To honor the games and the people participating in them, The Slanch Report will be bringing you TWICE DAILY the Hot Olympian of the Day. We will bring you every day two otherwise likely unknown-to-you Olympians who, while maybe not quite worthy of a place on the medal stand, certainly are worth being placed on a pedestal for us to enjoy. Celebrate them all on the Hot Olympians page.
Kim Yu-Na is a national icon in Korea, the reigning World Champion in figure skating, every product wants her to represent them, and she is one of the most famous and popular people in her country. Partly because of her fame, she has moved her training to Toronto where there are slightly less distractions for the 19-year-old.
A skating prodigy, Kim was landing triple jumps at age 10 and nailing triple-triple combinations at 14. On the ice she is known for her high-speed takeoffs and huge jumps as well as her artistic mastery. In the short program at Vancouver, Kim received a 78.5, a personal best and a new world record, putting her comfortably in the lead. At the Olympics, like every other competition she's in, everyone else is left competing for second place.
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