alongside Japan’s Ito Midori, the first woman to land a triple axel in international competition, as an Asian pioneer in the sport. She was hurt but decided to return for the 2012-13 season and won her second world championship title in London, Ontario. Her 18-year figure skating career, it turned out, was that close to perfect. Yuzuru Hanyu's worst performance makes Yuna Kim look like the ice capades backup performers. Kim, who won a gold medal at the Vancouver Games with a world record of 228.56 points, skated to “Time to Say Goodbye” on Monday as part of her retirement gala from Sunday to Tuesday. Mar 15, 2016 When Yuna Kim retired after her controversial second-place finish at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, many felt it was too abrupt an end to a brilliant career for the 23-year-old. zinfamous No Lifer. Kim, who was still 19 at that time, realized that achieving a dream could also mean losing it. Jul 12, 2006 101,931 16,156 136. (Yonhap), At the end, Yuna couldn’t hold back her tears. Few remember Kim Yuna’s slip-ups on the ice. I imagine like any other profession you don’t just stop after retirement. A foot injury sidelined her for the Grand Prix ahead of the Sochi Olympics but she made a glorious return to the Games and won the silver medal. She had a big dream of winning an Olympic gold medal. Kim began skating at the age of 6. The Olympic Gold Medalist is the picture of fit as she takes on a number of athletic poses that highlight her strength. If it can't be timed, it is up to the judges discretion. When asked about shopping, she happily said, “I used to put down clothes because I never had any use for them. © 2007 - 2020 6Theory Media, LLC. The media at some point were not as friendly as she thought. Winning the 2009 world championship was a monumental moment both for her and Korea. Figure skating queen Kim Yuna announces retirement - YouTube People tell me that I’m probably a heavyweight. I was lucky my coaches noticed early on and helped … ‘The Walking Dead’ is helping families connect, BLACKPINK’s ‘Kill This Love’ hits 1.1 bln views on YouTube, EXO’s Kai to debut solo this month: agency, BTS shares details of upcoming album ‘BE’, Top prosecutor ranks top in poll of prospective presidential candidates, Moon to hold phone talks with Biden soon: Cheong Wa Dae official, GFriend returns with sassy disco for 3rd full album ‘Walpurgis Night’, BTS wins four prizes at MTV Europe Music Awards, including Best Song, Defense chief says military exemption for BTS members not under consideration, K-pop awards show MAMA to be held online due to COVID-19. At Olympic Park in Seoul, Monday, the 2010 Olympic champion and the most decorated figure skater ever to emerge from Korea finally called time on her career. She looks great! When I buy something, I think, ‘one day I’ll have an occasion for it. Kim Yuna’s last competition before retiring was at the Sochi Olympics. She said the song symbolizes what the show is about. Retired figure skater Kim Yuna showed that she's still got her Olympic level physique. Following her silver medal win at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Yuna Kim won’t get the chance to claim the gold in 2018. Her performance to “Send in the Clowns” was a repetition of her short program in Sochi, where she won a silver medal, falling short of Russian Adelina Sotnikova after what many Koreans said was a result of scandalous judging. Since her retirement in 2014, Kim Yuna has been promoting through commercials and CFs. by ddangha “Figure Skating Queen” Kim Yuna opened up about her life after retirement from the figure skating world, in an interview with the fashion magazine Elle Korea. Then she left competitive skating. She participated in a photoshoot for New Balance that was released on February 17th. I was born with a good instrument, maybe more so than the talent. Nice to see her moving on and looking great! In a 2011 interview, she gave credit to her coaches for noticing her aptness for skating, stating, "My coaches have told me my muscles and body structure are perfect for skating. allkpop® is a registered trademark of 6Theory Media, LLC. Kim Yuna, who won a gold medal at the Vancouver Games with a world record of 228.56 points, skated to “Time to Say Goodbye” on Monday as part of her retirement gala from Sunday to Tuesday. May 9, 2014 #25 smackababy said: That is the same with pretty much all the Olympic judging. And when she was crowned in Vancouver, a dream she has nurtured since she was five finally came true. She also admitted to still not knowing her alcohol tolerance, saying, “I haven’t drunken to get drunk yet. Hell, even the boxing has a moronic scoring … She was confused. 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