It is impossible to precisely compare skaters from different eras.
Rules change. Athleticism increasingly demands its place alongside artistry.
yamaguchi said "“How do you compare that to Sonja Henie?(with yuna) Everything is relative to the time and era.” "Certainly, it has taken women’s skating to another level. Technically. The whole package.”
Never have athlete and artist been more perfectly balanced than they are with Kim in this rule.
I remembered that the legends praised her for this reasons.
michelle kwan "I have never seen a skater with such a combination of artistry and athleticism."
dorothy hamil "The whole thing is very beautiful and athletic but not too athletic. I don’t feel like I’m missing anything when I watch her."
Peggy Fleming "She has the combination of the technical elements and the grace and musicality, and that’s what you want in skating"
tara lipinski "yuna kim, who push the envelope tech and combine it w artistry."
i feel that so many haters on here..