The program feels like an expensive ripoff of Yuna Kim's Tango de Roxanne program.
Besides, she is still making a lot of progress in singles. I notice a significant improvement in speed and ice coverage looking at her recent showing. Sure, jumps are not quite there yet, but I presume she needs to adjust timings of her jumps, i.e. more speed hence less time to set up.
Min-Jung's FS 2011 Asian Trophy
She is maturing and not a little girl anymore. If she can tame her nerves, she has potential to become one of a top 10 ladies in the worlds IMO.
Last edited by RumbleFish; 09-01-2011 at 06:40 AM.
A style trend seems to be developing among the Korean young generations, particular the use of arms to their fingers, musical expressions and confidence in their end pose
Here's her exhibition.
Seriously, you don't even have to tell me her nationality, there are so many greatest hits references, you just know who's her inspiration. Really cute ending hahaa....
Last edited by os168; 09-01-2011 at 12:44 PM.
Hyun Jung Kim was serving as one of the coaching staff at the Asian Trophy, but a couple of posters here including myself want her to try pairs if only we could get a decent partner.
KSU hired a Russian dance coach Sergey Astashev as a National Team coach. He will teach skating skill to National team (singles) skaters and create Korean ice dance team.
‘Kim Yu-Na Ice Rink’ planned by City of Seoul
Articles (in Korean):
The City of Seoul said it's planning to build an ice rink to help promote winter sports. The site will be in the northeastern part of the city. The construction is scheduled to be started in 2013 and completed by the end of 2014; they will work on the blueprints beginning January 2012.
The rink will be in official size (61m x 30m) with 200 seats; it will also house curling lanes, an indoor swimming pool and other ancillary facilities and amenities. The project cost of KRW 26 billion (USD 25 million) will be funded by the city, and the city plans to build it on the city-owned land, to minimize costs.
The city wants to finish the feasibility review within this year and obtain the city council’s approval on the public domain property development/management for the project.
The city plans to name the facility ‘Kim Yu-Na Ice Rink’. A city official said, “Since she is currently the honorary ambassador for the City of Seoul, we believe it wouldn’t be difficult to get her approval for it.”
The project for an ice rink was brought to public debate in July 2010 when Kim Yu-Na was appointed as the honorary ambassador for the city. At the appointment reception, she explained to the city officials the need for a dedicated practice rink, citing the difficulties faced by the athletes in hopping from one rink to another to secure practice time.
I hope it gets through this time.
I think it is another example of people trying to take advantage of her for selfish gains (reason... why bother make the PR before ask her permission, tsk tsk tsk!!) ... but you can't blame them really. The chances are, if she said yes, the project will certainly have a higher chance of going ahead, nevertheless, this seems far from the rink Yuna wanted.
The rink should be build, but I hope she hold off for a while. If any rink that deserve her name, it should be a world class competition/practice rink for figure skating with more than 200 seats. Are you kidding me....Curling?! (okay only if they can do it very fast, with flair and musicality )
As for the new Russian coach, i don't know, who did he coach in the past , what is his cred? (Updated: It seems he coached Johnny Weir for WC 2006) Other wise it looks like a bit of politicking, hope it wouldn't back fire if he turns out no good.
Last edited by os168; 09-08-2011 at 03:31 AM.
Korea Herald (English) article on KSU signing up a Russian coach for the national team.
KSU will also hold ice dancing trials later this month to put together ice dancing teams.
Not skating, but I remember hearing in Belgrade they had public courts named "Novak 1" "Novak 2" etc after Novak Djokovic. And this was a couple of years ago already, so before he became number 1 and went on the huge win streak.
Adelina Sotnikova is the 2014 Olympic champion!
If she decides to compete there in 2018, she will be fighting it out with rest of the world in her own rink. Talk about added pressure.