Korean Kazakhstani to Join Kim Yu-na's Ice Show in Seoul

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Denis Ten, an ethnic-Korean Kazakh who won the bronze medal in the men's singles at this year's Sochi Winter Olympics, will join a star-studded cast to perform an ice show in Seoul from May 4 to 6.

The ice show is hosted by figure skating star Kim Yu-na to bid farewell to her fans as she retired from competition after the Olympics.

Ten is the great-great grandson of Min Keung-ho, a Korean independence fighter who fought against Japan during colonial rule and died in 1908.

The 21-year-old became the first Kazakh to win an Olympic figure skating medal at the Winter Games when he took to the podium in in Sochi last month. He partnered with Kim during the gala show at Sochi.

"Korea is my second home," Ten said during an interview at the Olympics. "I hope my great-great grandfather is proud of me."

englishnews@chosun.com / Mar. 19, 2014 09:58 KST