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Yuna Kim, 2006
Yuna Kim competes in her first senior Grand Prix event, Skate Canada, in November 2006. Also competing was a young Joannie Rochette, the 2010 Vancouver bronze medalist.
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Yuna Kim, 2007
After a rough start to the 2007-2008 season, which included a hospital visit and physical therapy for severe back pain, Kim withdrew from South Korea’s national championships and was noticeably wincing throughout Worlds warmup.
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Yuna Kim, 2007
Yuna Kim won the Grand Prix Final, but not without a tumultuous season that included a hospital visit and physical therapy for severe back pain.
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Yuna Kim, 2009
At 2009 Worlds, Kim earned South Korea’s first world title and simultaneously became the first woman to break the 200-point mark under the International Judging System.
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Yuna Kim, 2010
At the Vancouver Olympics, Yuna Kim took gold and scored South Korea’s first-ever figure skating medal. She edged out Japan’s Mao Asada and Canada’s Joannie Rochette for the Olympic title.
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