Yu-Na Kim News UPDATE!

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  1. puretea

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    http://j.mp/KVgJMn
    http://j.mp/KVhaWW

    Wow, she looks lovely as always.
    I envy the students their good luck. :)
     
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    Yuna Kim school in Republic of South Sudan.


    Yesterday, Jun 2, Yuna visited Salecio Center in Singil-dong, Seoul and donated 70 million won (about $60,000 as much money to build a school) to join the effort of it's on going program to build 100 small schools at rural communities in Republic of South Sudan.

    Yuna: "Last year, I went to Togo to host PyeongChang Winter Olympics and I was very impressed in Africa. Father, I'd like to be of help, even if it's only in a small way."

    Vincenzo Donati, back to Korea last month for fund raise, told Yuna "One of school have a name after you and hope you to visit there when children are free from all anxiety and study hard."

    The Father also played "Danube Waltz" on the accordion and gave a picture of African local product to Yuna to return the courtesy.

    According to the Salecio Center, this meeting began with a letter of May 21. Vincenzo Donati sent letters introducing his fund-raise activities and appealing for support to some persons in his minds and Yuna actively replied to the letter.
     
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  5. l'etoile

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    Runnershigh, I think this news is worth having a new thread in GSD;)

    BTW THANK YOU SO MUCH bringing and translating this wonderful news!
     
  6. l'etoile

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    http://www.allkpop.com/2012/06/figure-skater-kim-yuna-voted-as-koreas-1-sports-star

    Even with time off being active athlete for God-knows how long, she still is #1 sports star and #1 commercial star in Korea.
     
  7. l'etoile

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    From YNKF

     
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    Yuna and Michell Kwan at the press conference for the success of upcoming PyeongChang 2013 Special Olympics.

    News articles and photos #1, #2



    "Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
     
  10. RunnersHigh

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    Yuna and Michell Kwan interview on the joint ice show proposed by Kwan yesterday for the closing ceremony of PyeongChang 2013 Special Olympics.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owMDE5z0b80

    You can hear Kwan's after Yuna.
     
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  11. seabm7

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    I wonder if the proposal is considered as an ice show or not. I listened to the clip, but neither mentioned the "ice show" word.

    The closing date of the PyeongChang 2013 Special Olympics overlaps the starting date of 4CC. I'm not an expert of all those complicated ISU laws, but I heard that they may need a special permission from ISU for the plan to proceed.
     
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  12. RunnersHigh

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    seabm7, I got you! I just translated what Korean article did write. It must be translated as below.

    Joint performance as a part of closing ceremony.

    Its my bad. Thank you.
     
  13. RunnersHigh

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  14. RunnersHigh

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    11:00

    http://www.hani.co.kr/arti/sports/sports_general/540529.html


    I can take Yuna's decision as it comes.

    13:00

    I visited some Korean skating forums and almost all posts are as below

    I just hope it's just a happening. Why is it needed?
     
  15. TripleWallie

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    A retirement announcement is now unlikely. Surely, it would not merit a press conference since it would be such a simple statement to make: "I have decided to retire." That's it.

    On the other hand, since it will take place on the Taereung ice rink as a press conference, it might indicate a return to competition with some clarification statements (when, which competition, what programs, who's the coach, etc.).
     
  16. RunnersHigh

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    Hope it's that simple and clear. (Really!)
    Now it's 14:00.
     
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  18. TripleWallie

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    Jumping for joy here!!! Which competition will she go to first? 4CC, Worlds, or maybe even a GP?!
     
  19. spikydurian

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    OMG OMG OMG .... you mean she's returning to compete in Sochi? That is fabulous news. It will make the ladies competition more competitive like the men's. There will be tremendous pressure for Yuna to keep up her performances and I hope she can handle the pressure. I love to see her do well. Awaiting more news on Yuna. :cheer2:
     
  20. TripleWallie

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    She will compete up to Sochi. According to her press conference, Sochi will be her final competition.
     
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    Great news!! This is going to be so exciting!
     
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    Unmentioned!

    Full text in Korean.

    Rough translation.

    Yuna smiled and looked light-hearted.
     
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  23. spiral9509

    spiral9509 Skating is Language

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    Yuna Kim told that she would compete at competitions in Korea and an International B senior competition before 2013 Worlds.

    Here is the schedule of ISU B senior competitions after November 1st.


    Nov. 6~11 Icechallenge 2012 (Austria)
    Nov. 15~18 Warsaw Cup (Poland)
    Nov. 16~18 15th Merano Cup(Italy)
    Dec. 5~9 NRW Trophy (Germany)
    Dec. 13~16 Golden Spin of Zargeb (Croatia)
    Dec. 18~22 Istanbul Cup (Turkey)
    Jan. 3~5 1st New Year Cup (Slovakia)
    Jan. 8~12 6th Europa Cup "Skate Helena" (Serbia)
    Jan. 10~13 Volvo Open Cup (Latvia)
    Feb. 7~10 Barvarian Open (Germany)
    Feb. 7~10 Dragon Trophy & Trivoli Cup (Slovakia)
    Feb. 14~17 Hellmut Siebt Memorial (Austria)
    Feb. 21~24 1st Citta di Trorino Trophy (Italy)
    Feb. 21~24 Challenge Cup 2013 (Netherland)

    Nov. Korean Ranking Competition
    Early Jan. Korean Nationals
    Mar. 10~17 2013 Worlds Canada Ontario London
     
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  24. Jenny81

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    Whew! Glad to hear that.
    Now I am so relieved. :)
     
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  25. query5

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    i wish her luck, and the best
     
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  27. l'etoile

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    ^ She must have worked on her programs. No media means very confidential works!

    BTW I've just found a wonderful fan-made art for Yuna's Scheherazade which was uploaded on Youtube in 2009. It's basically fast sketching throughout and very, very impressive!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGZ5rMu6dFQ

    The lines of this drawing and of Yuna's are both exquisite:swoon:
     
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    That's wonderful work. I am impressed.
     
  30. l'etoile

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    Anyone has any pennies on which senior B event Yuna's likely to attend?

    I've narrowed it down to these two below since I hear that Korean Nationals are scheduled to be held on early January:

    ZAGREB Golden Spin of Zagreb
    13-16 December 2012
    or
    DORTMUND NRW Trophy Single & Pairs
    5-10 December 2012?

    Carolina will skate at Golden Spin, so if Yuna chooses this event it'll be VERY interesting to see their duels.
    If it's NRW Trophy, the schedule intensively overlaps with that of GPF in Sochi, so it'll be also interesting in a different way;)

    What do you guys think?