“This is the first time in a long time I have competed in such a big competition as the worlds. At the warm-up session I was really nervous actually but because I was sixth in the group and performed last I had enough time to calm down.” - Kim Yuna
South Korean Kim Yuna capped her comeback season with a magical victory at the world figure skating championships on Saturday, serving notice that the Queen is back.
Queen Yuna, as Kim is known to her legions of fans around the globe, delivered a regal performance that sent a clear warning to any skater with aspirations of replacing her as Olympic champion next year - be ready for a fight.
Competing in her first major international competition in two years, Kim skated as if she had never been away, dominating the competition to pick up a second world title with a score of 218.31.
“It was definitely the best floor routine that I’ve ever done,” Aly Raisman said. “To have it be at the Olympic Games, in the finals, is just really amazing and just a dream come true. That’s what you work for your whole life.”
“I felt like I had nothing to lose,” Aly Raisman said. “It was going to be my last memory for London, so I just wanted to make it count and enjoy it.”