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Yu-na Kim Out this Season

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Reigning Olympic gold medalist Yu-na Kim of South Korea will not compete this season, according to Examiner.  

Kim told reporters today that she is giving herself a longer break from competitive skating, saying, "After the Vancouver Olympics last year, it's been a whirlwind of activities on top of all the preparations for competitions. I felt I needed to take a breather."

So that is that.  So now there is no Miki Ando and no Yu-na Kim this year.  Chances are good we'll get a brand new world champ this season and it will be interesting watching it.  I feel like spectators are always missing out when Kim decides not to compete, however.  If she does come back, I hope she does the whole season next time and not just worlds.  No word yet on whether Kim is actually retiring.