Kim dazzles at South Korean national championships

Jan 5, 2014

Kim dazzles at South Korean national championships

Reigning Olympic champion Kim Yu-na came within a whisker of her own world-record mark with a captivating performance to win South Korea’s national championships on Sunday. The 23-year-old Kim, who plans to retire after the Sochi Olympics next month, scored 147.26 points in the ...

Kim shines in short program at nationals

Jan 4, 2014

Kim shines in short program at nationals

Reigning Olympic champion Kim Yu-na fired a warning shot to her rivals after producing a nearly flawless performance in the women’s short program at South Korea’s national championships on Saturday. The 23-year-old Kim topped the leaderboard with an eye-popping score of 80.60 points at ...

Kim marks 2013 debut with victory in Zagreb

Dec 9, 2013

Kim marks 2013 debut with victory in Zagreb

Olympic champion Kim Yu-na overcame a fall to clinch victory at the Golden Spin on Saturday as the South Korean skater made her season debut following an injury lay-off with an impressive triumph. The 23-year-old world champion had been off the ice since picking ...

Kim leads in season debut

Dec 7, 2013

Kim leads in season debut

Two-time defending Olympic Kim Yu-na returned from injury on Friday to kick off her Olympic season by taking the lead after the short program at the Golden Spin. Dressed in bright yellow, Kim skated to “Send in the Clowns,” opening with a triple-triple toeloop ...

Nov 13, 2013

Ando, Kim to compete at Golden Spin

Miki Ando is set to compete against Olympic champion Kim Yu-na of South Korea at the Golden Spin of Zagreb next month after they were among entries announced by the Croatian skating federation on Wednesday. The Dec. 5 to 7 event is expected to ...

Mao relishes potential duel with Kim

Nov 12, 2013

Mao relishes potential duel with Kim

by Shigemi Sato

Mao Asada says she has come a long way to be ready for another gold-medal showdown with reigning Olympic champion Kim Yu-na during February’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Mao, who took the silver medal behind her South Korean archrival at the 2010 Vancouver ...

Sep 27, 2013

Ando begins comeback

Competing for the first time in two years, two-time world champion Miki Ando took the ice on Thursday in the Nebelhorn Trophy and finished second in the short program. The 25-year-old Ando, who is still looking for a coach, landed all her jumps: a ...

Sep 26, 2013

Kim to miss Grand Prix events: report

Two-time world figure skating champion Kim Yu-na of South Korea will sit out upcoming Grand Prix events because of a foot injury, Yonhap News Agency reported Thursday. The Korea Skating Union said Kim suffered an injury to her metatarsal on her right foot during ...