Extra! Korea

February 21, 2010

Kim Yu-na gave $100,000 to Haitian relief efforts but didn’t tell her coach

Filed under: sports — extrakorea @ 5:13 am

I knew that figure skating star Kim Yu-na is nice, but I didn’t know this.

Recently she donated $100,000 to Haitian relief efforts. “I just know that she was touched by this disaster,” says [coach Brian] Orser. Kim never told Orser about the donation. “I read it in the newspaper,” he said. “It’s pretty remarkable.”

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5 Comments »

  1. She always strikes me as a genuinely nice person.

    Comment by kushibo — February 21, 2010 @ 6:22 am

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  3. My comment in Apolo Ohno being the reviled athelete in S. Korea sounds harsh to Koreans…but of course there are just some who are good people. =] I’m just ashamed that Koreans used her name in order to say insults to Ohno, because Kim Yu-na seems like a very kind person, genuinely and wouldn’t dottle in ridiculousness as these people have.

    Even if I use Koreans as a general term in my post in the other article, I meant the vast majority of people who have expressed their behavior on Ohno. It takes 3 person to make a game about shooting Ohno in the head -> 5,000 people play this game -> those 5,000 express their hate towards Ohno to 8,000 more people and those 8,000 spread it even more. That’s a lot of people.

    Either way, Kim Yu-na is an amazing skater…and even if they used her name to say such things, I’ll still be rooting for her from the USA.

    Comment by Iffee — February 21, 2010 @ 6:18 pm

  4. Good for her. She does seem genuine!

    Comment by JohnT — February 22, 2010 @ 3:38 am

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