Friday, August 19, 2011

Kim Yu-Na 김연아 (ROK, Figure Skating)

Kim Yu-Na's 김연아  list of accolades are impressive, to say the least. Kim has won titles in the Olympics and World Championships, not to mention various Grand Prix crowns on top her stellar achievements as a talented junior. According to her Wikipedia biography, Kim is the first figure skater to hold Olympic, World and Four Continents titles.

A victorious Kim displays her 2009 World Championship gold (Photo from Wikipedia)
The popular Kim is one of South Korea's biggest sports stars. She has multitudes of lucrative endorsement deals that range from cosmetics, airlines to dairy products. In a testament to her versatile, off-skating rink talents, Kim also dabbles in music, recording a song for the 2010 World Cup.

Using her fame and influence, Kim campaigned tireless for Pyeongchang's successful bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics.