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    Quote Originally Posted by michelle K View Post
    That would be quite an insult to Karen Kwan.
    I apologize. (You aren't her kid sister, are you?)

    The program feels like an expensive ripoff of Yuna Kim's Tango de Roxanne program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vagabond View Post
    I apologize. (You aren't her kid sister, are you?)

    The program feels like an expensive ripoff of Yuna Kim's Tango de Roxanne program.
    Now, that sounds much better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinky166 View Post
    I'd like to see Min-Jung Kwak try pairs, she has the right build, her 2a and 3s are solid, and her flexibility would work toward her advantage. I guess the only thing is she'd need a tallish partner, and in Korea that might be harder to find, because I think she's around 5'4" now, maybe taller idk if she's still growing.
    Please, don't try to turn her into a pair skater. She happens to be the second best lady Korea has ever had, and currently is no.1 lady without Yuna Kim competing.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riveredge View Post
    here's a video of Yeon Jun Park - lp
    she won the Asian trophy for seniors.. though she's only 14!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8z4S...yer_detailpage

    not bad for a 14 year old..
    Wow, not bad at all. Wonder how many times she rewatched yuna's Tango De Roxanne!

    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.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2VyfvXbAxI

    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 11:44 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RumbleFish View Post
    Please, don't try to turn her into a pair skater. She happens to be the second best lady Korea has ever had, and currently is no.1 lady without Yuna Kim competing.

    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.
    What about Na Young Kim and the other young girls who, a few years ago, showed up with nice spins and 3toes and sals at 4CCs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    What about Na Young Kim and the other young girls who, a few years ago, showed up with nice spins and 3toes and sals at 4CCs?
    NaYoung Kim retired. After she entered college, her jumps quality drastically dropped. And, HyunJung Kim (aka mini Kim) also retired. She also couldn't survive puberty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    What about Na Young Kim and the other young girls who, a few years ago, showed up with nice spins and 3toes and sals at 4CCs?
    Na Young Kim was capable of 3Flip for a couple of years, but she disappeared for reason I'm not aware of.

    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakewood View Post
    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.
    That's great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakewood View Post
    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.
    Now they just need to nab a pair coach and start that program too.

    And hopefully he can train Korean coaches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post
    Now they just need to nab a pair coach and start that program too.

    And hopefully he can train Korean coaches.
    Everyone should try to nab a Russian pairs coach. Or they could try to steal Steur from Germany, since the Germans don't want to fund Steur given Steur's Stasi past.

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    ‘Kim Yu-Na Ice Rink’ planned by City of Seoul
    Articles (in Korean):

    http://www.hankyung.com/news/app/new...=2011090776611
    http://joongang.joinsmsn.com/article...rticle|default

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    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.

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    I hope it gets through this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowtherlore View Post
    ‘Kim Yu-Na Ice Rink’ planned by City of Seoul
    Articles (in Korean):

    http://www.hankyung.com/news/app/new...=2011090776611
    http://joongang.joinsmsn.com/article...rticle|default

    I hope it gets through this time.
    last time they made a promise and now..i wonder..what's the catch this time?

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    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 )

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    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.
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    Korea Herald (English) article on KSU signing up a Russian coach for the national team.
    http://www.koreaherald.com/sports/De...20110907000730

    KSU will also hold ice dancing trials later this month to put together ice dancing teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowtherlore View Post
    ‘Kim Yu-Na Ice Rink’ planned by City of Seoul
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    Elections time again.
    Is it natural to name a rink or any sporting facility after an active athlete? I wouldn't mind if they use her name after she retires, but it's way too early IMO.

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by michelle K View Post
    Korea Herald (English) article on KSU signing up a Russian coach for the national team.
    http://www.koreaherald.com/sports/De...20110907000730

    KSU will also hold ice dancing trials later this month to put together ice dancing teams.
    I think there are several girls who could become decent prospects, but I just don't see any boys that have the neccessary skills to become successful ice dancers. I think it will require lots of time and talent searching, but it is a step in the right direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oleada View Post
    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.
    Korean politicians should take note and name the planned rink in Seoul "Yuna 1" and Olympic figure skating venue in Pyongchang "Yuna 2". lol

    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.

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