The Ice Skater to beat at this year’s Olympics is South Korea’s Yu-Na Kim. Personally, I’d like to see Mirai Nagasu perform the biggest upset on the ice but still looking forward to South Korea’s, Japan’s and USA’s performances on the rink.
Kim’s stock has shot through the roof in Korea, where her face is to be found in fashion and celebrity magazines as well as sponsoring a range of blue chip product lines. This is also fuelled by a perfectly symmetrical face, flashing smile and immediately obvious beauty and grace. Kim Yu-Na has alot riding on her shoulders.
Funnily enough Kim says her own hero is American Michelle Kwan, a five-time world champion who never won an Olympic gold, rather than Japan’s Shizuka Arakawa, who became the first Asian figure skating gold medalist at Turin.