Kim Yu-na Postpones Medal Launch After Ferry Disaster

Amid news of last week's ferry disaster, Kim Yu-na indefinitely postponed a celebration of the release of medals commemorating her retirement from competitive figure skating.

Kim had planned an event to unveil the coins in Seoul on April 17. But when the ferry sank off the southwest coast on April 16, Kim decided to postpone the event until early this week.

But on Monday Kim postponed the event again and tweeted, "I desperately pray for a miracle to happen." She also donated W100 million to UNICEF to help survivors and families of victims.

englishnews@chosun.com / Apr. 24, 2014 13:03 KST