Kim Yu-na Named Ideal Guard Duty Partner by Soldiers

  • By Lee Yong-soo

    January 26, 2017 11:11

    Kim Yu-na

    Figure skating star Kim Yu-na has been chosen by soldiers as a partner they would most like on winter guard duty.

    In a recent survey by military newspaper Kookbang Ilbo, 165 out of 548 respondents, or 30.1 percent, picked Kim.

    "If I were with the figure skating champion, time would pass so quickly," one soldier said. "I would even volunteer to do extra hours."

    Another focused on Kim's personality. "If I were working with a good-hearted person like Kim, I would feel warm even during the very cold winter," he said.

    Footballer Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League came in second with 13.9 percent, followed by rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae with 10.9 percent and retired footballer Park Ji-sung with 6.9 percent.

    Fencer Park Sang-young, known for his inspiring gold medal comeback in men's individual epee during the 2016 Rio Olympics, ranked fifth with 6.6 percent.

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