Kim Yu Na

Kim Yu-Na talks about the Pyeongchang Olympics and her success

“Queen” Kim Yu-Na‘s popularity and support from fans continues to skyrocket as shown through her past three sold-out shows. In a recent interview with TIME magazine, she expressed her gratitude toward her fans, shared how she, like everyone, hates Mondays, and revealed her excitement for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Korean American Olympic skier Toby Dawson bids for Pyeongchang

In hopes of hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics, South Korea’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Bid Committee announced on Sunday that one of their final presenters will be Toby Dawson, the Korean American skier who won the bronze medal for the United States in the 2006 Winter Olympics. Expressing his commitment to the bid, Dawson promised: “I will do my best to open the Winter Games in the nation where I was born.”

Michelle Wie and Kim Yu-Na are among the highest paid female athletes

According to’s recently reported list of “10 of the Highest Paid Female Athletes,” pro golfer Michelle Wie earned a sum of $12 million, with Olympic champion Kim Yu-Na trailing close behind, raking in an impressive $9.7 million. Wie and Kim are ranked among other talented female sports stars like Maria Sharapova and Venus and Serena Williams.

Kim Yu Na Wins Sportswoman of the Year 2010

And the awards just keep coming in, even months after the Winter Olympics.  Kim Yu Na took home the Sportswoman of the Year award for 2010 which is awarded by the Women’s Sports Foundation; founded by tennis great Billie Jean King back in the 70′s.  She becomes the first Korean – but not Asian – to win this prestigious award, which had previously been awarded to the likes of Lorena Ochoa and Bonnie Blair.  What will she do next?

Every year, the Women’s Sports Foundation recognizes an individual and team Sportswoman whose performances over a 12-month time span have been exceptional. Criteria is based on new records and world championships won.

Kim Yu Na Splits with Orser

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