All posts tagged "Kim Yuna"

  • To mark the 30-day countdown, President Park Geun-hye visited the National Training Center on Wednesday to encourage the athletes. (Yonhap)
    Less than 30 days to Sochi!

    S. Korea poised for another top-10 finish  (Yonhap) — The countdown to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi reached 30 days on Wednesday, as South Korean athletes set their sights on another top-10 finish in the...

    • Posted January 8, 2014
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  • South Korean figure skating star Kim Yu-na performs during the ladies free skating at the Korea Figure Skating Championship 2014 in Goyang, north of Seoul, on Jan. 5, 2014. (Yonhap)
    Any Questions?

    Kim Yuna wins her last prep event in a landslide…all set for Sochi   Kim Yuna is all set for the Sochi Olympics, winning her last preparation event in a landslide. At the Goyang Oulimnuri Ice Rink...

    • Posted January 6, 2014
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  • Figure skating Olympic champion Kim Yu-na will try to leave a legacy at the Sochi Winter Games, slated from Feb. 7 to 23. (Yonhap)
    League of their own

    ‘Ice queens’ Kim Yu-na, Lee Sang-hwa look to cement their legacies in Sochi By Jung Min-ho Reigning Olympic champions Kim Yu-na and Lee Sang-hwa are heavily favored to defend their gold medals at the Sochi Winter Olympics,...

    • Posted January 2, 2014
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  • The Korean female curling national team, from left, Um Min-ji, Shin Mi-sung, Kim Ji-sun, Lee Seul-bee and Gim Un-chi became popular figures in Korea after the Olympics.
    Athletes dream of Olympic glory

    By Jung Min-ho Figure-skating megastar Kim Yu-na and speed-skating champion Lee Sang-hwa are expected to dictate the media attention on Korean athletes at next month’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Korean athletes competing in less popular sports,...

    • Posted December 31, 2013
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  • After all, two-time world figure skating champion Kim Yu-na, the “Ice Queen” with a perfect stage presence, is only human, saying that she is not a natural born talent, and neither is she always perfect. (Yonhap)
    Kim Yuna says she’s only human

    By Lee Kyung-min After all, two-time world figure skating champion Kim Yu-na, the “Ice Queen” with a perfect stage presence, is only human, saying that she is not a natural born talent, and neither is she always...

    • Posted December 18, 2013
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    Top 10 Korean Sports Stories of 2013

    Compiled by Yonhap  1. Ryu Hyun-jin and Choo Shin-soo’s tremendous season in Major League Baseball. Ryu was better than advertised in his rookie season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Choo set himself up nicely for the...

    • Posted December 17, 2013
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  • Ryu Hyun-jin no doubt was the biggest Korean sports star of 2013. (Korea Times file)
    Ryu Hyun-jin named top Korean athlete of 2013: poll

    Dodgers’ left-hander takes the top honor, beating out Kim Yuna  Choo Shin-soo is fifth behind even Son Yeon-jae After enjoying a strong rookie season in the major leagues, Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin was selected as...

    • Posted December 17, 2013
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