Kim Yu-na returns home
Published : May 2, 2011 - 18:14
Updated : May 2, 2011 - 18:14
South Korean figure skater Kim Yu-na returned home Monday after finishing second in last week’s world championships in Moscow, saying she did her best although she was not fully satisfied with the results.

“I competed in an official contest for the first time in 13 months. Although I did not show 100 percent of what I had accomplished in training, I did my best,” Kim said upon her arrival at Incheon International Airport.
Kim Yu-na arrives at Incheon International Airport.  (Lee Sang-seob/The Korea Herald)

The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics champion finished second in the women’s figure skating championships on Saturday after Japan’s Miki Ando.

The 20-year-old unveiled her new short program to the ballet “Giselle” and her free skating routine to a compilation of traditional Korean music called “Homage to Korea,” earning 128.59 points in the latter for 194.50 points overall.

“I am grateful that many people liked my new program and praised it. Though I still feel some unfulfilled desire, it was a satisfactory competition” overall, Kim added.

Kim will spend the next few days treating her ankle and will perform in a three-day ice show in Seoul that runs through Friday. (Yonhap News)