Skating 'queen' Kim set to return (Threads merged)

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  1. Sugar

    Sugar Well-Known Member

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    Yu Na 's sp is twice as exciting as anything I saw from the GPF.
    http://youtu.be/ATR6g__rqpI

    Long live the queen!
    :glamor::glamor::glamor:
    the QUEEN has RETURNED.
    :glamor::glamor: :glamor:
  2. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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  3. l'etoile

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    Only when Kween lets her be;) So excited for Yuna:saint:
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  4. Jammers

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    Unlike Plushenko, Lysacek and Weir Yuna has a chance to make a comeback because she's still in her prime and since she hasn't skated hardly at all in nearly two years her body is worn out . She just needs to skate in more competitive events to be sharp. Is she going to skate at Worlds this year? I hope she also skates at 4CC too.
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    "My main goal today was to get at least 28 technical points, which are required now to be allowed to go to worlds again; therefore, I concentrated more on the technical aspect here and not so much on expression," Kim said. "I know that I have to work more on [adding] emotion in the future, but tomorrow, in the free skate, I will have less stress." She will add more drama in the future.
  6. michiruwater

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    :huh: Speaking of Sonja Henie, she repeated twice. Witt was the second. Kim could very well be the third.
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  7. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Re-posting the following from the YNK news thread in the Trash Can:
    Kim Yu-na reigns on return to skating competition
    By CIARAN FAHEY, Associated Press
    http://www.newstimes.com/sports/art...-on-return-to-skating-competition-4101786.php
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    "Rather than being nervous, I looked forward to the competition and there wasn't too much pressure for me because it was a small competition."

    "That's how I felt up to this morning practice but, in the warm up, I got tense and felt the nerves while performing."

    "My legs were shaking at certain moments.(laugh)"

    "I was nervous but prepared, so I tried to get the job done with every element. I had one scary moment but, overall, I'm satisfied."

    "My objective was to get the minimum TES, so I'm glad I'm already halfway to the goal line."

    "Rather than my total score, I was focused on getting good TES and so my mind was keep telling me that I shouldn't make mistakes."

    "Because I played not a vampire but a leading lady who is bitten, I think people might not feel stronger than they expected. I tried to express the complicating feelings denying temptation but falling into them at the same time."

    "Because of being first competition, I don't remember how I performed.(laugh) I guess it will require yet time to be able to express well."

    http://sports.news.nate.com/view/20121209n00360
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    Thank you for translation. I love it.
  11. Rottie

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    Well, I thought she was pretty darn expressive already. Can't wait to see this when it has more miles on it!
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    It's lovely! All appropriate to the theme.

    Can't wait to see her long program. She may be relaxed a bit now as there's some room for mistakes in the FS.
  15. Iceman

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    I guess some of the ladies feel their dreams slowly going down the drain. Of course, with this notice this far ahead of the Olympics, they do have the opportunity to up the ante.

    Why did they have to insert that nude material in the neck line?
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    I would bet on the landing of the double Axel...
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    Her PCS is outrageous. She's really not that much better there than the rest of the field.
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    1 someone I don't know= Jinseo Kim's mother
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    3lz-3t, 3f, 3s, 3lz, 1a-1t-1lo, 3s-2t(fall), 2a, 129, total 201

    Some mistakes in the 2nd half, but nicely done and a gorgeous program!
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    you think so.
  21. jiggs

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    She just received 68.52 in her FP. I agree that is just too high.
    She is good, but not that much better than anyone else. 68.52?

    We have to wait and see how her PCS are scored in direct comparison to the other top skaters though ...
    Anyway, congrats to Yuna on a great comeback!
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  22. Lanie

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    I am loving her dress but :blah: on everything else, but I was never a fan of Yu Na and don't think she's all that artistic or pleasing to watch, despite her fabulous jumps.
  23. El Rey

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    Well let's compare her to Mao at the GPF. Yuna beat her by 2.13 pts in PCS.

