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National treasure
South Korea's most famous athlete, Yuna Kim was also named the No. 1 celebrity by "Forbes" magazine in Korea. She made the top 10 list of highest-paid female athletes in 2013 and many fans refer to her as "Queen Yuna" because of her successes.
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Out of the spotlight
Her celebrity got so big that leading up to the 2010 Winter Olympics, Kim chose to move to and train in Toronto under the tutelage of former Olympian Brian Orser.
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Medal, medal, medal
In her career, which has stretched over a decade since her gold at the South Korean National Championships in 2003 (at age 13), Kim has been on the podium of every competition she's entered: one Olympics, six World Championships, one Four Continents Championships, four Grand Prix Finals, eight Grand Prix events and ten National Championships.
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No, but she's really, really famous
Kim has returned to Seoul to train leading up to Sochi, and often is accompanied by two body guards. In 2008, a Korean survey named her the person of the year. Runners-up? Barack Obama, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and the South Korean president.
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Pushed to the brink
Yuna said she considered quitting figure skating in 2006 and 2007 due to injuries and boot problems. The move to Toronto helped re-invigorate her fire for the sport.
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