I'm pretty sure PeterG's post was written tongue-in-cheek.
Opinion piece about Yu-na's announcement: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news...64_114441.html
Wall Street Journal blog article: http://blogs.wsj.com/scene/2012/07/0...-olympic-gold/
RIA Novosti Russian article in English: http://en.ria.ru/sports/20120702/174365317.html
Reuters article: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...8I24X420120702
Associated Press news blurb: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/skating...9714--spt.html
Last edited by Sylvia; 07-04-2012 at 07:58 PM.
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Colour me displeased when a jumping bean comes out of nowhere and grabs the Olympic Gold Medal.
Yuna's Heart by Dong A Ilbo
As a scholar studying sports for a while, I'd witnessed there's less regret when sports stars selected what moved their heart instead of head at the moment they had to make an important decision in life. Therefore, I wondered whether it’s her own decision or not. By any chance, was this done by her mother? Wasn’t there a calculation to merchandize Yuna the longer? Was this why she wanted to be a member of IOC Athletes’ Commission? - I heard that before. In a word, I wanted to know the truth of her heart.
Just in hours after the press conference, I took the call from an acquaintance who has been well in with Yuna. Baldly I asked him whether the decision was from only Yuna by herself or not? He answered “It’s all from Yuna by herself.” According to him, “Pressure to repeat the past success” and “The loss of the goal", Yuna said, were totally the truth of her heart. Couldn’t deny there’s temptation to retire but Watching young skaters training in poor surroundings with all their soul and might to retain in Figure Skating in Korea motivated Yuna. It was the prime mover of Yuna’s comeback. Listening what he told over the telephone, without nothing damaged I could feel the burden and responsibility Yuna might feel. And I felt sorry.
One might think it’s a simple extension of her skating career and the second attempt at the Olympics. But from the point of view of an individual life, it will be a process of creating “Whole New Yuna”. Another success to approve herself doesn’t mean anything to Yuna who won the Gold Medal in Vancouver, the summit of Mt. Everest of Figure Skating. If she fails to win at the next challenge, it would be incredibly disappointing. But she treaded the thorny path.
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This too will pass away.
Oh, a comeback that starts with a press conference . . . never a good sign.
Oh boy. The press con was IN KOREA. So no big deal. It's not like it was televised all around the world.
And johnny158, please stop posting. You made us even look worst.
pressure from her fed, country and fans. in her article interviews she said she just wants to give her best but will set her aims lower. but ona good note
so many comebacks Mini, Yuna . Ladies will be ineteresting again
I for one am thrilled that Yu-Na is back. I love her skating. I think most of her sps are among my favourite skates ever and I have been watching since the 80's. All the girls are going to have up their game now. I have no problem believing she will be in shape for Sochi. Personally I would love for her to be a double gold medalist. I just hope she finds a good coach. She and Brian seemed a good fit but one never knows. I think David Wilson is terrific and have no fears about her programs. Go Yu-Na! Sound fan girlish enough? Or like someone who has a couple of ales? I blame on the Ontario heat wave.
Last edited by Clytie; 07-06-2012 at 11:36 PM. Reason: David Wilson is not sports caster Brian Wilson