    Yuna Kim
    Total: 129.34 TES: 60.82 PCS: 68.52

    Mao Asada
    Total: 129.84 TES: 63.45 PCS: 66.39

    Yuna's combined score was 201.61 vs 196.80 for Mao. Yuna had a 3/3 in her short, so she seems to be judged fairly against the other top competitor and is not unbeatable. Others just need to up the technical ante in the SP.
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    I have given up on comparing scores from two different competitions, it hardly ever works ;) But thanks anyways for the numbers!
    I meant we will have to wait until Yuna actually competes against the other top skaters in the same event. I personally don't think she deserves 2.13 pts more PCS than Mao. But again, NRW and GPF are two totally different events and settings.

    ETA: Here are the protocols, she actually received 69.52: http://www.lev-nrw.org/lev2008/docs/event/1189/SeniorLadies_FS_Scores.pdf
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  27. NadineWhite

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    Oh I know that, no one's a bigger Sonja Henie fan than me, no one.

    And I knew somebody would take issue with what I stated. :D But I don't apologize. Sonja's on a completely different hemisphere than anyone else, thus why I stated what I did, and hold true to that statement. :hat1:'

    Back to Yuna, this is a compliment to her. Even Michelle Kwan stated early on in her career, right before her first Olympics, that tieing Sonja Henie's record was definitely a possibility. Unfortunately it didn't turn out that way, she got ahead of herself, too overconfident at the time. Maybe Yuna will be the one, who knows? I'll be cheering her on though because to accomplish history is something in & of itself, especially one that has stood the test of time for so long. It's kinda like how Michael Phelps became the greatest Olympian of all time, in any sport.

    ps: Evgeni Plushenko also has the opportunity to make history as well if he manages to capture a medal of any color (i.e. in singles or the team event or both) to tie Gillis Grafstrom with the most medals of any figure skater (4) at the Olympics. And if he manages (5) he will become the greatest figure skater in the history of the sport, man or woman or couple, period. :cool:
  28. Coco

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    If Mao can bring back the 3a in SP only, they are neck and neck.
  29. l'etoile

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    And if she can get rid of those UR problems. I really want to see this rivalry revive.
  30. naan

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    Yes, it will be very exciting! But Mao needs to land more jumps - her jump content of this season is very weak

    I really love Yuna's new LP! It's so beautiful! :swoon: One of my favorite programs already. I don't know why, but her new program looks similar to Patrick's La Boheme (in a good way!).
  31. Loves_Shizuka

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    Oooh I like the LP - far more than the SP.
  32. VIETgrlTerifa

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    I agree.

    I thought her SP was a total bore and sort of reminded me of why I'm so lukewarm to Kim. However, her LP is great and that's saying a lot because I usually don't like Les Miserables for figure skating.
  33. Amy03

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    Kims score is a total joke :confused:, there was absolutely nothing that could justify her score, for what she put out on the ice!
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  34. worldsnice12

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    I really like this program :swoon:
    It was a great performance after such a long time away from competition and I think she will be just fine by worlds.Good with a bit of stiff competition for the other ladies and I hope Yunas comeback will push them to do even better (technical wise)..
  35. Amy03

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    the PCS is only one out of many parts, that make her score outrages!
  36. smarts1

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    Am I the only person who doesn't really like the LP? The music cuts are not well done, and although the music is fine, but you know, it's Les Mis, as in it's going to sound beautiful no matter what. They aren't maximizing the music at all and Les Mis is that much more beautiful than that.

    But yes, the SP is a real downer.
  37. VIETgrlTerifa

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    I think it looks better in comparison to the SP.
  38. l'etoile

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  39. Sylvia

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    One quote:
    "I was surprised about the high scores," she said. "I did not expect that, because I made mistakes and could not show everything I can do.
  40. Sugar

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    Yu Na's lp is phenomenal.

    I am shocked and impressed with her comeback!!

    :swoon: :swoon: :swoon: