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Yuna Kim awaits admission to graduate school

May 13, 2014, 9:28 AM EDT

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Olympic figure skating champion Yuna Kim‘s retirement plans include going back to school.

Kim, who performed in farewell ice shows in Seoul last week, is awaiting admission to Korea University Graduate School, according to the Korea Times, citing Kim’s agency.

She had an interview with the university Saturday and intends to major in physical education after graduating from the university’s undergraduate school last year, according to the report.

Kim put off grad school to focus on the Sochi Olympics, where she won a silver medal behind Russian Adelina Sotnikova, and will learn if she is admitted June 5. If she is admitted, Kim will begin classes in the fall semester, the Korea Times reported.

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  1. watermelon1 - May 13, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    If she’s not admitted, there will be an uprising in Korea!

    • psyche711 - May 13, 2014 at 7:53 PM

      Great start as a professional figure skater and kind of common path for retired figure skater as well. Hope I can see her at ice shows at least.

  2. beneaththewheels - May 13, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    I think she would be an earnest student. Enjoy your school life without pressure! I wish you best of luck, Yuna!

  3. dellaman - May 14, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Don’t be surprised if she ends up a politics. She’s intelligent, thoughtful, disciplined, beautiful, her country adores her and she loves her country. She can pretty much write her own ticket at this point. I could definitely see her as the Korean Ambassador to the United Nations ten or fifteen years from now. The greatest figure skater of all time is destined for continued greatness.

  4. moseskkim - May 20, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    shes so pretty. her elegance and strong will and heart are second to none. im going to miss her. and she got ROBBED. but she handles it with class. ultimate skater/person

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