The news, backed by grainy paparazzi pictures of year-old Kim arm-in-arm with a member of the national ice hockey team, led the bulletins on every TV channel and dominated news websites and chat forums. Kim is far and away the most popular sports personality in South Korea, where she is known as "Queen Yu Na" and enjoys a passionate, devoted following among millions of people of all ages. After controversial judging saw Kim, the defending Olympic champion, earning only silver at the Winter Games in Sochi, more than two million people - the vast majority South Koreans - signed a petition calling for a review of the result. The pictures of her with Kim Won Jung, 29, were published on the tabloid website Dispatch, which has forged a reputation for exclusive paparazzi shots of Korean celebrities.
TENASIA | Queen Yuna in Relationship with a Hockey Player Kim Won Joong!
Yuna Kim Boyfriend Update: He has the looks and also has a sensitive personality. He takes care of others very well and has a big heart," said actor Yoo Gun, who is friends with Yuna Kim's boyfriend. He is someone that people want to be friends with. The pair met in in the Olympic village, and some speculate that news outlets withheld the story until after the Sochi Olympics for the sake of Yuna Kim's medal chances. And while Yuna Kim is a Korean megastar, her boyfriend is popular in his own right as well. According to translations of a Dispatch article, Won Joong Kim is focused, humble, and mannered, and is the captain of the Korean ice hockey team.
Kim Yuna and hockey player Kim Won Joong reported to have gotten back together
Her management agency All That Sports said in a press release on Thursday, "Most of the reports about the dating rumors [by entertainment website Dispatch] are true, and they are in a relationship. Both are alumni of Korea University -- Won-jung entered the university in and Yu-na in They have known each other since Yu-na was a high school student, as the national figure skating and ice hockey teams use the same training rink. Yu-na took some time off from competitive skating after the Vancouver Olympics to ponder her future. In July she announced that she would retire after the Sochi Olympics, and was getting back to training in Taeneung when she met Won-jung again as he was selected to play for the Korea Armed Forces Athletic Corps while serving his military term.
The lucky guy is ice hockey player Kim Won-jung. The figure skaters share the space with short track speed skaters, hockey players and others by splitting the time. Figure skaters get the rink from 10 to 1, short track skaters from 1 to 3, and the hockey team from 3 to 6. Kim Yuna has fallen in love. He was the strongest contributor in getting his team into the Asia League Ice Hockey PO in and , and was the star of the Ice Hockey championship win.