All posts tagged "Asada Mao"

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    Kim Yu-na gets favorable draw

    To skate in Group 4 in Sochi By Kwon Ji-youn Figure-skating megastar Kim Yu-na is about as sure-fire a gold-medal candidate as there is among the athletes booked for the Sochi Winter Olympics. Now, observers think her...

    • Posted January 27, 2014
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  • After her historic performance in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, when she took the gold with a
world-record of 228.56 points, Kim Yu-na is now looking to become only the third woman ever to repeat as Olympic champion.
(Korea Times photo by 
Ko Young-kwon)
    Resisting her coronation

    Skating prodigies vow to give Kim Yuna competition at Sochi Games By Do Je-hae Four years ago, Japan’s Asada Mao was the only serious threat to Kim Yu-na’s pursuit of Olympic gold in ladies’ figure skating. Now...

    • Posted January 22, 2014
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  • Kim Yu-na waves to her fans at the Incheon International Airport before leaving for Croatia, Tuesday. / Yonhap
    Kim Yu-na begins quest for second Olympic title

    By Jung Min-ho What is left for a figure skater who has already achieved her dream of winning an Olympic gold medal? Kim Yu-na, 23, said her biggest goal of her final season is to “leave a...

    • Posted December 3, 2013
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  • Kim Yu-na will compete in her first competition ahead of the Sochi Games at the Golden Spin of Zagreb in Croatia starting Friday. / AP-Yonhap
    Yu-na, look out for Russian skaters!

    New generation of prodigies emerges with sensational jumps, polished artistry   By Do Je-hae Russia has been a traditional frontrunner in all disciplines of figure skating, except for the ladies event. That is about to change. For...

    • Posted December 2, 2013
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