Kim Yuna has been a world famous ice skater for a long time and now, after getting the silver medal at 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, she’s announced her retirement.
During her career, Yuna became a hot topic among celebreties as well because she was a symbol of South Korea, representing the country in the sports. She also caught attention of lots of k-idols for her looks and many have chosen her as their ideal type during the last years (who doesn’t remember SHINee‘s Jonghyun‘s obsession with her in “Hello Baby”?).
After seeing such an example end her career, many idols shared their thought on her retirement and about how she deserved the gold medal at Sochi.
Some of them referred to her wining in second place, like KARA‘s Park Gyu Ri, who tweeted, “Well, it’s meaningless to place a score on something that is textbook. Yuna, I love you.”, NS Yoonji, who tweeted, “Kim Yuna, to all of us, you were the champion for the second time. It was such a great performance, you did a great job. Thank you for being such a big strength to all of us,” Rainbow‘s Jaekyung, who tweeted, “Did they add in the level of cheers from the audience to the score… In my eyes, Kim Yuna is the best! Is it only me?! Kim Yuna is the best! Great job!” and 15&‘s Park Ji Min, who tweeted, “I wish JYP would be a judge at the Pyeong Chang Olympics. There’s not enough ‘half air, half soul’.’”
Others reassured her of how important she is for them. 2PM‘s Jun.K tweeted, “Kim Yuna is the best. Best. The best! SHE GOT TRUE SWAG,” while Lee Kwang Soo tweeted, “Kim Yuna, you are already a legend,” and Rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon Jae commented, “Anyone can say that you are the best! You were so awesome and great and you worked so hard! The best!”
HaHa tweeted, “The best and the person who came in first place are completely different. They will know it too. Even if they pretend not to know, they will know. Dear Yuna, don’t worry. We all know. Kim Yuna is the best! Oppa is embarrassed after seeing you smile. Of course, Yuna has a big heart. I need to relax and sleep. My Yuna is the best.”
Jeon Hyun Moo tweeted, “Kim Yuna! I’m thankful for the fact that I have lived in the same time as you. You went through so much for all this time. The judge’s home advantage scoring at the Sochi olympics will remain as a ‘soo-chi’ (meaning, “shame”). But don’t worry! Kim Yuna is already the true queen that the world acknowledges.”
Younha tweeted, “You all probably didn’t sleep and watched this… Who cares about sleep right now!! Yuna Kim, who have such a big heart. It must have been hard to interview but thank you for answering. Until the end, you said that your rival is yourself, you’re so great! You are the Queen!”
At last, Akdong Musician‘s Lee Soo Hyun shared a photo of Kim Yuna on Instagram and said “I feel like I’m going to cryㅠㅠ Thank you really really thank you. I don’t care about what others say, you did a great job. For us, you’re always number one!! Queen yuna♡”
It’s sad to see her say goodbye and let’s hope that she’s not affected about the issue with the medal. We’re all gonna miss her very much, but we hope she continues to live a helpful and fulfilling life!
Thanks, Kim Yuna!
Source: Twitter and Instagram
Article by: Ingrid Schmidt
Edited by: Karolina