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riveredge
08-18-2011, 06:47 PM
just a clarification from the article.. Yuna didn't say anything about her future skating career.. it's just a speculation from the writer.. I guess we have to wait and see.

Jenny81
08-18-2011, 07:05 PM
just a clarification from the article.. Yuna didn't say anything about her future skating career.. it's just a speculation from the writer.. I guess we have to wait and see.

Yes. You're right. :)

Vash01
08-18-2011, 07:49 PM
Yu na Kim is an amazing talent. It will be a pity if she does not return to eligible skating at some point. These days there are no pro competitions and I am afraid show skating may not satisfy her. She is still very young.

l'etoile
08-18-2011, 07:58 PM
ICE by Scott Hamilton is a pro-am competition, right? I heard that this is going to start from the next season.

kwanatic
08-18-2011, 08:51 PM
Yu na Kim is an amazing talent. It will be a pity if she does not return to eligible skating at some point. These days there are no pro competitions and I am afraid show skating may not satisfy her. She is still very young.

Yu-Na has said that she very much enjoys show skating and connecting with the audience, so I think if she leaves competition for good, she'll continue doing her shows because that gives her an opportunity to connect with the audience. Some skaters really like to compete; others like show skating. When Michelle retired, there was never a doubt in my mind that she would not take the show skating route. I think she enjoyed it, but she was more a fan of competing; she thrived in the competitive atmosphere. Yu-Na might not be the same way in terms of liking to compete. There's always a ton of pressure on her because she's the only one from her country, and people's expectations of her are always high anyway...it may not be a comfortable place to be.

As I posted in another thread, I think the more she commits to doing outside of figure skating (ie. PC bid, ambassador for this and that), the farther she move away from the competitive side. Once you reach a certain point, coming back to compete is just pointless. She's won everything there is to win, so if she's not competing because she likes it, then there's no point in putting her reputation on the line.

Maybe she'll take a few years off and shoot for Soichi; personally, I'd like to see her retire now and continue on the path she's currently on: building her own brand, doing charity work, and being a positive influence on the youth of her country...she said she would like to still be skating 10 years from now, so I'd bet money that she'll continue doing her shows. I'm sure the closer we get to Soichi the better idea we'll have about her plans...

Ziggy
08-18-2011, 11:41 PM
I love ya Marco, but Ando's programs were way better this year vs. 2010. I don't have any problems with her PCS. (I have problems with PCS generally, believe me, but not those marks.)

Her programs were totally empty, had pretty much no relation to the music and her basics are mediocre, compared to top skaters.

7s and 8s, I mean really?


And I can't see the Korean Federation just letting her skate off into the pro shows since just having her show up at Worlds guarantees them two spots for next year.

And how exactly could they force her to keep competing?

orbitz
08-18-2011, 11:44 PM
And how exactly could they force her to keep competing?

Pressures.Guilt trips.

Look at Midori Ito at the 96 World; She absolutely did not look like she wanted to be there, but there she was, competing.

snoopysnake
08-19-2011, 12:41 AM
Yu-na wants to make sure this kitty (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18X53XyV3Z0) will be okay with her winning Worlds again.

Sparks
08-19-2011, 01:05 AM
:rofl: :cat:

Jenny81
08-19-2011, 07:02 AM
Yu-na wants to make sure this kitty (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18X53XyV3Z0) will be okay with her winning Worlds again.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=B-Odeyg4iYg


"When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. Jonathan Swift quotes (Irish Author and Satirist of prose, 1667-1745)

RumbleFish
08-19-2011, 07:13 AM
Yu-na wants to make sure this kitty (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18X53XyV3Z0) will be okay with her winning Worlds again.

I feel sorry for the Cat having to appear in such a stupid video.
In some parts of the world, you could go to jail for abusing animals.

a56
08-19-2011, 07:30 AM
Yu-na wants to make sure this kitty (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18X53XyV3Z0) will be okay with her winning Worlds again.
The Maobots really have a LOT of time on their hands, no?

RumbleFish
08-19-2011, 07:45 AM
Pressures.Guilt trips.

Look at Midori Ito at the 96 World; She absolutely did not look like she wanted to be there, but there she was, competing.

Isn't this the guy who strong-armed Ito to come back in time for Nagano?
Report on the Retirement of Midori Ito (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4V67DtZg4Q)
This is the same one that once served as the ISU vice president, but got caught pocketing Japanese Federation's money (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/japanese-official-has-isu-honourary-membership-suspended/article849881/print/), correct?

Korean federation might be incompetent, but I don't think they are corrupt.

galaxy
08-19-2011, 10:11 AM
Yu-na wants to make sure this kitty (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18X53XyV3Z0) will be okay with her winning Worlds again.

These video makers are scary. (Are they the same person?) They apparently hate Yuna, but at the same time it's ovbious they don't have love and warm feelings toward Japanese skaters, including Mao, either.
Sorry, this is way off topic.

allezfred
08-19-2011, 12:36 PM
Yu-na wants to make sure this kitty (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18X53XyV3Z0) will be okay with her winning Worlds again.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=B-Odeyg4iYg


I am undecided as to which of the above videomakers has far too much time on their hands. I think both. :P