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- Basic Facts -


Here you can find some basic information on Nina. For a more detailed write-up, take a look at her biography. This information was compiled in the summer of 2001.

Nina:
Full name: Nina Song Yi Kim
Nick names: Bean, Beaner
Birthday: November 3, 1986
Birthplace: Houston, TX
Residence: Houston, TX
Height: 5'
Weight: 87 pounds
School: Homeschool
Grade: 9th (fall '01)
Hobbies: Shopping, roller blading, getting on the internet, hanging with my friends, swimming and hanging out with my sister and my mom

Favorites:
TV shows: I Love Lucy, Friends, Full House, Recess
Movies: Green Mile, Rush Hour and Bring it On
Sports on TV: Gymnastics
Music: Any
Songs: Any
Books: Holes
School subject: Math
Non-gymnastics athlete: Don't know
Gymnasts: Andreea Raducan, Elena Zamolodchikova, Svetlana Boguinskaia, Lilia Podkopayeva, Shannon Miller and lots more
Gymn event to do: Vault
Color: Blue
Food: My mom's cooking (Korean food) and anything else

Gymnastics:
Age began gymnastics: 6 years old
Reason for starting gymnastics: "This girl showed it to me"
Age at each level:
Level 5: 7 years old
Level 6: 8 years old
Level 8: 9 years old
Level 9: 10 years old
Level 10: 10-11 years old
Child Elite:11-12 years old
National Elite: 12-13 years old
International elite: 13-14 years old
Current level: Junior International elite
Gym: WOGA in Plano Texas
Hours Nina trains each week: about 50
Highest score on each event:
Vault: 9.375
Bars- 9.7
Beam- 9.775
Floor- 9.75
Skills Nina Performs:
Vault- Yurchenko half, full and 1 1/2
Bars- Tkatchev, full-out dismount
Beam- Gainer ff to full twist, ro ff double tuck dismount
Floor- Triple full, double pike
Skills Nina is working on:
Bars- Yeager, eagles
Role models in gymnastics:
Andreea Raducan, Elena Zamolodchikova, Svetlana Boguinskaia, Lilia Podkopayeva, Shannon Miller
Future goals:
2003 World Team, 2004 Olympic Team