Olympic figure skater an example for Catholics, Kim Yuna

Kim Yuna waves to crowds while wearing her rosary ring in New York City, May 4, 2010.
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(CNA) “Catholic Olympian and international skating superstar Kim Yuna is a role model not only of dedication and athleticism but also an example of how to live the faith publicly, a fan says…


“Arguably one of the best in the history of modern figure skating, Kim holds world record scores in the ladies’ skating short program, free skate and combined score, and has broken world record scores 11 times to date.  n 2012, Kim donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Salesians of Don Bosco to help support the missionary brothers in South Sudan and to establish Catholic Schools throughout the war-torn country, meeting with Salesian brothers in Seoul to personally deliver the gift.

“She told Korean press that while visiting Africa in 2011 she “felt the need to help out children there,” and wanted “to offer what little support I can” to those in Africa.