The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics is just a day away and is expected to heat up many households as the last event of this winter. ‘Ice Queen’ Kim Yuna is at the center of attention because she is set to retire after Sochi. So here is TenAsia’s selection of the best programs and music with which Kim stole our hearts during the past eight years since 2006. Which is your favorite?
Kim Yuna’s best program?
1. 2007 ISU World Figure Skating Championships (Tokyo, Japan)
For her short program, Kim skated to “El Tango de Roxanne” from the original soundtrack to film “Moulin Rouge” and scored 71.95. It was a new world record and she placed third in the competition overall.
Watch video from 2007 ISU World Figure Skating Championships
2. 2007 Cup of Russia (2007-2008 ISU Grand Prix Series)
Kim, who competed in the free skating program to “Miss Saigon,” set a new world record of 133.70 points, and won the competition with 197.2 points total.
Watch video from 2007 Cup of Russia
3. 2009 Trophée Eric Bompard (2009-2010 ISU Grand Prix Series)
Kim entered the free skating program with “Gershin Piano Concerto in F” and broke her earlier free skate record from the 2007 Cup of Russia by receiving 133.95 points. She also took first place overall.
Watch video from 2009 Trophée Eric Bompard
4. 2013 ISU World Figure Skating Championships (London, Canada)
Returning from a two-year break, Kim took part in the free skating program with songs from the original soundtrack to film “Les Misérables” which won her 148.34 points, as well as the winning crown to the competition.
Watch video from 2013 Canada World Figure Skating Championships
Kim Yuna’s best music?
1. 2009 Four Continents (Vancouver, Canada)
Kim skated to “Scheherazade” by Nikoli Rimsky-Korsakov for her free skating program, which received 116.83 points, and took first place in the competition with an overall mark of 189.07.
Watch video from 2009 Four Continents
2. 2009 ISU World Figure Skating Championships (Los Angeles, California)
Kim set a new world record of 76.12 after skating to “Danse Macabre” by Camille Saint-Saens and won the competition overall as well.
Watch video from 2009 ISU World Figure Skating Championships
3. 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics
Kim took on the short program with a medley of songs from the “007 James Bond” film which scored 78.50 points, a new world record, and also took gold overall.
Watch video from 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics
4. 2013 World Figure Skating Championships (London, Canada)
Kim received 69.79 points for her short program for which she skated to the original soundtrack of film “The Kiss of the Vampire,” and won the competition with a score of 218.31 total.
Watch video from 2013 World Figure Skating Championships
Reporter. Kim Gwang-kuk
Intern Reporter. Choi Ye-jin
Translator. Jessica Kim
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