Yuna Kim

Yeon-ah Kim
Personal information
Country representedSouth Korea South Korea
Born (1990-09-05) September 5, 1990 (age 28)
Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
ResidenceSeoul, South Korea
Height1.64 m (5 ft 4 12 in)
Former coachShin Hea-sook
Ryu Jong-hyun
Peter Oppegard
Brian Orser
Kim Se-yol
Chi Hyun-jung
Former choreographerDavid Wilson
Sandra Bezic
Tom Dickson
Brian Orser
Jeffrey Buttle
Jadene Fullen
Kim Se-yol
Catarina Lindgren
Chi Hyun-jung
Former skating clubEast West Ice Palace
Began skating1996
Retired20 February 2014
World standing10 (2013–14)
19 (2012–13)
11 (2011–12)
2 (2010–11)
1 (2009–10)
1 (2008–09)
2 (2007–08)
2 (2006–07)
13 (2005–06)
35 (2004–05)
Season's bests2 (2013–2014)[1]
1 (2012–2013)[2]
3 (2010–2011)[3]
1 (2009–2010)[4]
1 (2008–2009)[5]
1 (2007–2008)
3 (2006–2007)
8 (2005–2006)
14 (2004–2005)
ISU personal best scores
Combined total228.56[6]
2010 Winter Olympics
Short program78.50[7]
2010 Winter Olympics
Free skate150.06[8]
2010 Winter Olympics
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Yeona[9]
McCune–ReischauerKim Yŏna

Yuna Kim (born September 5, 1990), also credited in eastern name order as Kim Yuna or Kim Yeon-ah, is a South Korean former competitive figure skater. She is the 2010 Olympic champion and 2014 silver medalist in ladies' singles; the 2009 & 2013 World champion; the 2009 Four Continents champion; a three-time (2006–2007, 2007–2008, 2009–2010) Grand Prix Final champion; the 2006 World Junior champion; the 2005 Junior Grand Prix Final champion; and a six-time (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2013, 2014) South Korean national champion.

Kim is the first South Korean figure skater to win a medal at an ISU Junior or Senior Grand Prix event, ISU Championship, and the Olympic Games. She is the first female skater to win the Olympic Games, the World Championships, the Four Continents Championships, and the Grand Prix Final. She is one of the most highly recognized athletes and media figures in South Korea. As a result of her numerous accomplishments, she is frequently referred to as Queen Yuna by various media across the world.[10][11]

She is the former record holder for ladies in the short program, free skate and combined total[12] under the ISU Judging System. She has broken world record scores 11 times[12][13][14] under the ISU Judging System since 2007, eight of which being records she herself set. She is also the first female skater to surpass the 140-point and 150-point free skating mark[14] and the 200-point, 210-point and 220-point total mark[12] under the ISU Judging System. Throughout her entire career, Kim had never finished a competition off the podium. Due to her artistry and musical sense, graceful skating skills, and exceptional speed, consistency, quality of her huge and technically near textbook jumps, and longevity and competitive record at a time of unprecedented depth in ladies skating, she is regarded by many as the greatest ladies singles skater of all time.[15][16][17]

Kim was the highest paid athlete in the XXI Olympic Winter Games,[18] the 5th, 7th, 6th and 4th top-earning sportswoman in the world in 2010,[19] 2012,[20] 2013[21] and 2014[22] respectively according to Forbes. The business magazine has also listed her in their 30 under 30[23] and Philanthropy[24] lists. She was included in Time magazine's annual Time 100 of World's Most Influential People in 2010.[25] Kim was the first to top Forbes Korea Power Celebrity and was ranked in the Top 10 from 2010 to 2015.[26][27][28][29][30][31] Kim lit the Olympic cauldron at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.[32]

Early life and education

Kim was born in 1990 in Bucheon, Gyeonggi-do, and moved to Gunpo when she was six years old.[33] In 2013, Kim graduated from Korea University with a degree Sports Education.[34]

Other Languages
العربية: كم يون آه
čeština: Kim Ju-na
dansk: Kim Yuna
Deutsch: Kim Yuna
eesti: Kim Yuna
español: Kim Yu Na
فارسی: یانا کیم
français: Kim Yuna
한국어: 김연아
हिन्दी: किम यू ना
hrvatski: Kim Yuna
Bahasa Indonesia: Kim Yuna
italiano: Kim Yuna
עברית: קים יו-נה
latviešu: Kima Jona
lietuvių: Kim Yuna
magyar: Kim Jona
монгол: Ким Ёнь-а
Nederlands: Kim Yuna
日本語: 金妍兒
norsk: Kim Yuna
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਯੂਨਾ ਕਿਮ
polski: Kim Yu-na
português: Kim Yuna
română: Kim Yu-Na
русский: Ким Ён А
Scots: Kim Yuna
Simple English: Kim Yu-Na
suomi: Kim Yu-na
svenska: Kim Yuna
Tagalog: Kim Yuna
Türkçe: Kim Yuna
українська: Кім Йон А
Tiếng Việt: Kim Yuna
中文: 金妍兒