Kim Na-Young (figure skater)

Kim Na-Young (figure skater)
Kim Na-Young
Hangul 김나영
Revised Romanization Gim Na-yeoung
McCune–Reischauer Kim Na-yŏng
Kim Na-Young

Kim Na-Young in 2008.
Personal information
Full name Kim Na-Young
Country represented  South Korea
Born November 18, 1990 (1990-11-18) (age 21)
Home town Incheon
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Coach Lee Chang Joo
Former coach Shin Hye-Sook
Cho Sung-Man,
Jung Sung-Il,
Bang Sang-Ah,
Chi Hyun-Jung
Choreographer Higuchi Yutaka
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 158.49
2008 Four Continents
Short program 53.08
2008 Four Continents
Free skate 105.41
2008 Four Continents

Kim Na-Young (born November 18, 1990) is a South Korean figure skater. She is a two-time South Korean national champion (2007 & 2008). She has won two bronze medals on the Junior Grand Prix circuit.

As of April 2010, she was ranked 48th in the world by the International Skating Union (ISU).[1]



Kim Na-Young was born in 1990 in Jeonju, South Korea and moved to Incheon when she was 5 years old. She began skating at age five. She landed her first double axel jump at age 10.


She placed 4th on the novice level at her first international competition, the 2002 Golden Bear of Zagreb. She was 12 years old at the time. She had a knee injury at age 13.

Kim was given her first Junior Grand Prix assignments in the 2005-2006 season, when she was 15. She placed 16th in the 2005-2006 Junior Grand Prix event in Croatia and 19th in Estonia. Later that seaon, she won the silver medal on the junior level at the South Korean Championships.

She was given two Junior Grand Prix assignments again in the 2006-2007 Junior Grand Prix season. She placed 16th at her first event and then won the bronze medal at the event in Taipei. It was her first international medal. She was injured in a car accident in December, 2006. But she competed through injury and became the 2007 South Korean Junior national champion. She was sent to the 2007 Four Continents Championships, her senior international debut, where she placed 13th. At the end of the season, she competed in the Asian Figure Skating Championships and won the silver medal.

Kim began the 2007-2008 season on the Junior Grand Prix. During the 2007-2008 Junior Grand Prix season, she placed 21st at the event in Austria, but won her second Junior Grand Prix bronze medal at the event in Croatia. At the 2007-2008 South Korean Figure Skating Championships, with Kim Yu-Na not competing, Kim Na-Young won the gold medal. She was sent to the 2008 Four Continents Championships, where she placed 4th. Following this, she was sent to the 2008 World Figure Skating Championships and finished 19th.

Kim began the 2008-2009 skating season at the Nebelhorn Trophy. She has been assigned to the 2008 NHK Trophy and will also compete in 2008 Cup of Russia due to the vacancies created by some skaters pulling out of the event.


Season Short Program Free Skating Exhibition
2009-2010 Don Quixote
by Leon Minkus
Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
2008-2009 Hwang Jin-i
from Hwang Jin-i Soundtrack
Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
2007-2008 Romance for violin and orchestra
No. 2 in F major, Op. 50
by Ludwig van Beethoven
by Camille Saint-Saëns
Dark Eyes

Gypsy Violin
Two Guitars
by Sergei Trofanov

Goose's Dream
by Insooni
Hwang Jin-i
from 'Hwang Jin-i' OST
2006-2007 Romeo and Juliet Argentine Tango

Competitive highlights

Event 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010
World Championships 19th 17th
Four Continents Championships 13th 4th 16th 15th
South Korean Championships 2nd J. 1st J. 1st 1st 5th
NHK Trophy 9th
Cup of Russia 9th
Nebelhorn Trophy 7th
Triglav Trophy 2nd
Winter Universiade 7th
New Zealand Winter Games 3rd
Asian Trophy 2nd 2nd
Junior Grand Prix, Austria 21st
Junior Grand Prix, Taipei 3rd
Junior Grand Prix, Norway 12th
Junior Grand Prix, Croatia 16th 3rd
Junior Grand Prix, Estonia 19th
Golden Bear of Zagreb 4th N.
  • N = Novice level; J = Junior level


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