Skip to main content
  1. Sports
  2. General Sports

Yuna Kim skates final time; figure skating legend announces retirement (photos)

See also

Yuna Kim fans saw her skate for the final time at the Sochi Olympics on Thursday night and it was beautiful. The popular South Korean skater came into the figure skating world with grace and beauty and she has now left in the same way. Only hours after grabbing the silver medal at the Sochi Olympics, the “Queen” of figure skating announced her retirement. According to NBC Sports on Thursday, the decision was given during a press conference after the Olympic competition, but Kim will be skating just one more time before she is gone for good.

More Photos

Yuna Kim has had a decorated figure skating career. With a 2014 Olympic silver medal, a 2010 Olympic gold medal, two world championships the star has always done well on the ice for the world to see. Now that she is hanging up her skates it appears she is looking to find focus in other parts of her life.

The decision to quit figure skating is bittersweet for some fans. The star will not be ending her career until later this year. She is expected to skate one more time in South Korea for her fans at home. Offering a final look at her beautiful skating on the ice, the fans who see the performance in May are going to really give her a warm sendoff.



  • Stephen A. Smith apologizes
    Stephen A. Smith: Ray Rice rant was 'most egregious error of my career'
    Domestic Violence
  • Maria Kirilenko slideshow
    Feast your eyes on the former fiance of Alex Ovechkin: The newly-single Maria Kirilenko
    20 Photos
  • New York Yankees fan returns lost Red Sox World Series ring to owner
    MLB News
  • Brees gets tested
    Saints Drew Brees says he has 10 years left in NFL, immediately gets drug tested
    NFL News
  • Bryan subdues burglar
    Former WWE champ Daniel Bryan holds down burglar with submission move
    Fight Sports
  • Grave defiler identified
    Die-hard Browns fan identified in Art Modell’s grave defiling video
    Crimes & Court