Why did Yuna Kim retire?

Why did Yuna Kim retire?

Kim brings the house down Yuna Kim retired from competition after her silver medal at Sochi 2014. Four years later, she was the star turn at the Opening Ceremony of PyeongChang 2018 as she lit the cauldron to signal the start of the Games. There appears to be a playback issue.

Who is the queen of figure skating?

Yuna Kim
A Crown for the queen That all changed in Vancouver with the coronation of Yuna Kim, known as ‘Queen Yuna’ in her homeland, where she was a sporting star and cultural icon. Kim had won the 2009 World Championships by more than 16 points, which is a chasm in figure skating.

At what age do figure skaters retire?

Skaters start skating when they’re very young, usually before they’re 10 years old, and most singles skaters retire in their mid-to-late-20s. Pair skaters and ice dancers usually last longer because they don’t have to do as many jumps as singles skaters; some compete into their early-to-mid-30s.

Does Kim Yuna still skate?

PyeongChang 2018 roles You won silver at the 2020 Four Continents, the first medal for a South Korean at an ISU event since Kim’s world title seven years prior. Kim also stays involved with her sport, running the ‘All That Skate’ annual exhibition alongside her mother.

How old was Yuna Kim when she started skating?

In 2013, Kim graduated from Korea University with a degree in Sports Education. Kim began skating at the age of 6. Her coach at the time, Ryu Jong-hyun, strongly suggested to Kim’s mother that Kim should continue to skate, predicting that she would become a world-class figure skater in the future.

Who was the gold medalist in the women’s free skating?

Gold medalist Adelina Sotnikova of Russia, right, and silver medalist Yuna Kim of South Korea take part in the flower ceremony after the women’s free skating program in Sochi, Russia, on Thursday, February 20. Some are questioning the scores given to the skaters since Kim seemingly had a better overall performance.

When did Yuna Kim become a national champion?

She continued her reign as the South Korean champion between 2003 and 2005. In the 2004–2005 season, Kim competed as a junior at the ISU Junior Grand Prix. She won a gold medal at her first competition in Hungary and became the first Korean skater to win a Junior Grand Prix event.

What makes Yuna Kim famous on the ice?

Kim is famous for her strong technical skills, speed, consistency, and artistry on the ice. Her programs are often commended for their ice coverage, musicality, and delicate interpretation.