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Kim leads at Worlds; Ando second

Kim leads at Worlds; Ando second

Olympic Champion Yuna Kim won the Ladies short program in Moscow on Friday, but she wasn’t flawless. The Korean has a small lead of 0.33 points over Japan’s Miki Ando. Ksenia…

Show Skating Alive and Well in LA

Show Skating Alive and Well in LA

On a balmy autumn evening, thousands of skating fans filled the Staples Center in Los Angeles to take part in the North American premiere of 2010 All That Skate LA. The show, presented by Olympic Champion Yuna Kim’s management agency AT Sports, gathered an impressive roster of figure skating royalty, and brought them together for a spectacle unlike any other skating show to date.

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Kim shatters yet another record; wins Olympic Gold

Yu-Na Kim of South Korea broke another world record in the Ladies Long Program, and combined with her Short Program score, became the first Korean skater to ever win Olympic Gold.

Japan’s Mao Asada also set a record for the first woman to ever land three triple Axels (Short and Long Program combined), and maintained second overall to win the silver.

Joannie Rochette of Canadian claimed the bronze, becoming the first…

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Kim breaks another record; leads Ladies Short Program

South Korea’s Yu-Na Kim currently sits in first after the Short Program, followed by Mao Asada of Japan and Canada’s Joannie Rochette.

Kim broke another Short Program record after scoring a new personal best 78.50 (44.70/33.80) points for first place in her flawless “James Bond” routine.

The 19-year-old phenom nailed a triple Lutz-triple toeloop, a triple flip, and a double Axel, all of which received high positive Grades of Execution (GoE)….

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Kim reclaims Grand Prix Final title

Korea’s Yu-Na Kim reclaimed her title that she lost last year to Japan’s Mao Asada after placing first in the long program (123.22 points). The reigning World Champion delivered a strong performance to Gershwin’s Concerto in F which featured four solid triple jumps, spins and footwork. The only mistake was a two-footed landing on the back half of a  double Axel-triple toeloop. Her overall score was 188.86 points.

Earlier in…

Yu-Na Kim: Twenty Percent to Perfection

Yu-Na Kim: Twenty Percent to Perfection

South Korean figure skater Yu-Na Kim set another new world record last week at Trophée Eric Bompard (TEB) with her Long Program to Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F.

“I was stunned watching it (the score),” said Kim. “I didn’t…

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Kim pockets gold at 2009 Worlds

Kim pockets gold at 2009 Worlds

The 2009 World Figure Skating Championships concluded with the Ladies Long Program.

It wasn’t a competition. It was a coming out party, and all of the other skaters were…

Kim grabs easy lead in Los Angeles

Kim grabs easy lead in Los Angeles

The highly anticipated duel between Korea’s Yu-Na Kim and Japan’s Mao Asada was finally back in action today with the ladies short program.

Canada’s Joannie Rochette had a little…

Kim takes gold at 2009 Four Continents

In front of a sold-out crowd, the three ladies with the highest scores so far this season went head to head in a competition for the ages.

It was Joannie Rochette’s home crowd in Vancouver, Canada, but it was hard to tell given the number of fans in the house to support Japan’s Mao Asada and Korea’s Yu-Na Kim.

All three ladies received such boisterous applause that one might think that…

Kim leads at Four Continents

Kim leads at Four Continents

It was supposed to be a battle of the two super powers of ladies figure skating. World Champion Mao Asada of Japan taking on two-time Worlds…

Kim decimates ladies’ field at Skate America

Kim decimates ladies’ field at Skate America

The ladies took to the stage for the final competition of Skate America yesterday afternoon. It turned out to be a contest for the silver medal, as South Korea’s Yu-Na Kim…

Kim leads at Skate America

Kim leads at Skate America

The ladies took to the ice for their short programs tonight, with perhaps the most competitive field in the entire series. Because of the absence of…

Firsts Keep Coming for Kim

Firsts Keep Coming for Kim

South Korea’s Yu-Na Kim continues to make history every time she steps on the ice. When she won the Triglav Trophy in Slovenia in 2002 in…

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Kims wins second consecutive Grand Prix Final gold

Yu-Na Kim of South Korea won her second consecutive Grand Prix Final, while Japan’s Mao Asada rose from sixth place after the short to win her second consecutive silver. Carolina Kostner of Italy maintained third overall to win the bronze.

Asada, who stood in sixth after the short, opened her routine with a triple Axel and a triple flip-triple toeloop combination. The World silver medalist was penalized for using the…

Kim overcomes rough start to lead ladies in Torino

Yu-Na Kim of South Korea placed first in the Ladies’ Short Program followed by USA’s Caroline Zhang and Italy’s Carolina Kostner, respectively.

Kim overcame a rough start after putting her hand down on her opening triple flip before adding a single toeloop.

“I wasn’t nervous,” Kim later explained, “but I missed the timing for the take off a little bit. I still should have done at least a double toe.”

The defending…

Kim takes gold with record score

Kim takes gold with record score

Yu-Na Kim of South Korea easily won the gold in the Ladies, distancing herself from the rest by more than 24 points.

Japan’s Yukari Nakano won the silver, while Joannie Rochette of Canada captured the…

Kim leads ladies at Cup of Russia

Kim leads ladies at Cup of Russia

South Korea’s Yu-na Kim of was the winner in the Ladies Short program, while Yukari Nakano of Japan and Kiira Korpi of Finland placed second and third, respectively.

Kim delivered a nearly flawless performance to Die Fledermaus by Johann…

Kim captures Cup of China gold

Yu-Na Kim of South Korea won the ladies event by a over a whopping 24 points. It should also be noted that of all 12 competitors, only Kim received no deductions for her long program.

USA’s Caroline Zhang maintained second place overall to win the silver, while Carolina Kostner of Italy slipped from first to third place overall, settling for bronze.

Kim opened her routine with a spectacular triple flip-triple toeloop…

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Kim leads with record score at Worlds

Kim leads with record score at Worlds

The 2007 ISU World Figure Skating Championships continued Friday with the Ladies Short Program.

The 45 skaters were divided into two groups and a draw was made…

2006-07 Grand Prix Final: Ladies Highlights

Yu-Na Kim was the gold medal winner in her first appearance at this event, while Japan’s Mao Asada and Switzerland’s Sarah Meier captured the silver and bronze, respectively.

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Performing to Nocturne by Frederic Chopin, Asada opened her ethereal routine with a triple Lutz, followed by a good triple flip-triple loop combination, a very good level four spiral sequence, and a solid double Axel. The 2006 World Junior silver medalist…

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