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[Eng subs] SBS Exclusive interview: Yuna Kim “It was tears of thankfulness.”

After Pyeongchang was awarded the right to host the 2018 Winter Olympics,

SBS exclusively interviewed Yuna Kim in their studio.

 

[SBS] Joo Young-Min 2011-07-07   

 

 

 

 

※ The videos may be blocked in some Asian countries.

 

 

◆ Air Date: July 07, Thursday

◆ Translation: abyss

◆ Subtitle: 조기무도회

◆ Video edited: 조기무도회

◆ Proceedings: FEVERSKATING

 

 

 

 

 

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[Reporter]

We thank you so much for all your efforts, and congratulation!

 

 

[Yuna Kim]

Thank you.

 

 

[Reporter]

You shed a lot of tears. You also shed tears in Vancouver.

What did it feel like?

 

 

[Yuna Kim]

A lot of people worked hard for this moment.

There were many hardships through the whole process and I think that’s what made the victory so sweet.

And I think they were tears of thankfulness.

 

   

[Reporter]

What was the atmosphere like in the bid team after it was announced that a city had gotten a majority of the votes at the first round? 

 

 

[Yuna Kim]

To tell the truth it was very festive with people cheering.

But since there was still an hour left until the announcement, and since it was not an official announcement we were like ‘Let’s remain calm and quiet’ and ‘be careful of your facial expressions’ as we entered.

But when the actual announcement was made we were overjoyed.    

 

 

[Reporter]

You joined the bid team in May, in Lausanne because the World Figure Skating Championships were delayed.

You held the role as a sports ambassador in addition to being an athlete.

It must have been new and difficult for you.

What was it like? 

 

 

[Yuna Kim]

I joined the team later on so I did not get to spend a lot of time together.

But we all got close very quickly working together so I was very thankful.

I was so happy that I could be a part of this great result.

A sports ambassador…Well my experience was short so I don’t know if I could call myself a sports ambassador, but we had good results and I think it will be an unforgettable experience.  

 

 

[Reporter]

As an athlete you’ve seen Pyeongchang’s two previous bids.

How different was it, I mean participating in the bid compared to seeing it on the outside?  

 

 

[Yuna Kim]

In 2010 and 2014 there was a lot of disappointment because thing looked so good for Pyeongchang.

I think we were all more ardent since it was the third try.

So I worried a lot, ‘What if we fail?’ but I’m happy that everything ended well.  

 

 

[Reporter]

You won the gold medal at the Vancouver Olympics and this time Pyeongchang won. Two dreams, two hopes.

You mentioned that you wanted to be a symbol of dreams and hope for the younger generation of skaters.

Will you be heading for a new goal, Sochi? 

 

 

[Yuna Kim]

Well….  

 

 

[Reporter]

Too early to tell?

 

 

[Yuna Kim]

Yes. Too early. 

   

 

[Reporter]

I think there is going to be a lot of thing for you to do.

There is the Sochi Olympics and since you’ve gained the experience of being a sports ambassador, do you have plans in aiming to become an IOC official? 

 

 

[Yuna Kim]

Well I haven’t thought about that since I am still young.

A lot of people are saying to me that I should aim to be an IOC official after this experience.

I think it would be a great honor if the opportunity comes but I haven’t thought about it specifically.  

 

 

[Reporter]

Korea is rejoicing right now.

A word for the Korean people please. 

 

 

[Yuna Kim]

I want to say thank you to the people of Gangwon province and to all the Korean people who supported Pyeongchang.

I am very happy that all the hard work of so many people ended in good results.

Please continue your support so that the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics will be a success.

I will do my best as well.

 

 

[Reporter]

I would like to thank you and the entire Pyeongchang team.

We have talked to Yuna Kim, one of the driving forces in the victory, in Durban.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

■ Add article #1 
The successful bid of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics will add wind to Yuna Kim’s sails.

There won’t be a lot of differences on the outside since she has a ice show in Korea in mid-August, and she will start preparing for next year’s World Championships. 

 

However on the international scene Kim is no longer just a ‘Figure Queen’ but also Korea’s sports ambassador, a ‘National treasure’ to the Koreans.

In the long run there is the possibility that she may become an IOC official or a sports diplomat.

To tell the truth there was a lot of people recommending Kim to aim to become an IOC official.

What is Kim’s reaction to this?

 

“A lot of people say to me ‘You should become an IOC official one day’.

But I think I’m too young to think about those things right now.

I’m an athlete right now so I haven’t thought of it,” said Kim.


It certainly is Yuna Kim’s era.

 

▶Source: Hankook Ilbo http://bit.ly/qfboE0

 

 

 


 

 

 

■ Add article #2
When this year’s World Championships ended, Yuna Kim’s head was full with thoughts of Pyeongchang.

She shed tears on the podium but she picked herself up and began to concentrate on the things she had to do.

 

At the tender age of 20, she is still yet a young girl.

The young girl who said she wanted to go on a trip after her competition,

seemed excited at the idea that she would be travel to Switzerland and Durban as a member of the bid team.

 

But that excitement did not last long.

“This is the third try for Pyeongchang. They have been preparing for so long for this it’s heartbreaking,” said Kim.

“I wasn’t able to go to bid events because of the World Championships.

 

But I think that as an athlete the best thing that I can do is to get results from competitions,” said Kim,

mentioning that her performance would also be helping Pyeongchang.

 

The ambassador of Pyeongchang’s rival city Munich, Katarina Witt attracted a lot of attention.

Both Kim and Witt were figure skaters, one was once the queen, and the other the current queen, and the media was interested in the showdown.

However the current ‘Figure Queen’ was calm.

 

“I think a lot of people in the figure skating world are interested that two figure skaters are coincidently representing their countries in the bid.

But the Pyeongchang bid is not a battle between me and Ms. Witt. So I’ve never thought of us as rivals,” said Kim.

 

As soon as the World Figure Skating Championships were over, Kim was all in on the bid.

It was a known fact that she would be on the team since she had already participated in 'AIPS(International Sports Press Association) Congress Seoul 2011' in March but the events after the World Championships were of more importance. Kim visited Lausanne, Switzerland and Togo in support of Pyeongchang.

 

Kim also supported Pyeongchang in her commercials. She also asked for support on Twitter, doing all that she could within her ability to help the bid.

And finally, after 3 tries, Pyeongchang won in Durban. (※Translator's note: The original articlesays '3 years', which is an error. I think this was a mistake of the writer, '3 times/tries' making more sense.) Kim had done everything she could her competition results, her image to help the bid and this made the tears she shed much more emotional.   

▶Source: My Daily http://bit.ly/pmEDw3

 

 

 

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