Figure skating: Kim Yu Na takes it easy in return after foot injury
SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea's two-time world figure skating champion Kim Yu Na said on Tuesday she had chosen a relaxed return to competition, as she resumes her preparations for the Winter Olympics following an injury.
"I think I should be able to skate more relaxed than in the past," the reigning Olympic champion told reporters before departing for Croatia to take part in her first competitive outing of the season, the relatively marginal "Golden Spin" event in Zagreb.
The 23-year-old has been kept off the ice by a metatarsal injury in her right foot that she suffered in September.
Kim said she has been slowly working herself back to competitive shape in an attempt to peak in time for the Olympics in Sochi in February.