Yu-Na Kim, 2010 "Sportswoman of the Year Award"

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  1. RunnersHigh

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    Sarah Hughes twitted.
    [Article]
    http://www.lifeskate.com/skate/2010/10/yu-na-kim-wins-sportswoman-of-the-year.html

    [Photos]
    Yu-Na Kim #1, #2, #3
    Michelle Kwan #1, #2, #3
    Yu-Na & Michelle Kwan #1, #2
    Yu-Na lifting the trophy up with both hands.

    [Slide show]
    On Universal Sports Web Site

    [Sportswoman of the Year Award - Individual]
    2010 Yu-Na Kim
    2009 Courtney Kupets
    2008 Nastia Liukin
    2007 Lorena Ochoa
    2006 Melanie Troxel
    2005 Erin Popovich
    2004 Annika Sorenstam
    2003 Natalie Coughlin
    2002 Sarah Hughes
    2001 Stacy Dragila
    2000 Jenny Thompson
    1999 Juli Inkster
    1998 Michelle Kwan
    1997 Gail Devers
    1996 Amy Van Dyken
    1995 Bonnie Blair
    1994 Bonnie Blair
    1993 Julie Krone
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  2. Shaia

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    I am soooo thrilled and happy!!!!

    Congratulations to Yuna!!!!! She is so deserving of this!
  3. JerseySlore

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    Congratulations :cheer:
    Very well deserved I'd say!
  4. brilliant9

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    Yay! Yu-na!!! :respec::cheer:
  5. meteor16

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    Congratulations~:encore::encore:
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    Congratulations! Yu-na!:cheer2:
    Thoes pictures Michelle and Yu-na together Stunning Beautiful!:swoon:
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    Congratulations :encore:

    Yu-na is wearing Amsale's..(Kween's too?) STUNNING!!!
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    Congrats Yuna!!! What a fantastic news!!!
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    :cheer2:

    All three look gorgeous.
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    Luuuuuuuv Sarah's dress! :)
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    Congrats Yu-Na!! All of them look stunning!
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    Congrats YuNa!!!!!
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    They all three do look gorgeous! Sarah looks more grown up. Michelle's dress is beautiful!
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    :encore:
    Congratulations, Yuna!
    All three ladies look fabulous and I love Yuna's hair. Looks very classic and mature.
    Burgundy for her costume!!
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    Yu Na Kim sort of looks like Sandra Oh in that dress and hairstyle. All 3 ladies looked fabulous!
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    :encore:...Congratulations!! ..yuna...:encore:
    You are truly a total package that deserve awards..
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    I thought so too :D
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    What an honor for Yu-Na - and they all look gorgeous!

    Is Michelle taking this semester off? She seems like she's been doing a lot lately.
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    Life Skate article

    http://www.lifeskate.com/skate/2010/10/yu-na-kim-wins-sportswoman-of-the-year.html

    :encore:
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    Congrats Yuna:encore:

    Hope you get ready for this season and:kickass: too.
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    Popping down to NYC for an award evening isn't too challenging from the Boston area, and while she had a lot of prep for ATS LA, it sounded like she did most of it right from Mass. I doubt she could manage eligible competitions while she's in a program like the one at Tufts, but I can't think of anything we've heard about this fall that is incompatible with school.
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    Congrats Yuna!!! ^^
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    Wow, what an honor for Yuna! She looks beautiful in all the pictures!
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    Yu-Na and Michelle both look gorgeous. Sarah looks good too ... she, though, struck me as much changed since her skating days. Congrats to Yu-Na, also!
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    Yuna is way more attractive than Sandra Oh. And this is coming from a Sandra Oh and Grey's Anatomy fan.

    Congratulations Yuna!
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    Congratulations!! Yuna. :encore:
    She is just fantastic.
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    To be honest, I'm not really sure that Yu-Na should have won this award, and I plan on being killed for saying that. :) I think the accomplishments of some of the other women were much more significant in context. I know, I know, I'm a sour puss. (I'm not a Mao fan BTW.) Congratulations to Yu-Na nonetheless. It's great to see figure skating represented.
  33. RunnersHigh

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    :lol: Easy! That's life. And there're thousands of sport women who were not nominated ever but achieved great works.

    Back on the topic. English article from "Official Website of Chinese Olympic Committee"

    Classy?
  34. query5

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    congratulations, yu-na for winning the award, it is a great honor.

    sarah -nice dress, looks great on you.
    in fact all three ladies look good.
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    Congratulations!! Yuna.:encore:
  36. Iceman

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    Never realized what large heads Sarah and Michelle have. They all do look great, but I like the length of Yu-na's dress best. OT Did Sarah ever find a job?
  37. skatingfan5

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    Congrats to Yuna on this award :respec: -- nice to see another figure skater added to the list of honorees. Michelle, Yuna and Sarah all look nice -- Michelle looks radiant and I like Yuna's shoes. :D
    Michelle has kept rather busy this fall, but she likely has managed her schedule to avoid unworkable conflicts with her degree program. According to this IceNetwork article, she's back in Boston now.
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    Yu-Na's acceptance speech:
    (source: allkpop - SEARIMS)

    Kim accepted the prestigious award and gave her acceptance speech stating, “It’s a great honor for me to receive the Sportswoman of the Year award and I would like to express my sincere gratitude [to the federation]. For me, this is not just any award and brings forth much meaning. As a figure skater, I would very much hope for this award to launch opportunities for young girls to enter the world of figure skating and enjoy the sport”.

    Kim continued, by expressing, “In spite of everything, there still remains many countries around the world that discourage women from actively participating in sports and fitness due to the prevailing social norm that emphasizes the notion of femininity. However, I strongly believe that it’s time for us to break away from such social conventions. Sports not only helps develop the physical body for both men and women, it also helps and enhances the development of one’s mental capabilities to think more extensively and thoroughly. Through sports, not only do we learn the spirit of sportsmanship and fair play; we also learn how to respect the rules and learn to develop sincere friendship between athletes. I believe that this knowledge should not just remain as attainments by athletes but should also serve as virtues maintained by every person.”

    Kim concluded her acceptance speech, saying “By accepting this award, I hope I have at least become a small driving force for people to enjoy and live a dynamic lifestyle through sports. Lastly, I would like to express my utmost appreciation to my family and friends who always been a pillar of strength by my side. Thank you.”

    As 2010’s sportswoman of the year, Kim is the first Asian and the 3rd non-American athlete to win this prestigious award, further adding significance to this coveted accomplishment.


    Congrats to Yuna on her much deserved award :) i cant think of any other figure skater who has given this much positive exposure to figure skating since Michelle.
  39. meteor16

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    That's very nicely said~ Thanks for posting this :)

    And does anyone know what brand Yuna's burgundy dress is?
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    Amsale.