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UMBS Go Blue
10-19-2011, 03:24 AM
I'll shed a tear...

...for my 20,000,000 vCash on High $takes bets for 2012 Worlds. :P

t.mann
10-19-2011, 05:19 AM
What a 'early' announcement!
This girl doesn't play a game relating to comeback issue. (both last year & this year.)
Yuna seems to be a simple and candid person.
great.


BTW, come back Joannie! Seize your opportunity to become the WC.

RumbleFish
10-19-2011, 06:03 AM
BTW, come back Joannie! Seize your opportunity to become the WC.

I agree with this.
I think Joannie will have a serious chance if she puts her mind into it.

lowtherlore
10-19-2011, 06:07 AM
What a 'early' announcement!
This girl doesn't play a game relating to comeback issue. (both last year & this year.)
Yuna seems to be a simple and candid person.
great.


BTW, come back Joannie! Seize your opportunity to become the WC.

You're right! She doesn’t.

She made it clear well before the season last year that she would skip GPs and compete only at Worlds, and she did exactly that. This year, she said again several months ago that she would skip GPs and would need time to decide on Worlds. And she made an announcement before the start of the season. What could be more simple and candid than that? Why would anyone expect her to make a premature and unneeded announcement regarding anything in her life?

On your wish on Joannie coming back for Worlds title now that Yu-Na won't be there, do you also want her to have made an ‘early’ decision and announcement? Worlds is still five months away.

Carolla5501
10-19-2011, 06:17 AM
On your wish on Joannie coming back, do you also want her to have made an ‘early’ decision and announcement? Worlds is still five months away.

When are Candian Nationals...

I think that Yuna and Joannie are in totally different places when it comes to THAT! Korea is sending Yuna no matter what happens at Nationals. Canada is not likely to send Joannie just because she "wants to go" She has to show up at Nationals and skate.

lowtherlore
10-19-2011, 06:31 AM
When are Candian Nationals...

I think that Yuna and Joannie are in totally different places when it comes to THAT! Korea is sending Yuna no matter what happens at Nationals. Canada is not likely to send Joannie just because she "wants to go" She has to show up at Nationals and skate.

I know. Yu-Na could have waited longer, but she made an early announcement, before the season start.

Regarding Joannie, hurry up and call her up, t.mann!

briancoogaert
10-19-2011, 09:17 PM
Not a surprise. Not many OGM winners come back for the next Olympics. She may still come back, who knows? Just not this year.
And to be honest, she is the best comeback since Katarina Witt in 1985 !
Sarah Hughes came back after her Olympic Gold, but finished in 6th at Worlds.

aliceanne
10-19-2011, 11:28 PM
I think Yuna is done with skating, but her entourage is not.

lowtherlore
10-20-2011, 02:39 PM
I think Yuna is done with skating, but her entourage is not.

Re your statement, I bet you're both wrong and right (in that order) and also, I would bet Yu-Na's fandom would survive your favorite's fandom. Not in your island world, but globally.

aemeraldrainc
10-20-2011, 02:55 PM
Re your statement, I bet you're both wrong and right (in that order) and also, I would bet Yu-Na's fandom would survive your favorite's fandom. Not in your island world, but globally.

:rofl: In a good way. :lol:

aliceanne
10-20-2011, 04:37 PM
What's fandom got to do with it? She has obviously lost interest in training.

Frau Muller
10-20-2011, 04:57 PM
Good for Yu-Na. She should have quit as soon as she achieved her goal of the 2010 Oly Gold Medal. Do like Tara, ie., quit while she was #1.

Hopefully we will see her in not-so-serious events such as Scott Hamilton's "ICE", whenever that rolls around.

RumbleFish
10-20-2011, 05:01 PM
What's fandom got to do with it? She has obviously lost interest in training.

I would appreciate it if you'd provide us your reasoning behind what you said, preferrably divided into 2 parts, i.e. 1) obviously and 2) lost interest in training.

aliceanne
10-20-2011, 05:25 PM
I would appreciate it if you provide us your reasoning behind what you said, preferrably divided in 2 parts, i.e. 1) obviously and 2) lost interest in training.

My impression of Yuna is that she is highly competitive. She wasn't content to just win, she wanted to dominate. Last season and again this season she sounded/sounds indecisive about competing. I just get the impression that she no longer feels challenged by skating competition, and is looking for a new challege.

I also get the impression that her skating federation and her fans would like to see her continue competing, so it is probably hard for her to say no.

Not many elite competitors who take a year or more off from competing come back to their previous form. Plushenko came close, I can't think of any others. I am sure that she is aware of this also.

She could make a career out of show skating, but somehow I don't think that is enough for her. She has plenty of other opportunities to explore, and now is the time to do it.

Yazmeen
10-20-2011, 08:33 PM
My impression is not that she is highly competitive, more greatly talented and she genuinely wanted to rise to the peak of the sport and loved skating up through the 2010 Olympics.

My impression now is that after she won all the big prizes, her enthusiasm flagged, likely hastened by the relentless pursuit, expectations, and pressure the Korean media placed on her. Add in the whole mess surrounding her coaching, and I think the competitive fire just went out of her. I really think she only continued last year because she felt obligated to her country to do so. I think she's done, and I don't blame her a bit. She's a beautiful show skater, has had great success with her shows and performing, and she's fulfilled her national duty. It's time to enjoy life, enjoy skating again, and figure out what other things she'd like to do and be to make a happy Yuna.