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Kim Yu-na, the Japanese, and the Great Figure Skating Rivalry Posted by on Feb 11, 2014

“Queen Yu-na,” or Kim Yu-na, Korea’s eternal Olympic hero, can’t escape Korea’s history. The Japanese occupation of Korea from 1910-1945 is so deeply entrenched into the geopolitics of northeast Asia that even women’s figure skating brings a deep-rooted passion to the forefront. When Kim, the Bucheon native and gold-medalist at the 2010 Vancouver games, tries…

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Kim Yuna Posted by on Apr 26, 2010

This month, the International Skating Union ranked Kim Yuna (김연아) the number one skater in the world. This is an impressive feat, considering that she is only 19 years old. In February of this year, she competed in the Winter Olympics and won a gold medal. Not only is she a famous teenager, she’s a…

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