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Kim Yu-Na Comes From Behind to Win the Grand Prix

Posted on 05 December 2009 by Korean Beacon

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kim-yu-na-1Kim Yu-Na, the delicate woman’s figure skater from South Korea came from behind to win the Grand Prix finals title in Tokyo, besting her rival Miki Ando of Japan.  She was second after the short program but did just enough to edge out Ms. Ando.  Kim Yu-Na started out 0.56 points behind her Japanese rival.  Kim Yu-Na skated to Concerto in F by George Gershwin, earning 123.22 points in the free skating event for an overall score of 188.86 for the Grand Prix Finals title.  This should give her confidence heading into next month’s Winter Olympics in Vancouver.  However, she has to be careful because she hasn’t been mistake free in her last few competitions.  She has the most talent and ability of anyone in the world, but it may come down to a few deductions for the gold medal.  Hopefully Kim Yu-Na will win South Korea’s first gold medal in Olympic figure skating.



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