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S. Korea's Kim Yu-na Wins Skating Gold

She sets record in taking country's first gold in the sport

(Newser) - Kim Yu-na of South Korea won the women's figure skating gold medal at the Vancouver Olympics tonight in record fashion. Kim shattered her own world mark by scoring 228.56 points, more than 18 higher than her previous record. The victory is South Korea's first Olympic medal in the sport.... More »

License to Thrill: Kim Yu-Na Sets Skating Record

South Korean routs strong field in women's short program

(Newser) - No Bond girl ever did it better than Kim Yu-Na: Skating to a medley of 007 themes, the South Korean glided to a world-record 78.50 points in the figure skating short program last night. The biggest favorite for the figure skating gold since Katharina Witt in 1988—and the... More »

Figure Skater Bears Weight of S. Korea's Expectations

19-year-old is country's highest-paid athlete

(Newser) - In many ways, Kim Yu-na is a victim of her own success. Through hard work, she has risen to become a champion figure skater—a feat made all the more impressive considering her native South Korea has no strong history in the sport. The 19-year-old is the country's highest-paid athlete... More »

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