Extra! Korea

October 23, 2009

What Kim Yu-na eats, according to her FORMER coach (?!)

Filed under: (lack of) journalistic integrity, health, sports — extrakorea @ 11:46 am

Korean journalism never fails to surprise me by its utter lack of professionalism. I thought I had seen it all, but no.
The Chosun Ilbo has a piece in which they describe what world figure skating champion eats everyday, according to her former coach and former doctor.
Kim Yu-na has been living and training in Canada, under Canadian coaches, for the last two or three years. How they hell do they know what she eats?!


  1. I don’t buy it. She eats 1,200 calories a day? Probably, as a sedentary, middle-aged, overweight man, I should restrict myself to that kind of intake, but I suspect Miss Kim would be closer to 5,000 calories considering her workouts. A ‘scientific’ diet doesn’t give you more energy than what is in the food.

    Comment by kwandongbrian — October 25, 2009 @ 9:32 pm

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  3. […] the way, do you remember how her former coach and former doctor described what she eats these days? For breakfast the world champion has a proper meal of steamed rice and soup, whereas red fruits […]

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  4. […] O? Well, this is Northeast Asia. And the part about eating whatever she wants seems to contradict earlier claims about her […]

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  5. Seriously? This is an example of shoddy journalism?

    Read most of papers in the UK or watch fox news!!

    Comment by Michael — February 12, 2010 @ 5:56 pm

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