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Kim Yu-na parts ways with coach Brian Orser: agency

South Korean Olympic figure skating gold medalist Kim Yu-na has parted ways with her coach Brian Orser, the agency representing Orser announced Tuesday, Yonhap News reported.

In a press release, IMG said Kim's mother, Park Mee-hee, and Kim's South Korean agency AT Sports informed Orser on Aug. 2 that "he would no longer be retained to coach Kim."
 

Kim Yu-na (left) and her coach, Brian Orser, react to her gold-medal score in the women's figure skating long program during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada, in Feb. 25, 2010.                                                                                                                           (MCT)
Kim Yu-na (left) and her coach, Brian Orser, react to her gold-medal score in the women's figure skating long program during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada, in Feb. 25, 2010.                                                                                                                           (MCT)

"No reason was given for the sudden and unexpected decision," the statement read.

"At the present time Kim continues to train at the Cricket Club in Toronto, Canada."

The statement quoted Orser as saying, "I am honored to have worked with such a talented and gifted skater. I wish her all the best as she moves forward in her skating career."

(From news reports)

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