More articles on the book "Yuna Kim: Ice Queen"
“I wanted to tell American children the story of how such an ordinary girl as Yu-na Kim became the world’s top sports star.”
Christine Dzidrums, an American author of children’s books, said in an e-mail interview with The Dong-A Ilbo that her biography “Yuna Kim: Ice Queen” will be published in the U.S. in a few weeks.
She said Kim’s story of overcoming difficulty to make her dreams come true will provide deep inspiration to American children.
On April 2, Dzidrums first announced on her blog that Kim’s biography would be published. As a fan of figure skating, the author said she has watched Kim since the figure skater was a little child.
Dzidrums said she became interested in Kim’s background after she won the gold medal in last year`s Vancouver Winter Olympics.
While many figure skaters give up their dreams because of injuries and difficulties, Kim overcame all of hers and achieved everything, Dzidrums said, adding Kim’s story will inspire younger generations as an example of the importance of effort and perseverance.
The author said she always respects athletes who were not afraid of challenge and continued to grow both artistically and technically, calling Kim a “perfect” example.
Dzidrums said she wants to publish a revised biography of Kim in several years if the figure skater continues to rewrite history in the sport.
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