After almost a year of absence because of the hernia, Kim came back great by winning for the fourth time the World Masters and by winning the Grand Slam Abu Dhabi. Most of all winning the World Masters was an amazing preformance.
Kim became this year for the fourth time European Champion, won the Grand Prix Tunis and also a bronze medal at the Grand Slam Paris. Immediately after the European Championships there was discovered that Kim had a hernia, for which in september she needed to undergo surgery.
After a break of one year Kim returned to competition in september of this year and made a strong comeback. She won the Grand Prix The Hague, became Dutch Champion and won silver at the Grand Slam Abu Dhabi. During her year of absence Kim graduated from university and underwent surgery to her elbow and knee,
Kim won this year the Grand Prix of Tbilisi and won for the third time the World Judo Masters. In August she was the big favourite to win the Olympic Games. Unfortunately the Games turned out in a disaster. Kim lost to the later Olympic Champion and because she lost before the quarterfinals, Kim had no right to repechage.