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Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yuna has been named female athlete of the year by the United States Sports Academy, the institution announced Monday. The world’s No. 1 figure skater, who won Korea’s first gold medal in figure skating at the Vancouver Winter Olympics, was named alongside David Villa of Spain. The Spanish footballer, the male athlete of the year, scored five goals at this summer’s World Cup, helping Spain claim its first World Cup title. The Athlete of the Year award is the culmination of the yearlong Athlete of the Month title, which is selected by an international voting committee comprised of sports writers and representatives of sports governing bodies. This year’s awards were selected through polls carried out via the websites of NBC Sports and USA Today. KIm dominated the voting in the female category, edging out tennis star Kim Clijsters of Belgium, who won her third U.S. Open title this season. American tennis champion Serena Williams ranked third after winning her fifth career Australian Open and fourth Wimbledon, according to the USSA. For Kim, winning the USSA’s award was the second such title this year. In October, the 20-year-old became the first Asian to be named Sportswoman of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation in the U.S.  The world champion has been taking a break from international competitions after the World Championships in March. Despite her seven-month hiatus, Kim still holds onto her world No. 1 ranking in the women’s singles for figure skating. According to the International Skating Union’s world rankings released earlier this month, the Korean is on top with 4,024 points, followed by Akiko Suzuki of Japan, who earned 3,845 points. Italian skater Carolina Kostner came in third with 3,638 points, while Mao Asada of Japan was ranked sixth with 3,275 points. The reigning champion hinted earlier that she would like to make her return to the international stage at the World Championships in March next year. Kim, having parted with her old coach Brian Orser, teamed up with American coach Peter Oppegard in October.  After relocating her training base from Toronto to Los Angeles, Kim is now working on her new programs, which are set to a ballet theme from “Giselle” and the traditional Korean song “Arirang.”

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