Kim Yu-na Has Uphill Battle After Ranking World No. 47

Kim Yu-na has ranked 47th in the latest world rankings of figure skating.

Carolina Kostner of Italy took the top spot while Japan's Akiko Suzuki ranked second and Mao Asada was fifth.

Experts say Kim's current rank should not be taken too seriously as she has been away from competition for 18 months and has not accumulated enough points to do justice to her skills and ability.

Arirang News / Jan. 15, 2013 11:51 KST