Canada's Rising Star May Pose Challenge to Kim Yu-na

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sugar, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Sugar

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  3. Alex Forrest

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    I read this exact same article almost 20 years ago, except the Canadian skater's name was Jennifer Robinson. It has to be the same writer, and he just inserted Kaetlyn's name instead of JSlo's.
     
  4. overedge

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    I think the key word in this article's title is "may". As in: it's within the realm of possibility, but I wouldn't bet money on it this year at least.

    But it's really not going to happen now that Sugar has posted about it. Sugar, please don't make any predictions about where Osmond will place at Worlds :scream:
     
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  5. manhn

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    I would like the link that predicted that Jennifer friggin' Robinson would win the Olympics.
     
  6. naan

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    It is like deja vu. Similar article after 2010 Canadian Nationals : "Joannie Rochette Emerges as Contender for Olympic Gold"
    http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2010/01/19/2010011900707.html

    Few years ago, didn't Korean media warn Yuna that Rachael, Caroline, Mirai, and Russian babies can be a threat to her and predict there will be the intense rivalry between them? :shuffle:
     
  7. love_skate2011

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    isnt chosun more like a tabloid website in Korea ? lol
     
  8. l'etoile

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  9. euterpe

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    Korean media must have been basing their conclusion on Osmond's Nationals scores (201.34, 70.04+131.30) rather than her last international score (176.45, 60.56+115.89). Kim scored 201.36 (72.02+129.34) at NRW.

    The Korean media obviously isn't aware that Nationals scores are highly inflated and aren't a reliable predictor of international results.
     
  10. overedge

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    I wonder if they take that into consideration when writing about the Nationals scores of :saint: Yu-na.
     
  11. Alex Forrest

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    No, it was the word MAY. It was "Miss Robinson recently won her first national title, and she may need some more seasoning before she challenges for the top spot in her sport..." This was after Birmingham 1995. You can look for the link.

    However, nothing beats the local rag that had the headline "Amber Corwin Aims for National Title". ROTFFLMAO!!! I mean, yeah, support your local skaters, but Amber frickin Corwin?

    I think I should start a poll: Who would have been a better Olympic champion, Amber Corwin or Tonia Kwiatkowski? Let's start from there. LOL. Discuss.
     
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  12. Habs

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    What's wrong with that? She won her first national title (but not in 1995, BTW) and needed more seasoning. True. I don't see anything in that sentence that proclaimed she would be a world or Olympic champion.

    Way to read into something that isn't there.
     
  13. Alex Forrest

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    Yeah, when did JSlo EVER challenge for the top spot in her sport? Um, never? I particularly liked her attention to detail, so that she'd slow down to a snail's pace even just in her crossovers. I liked her wonky lutz technique and the way she'd only do her jumps so long as she is a few millimeters from the wall. Yeah, she really was a contender for the World/Oly top spot.
     
  14. overedge

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    The story that you quoted doesn't say that she did, or that she would. It said she may need more "seasoning" before she is in a position to challenge for that spot.
     
  15. Habs

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    You have yet to prove that anyone ever said she would/could/should.
     
  16. PeterG

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    Yu-Na Kim never once beat Jennifer Robinson in competition.
     
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  17. overedge

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    :eek: :scream:
     
  18. rayhaneh

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    Thank you PeterG for always pointing to the truth :judge:

    :lol:
     
  19. Alex Forrest

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    Yuna Kim never once beat Amber Corwin either...
     
  20. luenatic

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    Good Lord. You're cracking me up today.
     
  21. PeterG

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    Thank you Alex, I agree. Yu-Na is not all that.
     
  22. Ziggy

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    Oh yeah, obviously that article had to be posted by Sugar. :p
     
  23. ehdtkqorl123

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    Well, that newspaper is pretty well known tabloid. Just disregard that article.. :p
     
  24. Rock2

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    The good news is that Kaetlyn is on the radar now, simply because she's being written about internationally. She won't be sneaking up on anyone and now the international judges know her. I trust that means they won't be too shy about scoring her well if she performs. 4CC will tell us a lot. She got just over 60 at SC for a clean short. I'll bet the same skate would get her 65 in Osaka.
     
  25. Really

    Really No longer just a "well-known member" Yay!

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  26. nyrak

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    Yu-Na never beat Sonia Henie either....
     
  27. PeterG

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    The more I read this thread the more it's clear what a looser Kim is.
     
  28. TheIronLady

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    I think this thread has hurt Karen Preston's feelings.
     
  29. professordeb

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    Kim is looser? looser than who/what ;)
    (Continuing on in the silly vein)
     
  30. Skittl1321

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    Everytime I read this title "Canada's Rising Star May Pose Challenge to Kim Yu-na" I wonder if she is going to challenge her to an arm wrestling contest. Osmond may not be the best Canadian lady for that, but I'm pretty confident any Canadian lady would be tops against all the current elite crop (though Ashley Wagner might challenge.)

    Skating, however, I think Yuna has the advantage.
     
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