Thursday, Apr. 01, 2010

Kim Yu-Na

Age: 19
Occupation: Figure skater
Previous TIME 100 Appearances: 0

Kim earned South Korea's first ever Olympic figure-skating medal, a gold one at that, during the Vancouver Games. Her graceful command of the ice — her Olympic programs earned the highest scores from judges since a new scoring system was instituted in 2006 — is single-handedly making skating the sport to watch in her golf-obsessed nation.