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aliceanne
05-04-2011, 02:56 PM
One thing I haven't heard anyone mention is the fact that she has a torn labrum in her right hip. It may not be feasible for her to go on training triple/triples for a full season. I think unfortunately the pressure is on her to do so because the Korean federation doesn't have any other high profile skaters.

Sylvia
05-04-2011, 03:00 PM
One thing I haven't heard anyone mention is the fact that she has a torn labrum in her right hip.
I haven't heard about this. Do you have a link to the source of your info?

aliceanne
05-04-2011, 03:07 PM
I haven't heard about this. Do you have a link to the source of your info?

I'll have to look around. I'll post later if I find it. I thought it came up in an interview when she was with that other coach in Toronto. When she moved there the focus was to pace her training so that she wasn't in pain when she competed. I may be wrong as to the exact nature of the injury, but I'm pretty sure it was hip and chronic.

aliceanne
05-04-2011, 03:34 PM
In January 2007, Kim was diagnosed as being in the early stage of lumbar disc herniation (L4~L5).[13]This is in her Wikipedia entry, plus they talk about her back and hip injury in 2008.

The interview I am thinking of was in International Figure Skating before the Olympics. She and her coach were talking about her hip and how they paced her training and I remember her saying 'I thought if I have to train in this much pain for my entire athlete's life...'

aliceanne
05-04-2011, 03:41 PM
Here is an interview from 2007 with her coach. If you scroll midway down they discuss her injuries and training around them.

http://www.japanskates.com/interviews/OrserInterview.htm

Not that these kinds of problems are unusual for an elite skater, but they can't be ignored indefinitely.

Sylvia
05-04-2011, 06:04 PM
This is the first time I've heard about an ankle injury at Worlds: http://www.koreaherald.com/sports/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20110504000950

South Korean figure skating star Kim Yu-na has said she is still recovering from her ankle injury, but insisted she would be fully ready before the opening of her ice show this weekend.

I still have some pain in my ankle, and Im a little bit worried. But hopefully Ill be fully ready before the ice show, she said.
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Kim, who skated competitively for the first time in over a year, admitted she had hurt her ankle before her performance on Saturday.

riveredge
05-05-2011, 01:41 AM
This is the first time I've heard about an ankle injury at Worlds: http://www.koreaherald.com/sports/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20110504000950

The ankle injury is not that serious. ;)