Kim Yu-na was born in September 5, 1990 in Bucheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea and then moved to Gunpo when she was six years old. In March 2007 she moved to Toronto, Ontario,Canada to train with Brian Orser (her current coach). She is the 2010 Winter Olympic champion in ladies single. So, with this everybody ask themselves “Why they think Kim Yu-na is the queen of iceskating?” Well, I will answer that question trough various facts, stating also my own opinions.
Yu-na is the first South Korean figure skater to have medaled at an ISU Junior or Senior Grand Prixevent, ISU Championship, or Olympic Games. She is one of the most highly recognized athletes and media figures in South Korea. As of March 2010, Kim is ranked first in the world by the InternationalSkating Union (ISU). She is also the current record holder for ladies in the short program, the free skating and the combined total under the ISU Judging System. She was the first female skater to surpassthe 200-point mark under the ISU Judging System.
She began to skate at the age of seven. Her coach at the time, Ryu Jong-Hyeon, impressed with Yu-na’s talent, strongly suggested to Kim's mother thatYu-na should continue to skate, predicting that she would become a world-class figure skater in the future. In 2002, when she was eleven, she competed internationally for the first time at the TriglavTrophy, where she won the gold medal in the novice competition. A year later, at age 12, she won the senior title at the South Korean Figure Skating Championship, becoming the youngest skater ever towin that title.
In the 2004–2005 season, now then as a junior skater, Yu-na competed at the ISU Junior Grand Prix and won the silver medal at the event in China but then won the gold medal inHungary. She retained her National Championship for the third year in-a-row but on her way to 2005 World Junior Figure Skating Competitions she lost against Mao Asada and won the silver medal once...