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    Canada's Rising Star May Pose Challenge to Kim Yu-na

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    Osmond has enormous potential and a real talent. But I think Kim as well as the other top contenders will have to implode for her to medal at this years Worlds. Top 5 would be huge though. I also think Kim will likely retire before Osmond has the chance to overtake her.
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    I read this exact same article almost 20 years ago, except the Canadian skater's name was Jennifer Robinson. It has to be the same writer, and he just inserted Kaetlyn's name instead of JSlo's.

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    I think the key word in this article's title is "may". As in: it's within the realm of possibility, but I wouldn't bet money on it this year at least.

    But it's really not going to happen now that Sugar has posted about it. Sugar, please don't make any predictions about where Osmond will place at Worlds
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    I would like the link that predicted that Jennifer friggin' Robinson would win the Olympics.

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    It is like deja vu. Similar article after 2010 Canadian Nationals : "Joannie Rochette Emerges as Contender for Olympic Gold"
    http://english.chosun.com/site/data/...011900707.html

    Few years ago, didn't Korean media warn Yuna that Rachael, Caroline, Mirai, and Russian babies can be a threat to her and predict there will be the intense rivalry between them?

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    isnt chosun more like a tabloid website in Korea ? lol

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    Korean media must have been basing their conclusion on Osmond's Nationals scores (201.34, 70.04+131.30) rather than her last international score (176.45, 60.56+115.89). Kim scored 201.36 (72.02+129.34) at NRW.

    The Korean media obviously isn't aware that Nationals scores are highly inflated and aren't a reliable predictor of international results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by euterpe View Post
    The Korean media obviously isn't aware that Nationals scores are highly inflated and aren't a reliable predictor of international results.
    I wonder if they take that into consideration when writing about the Nationals scores of Yu-na.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manhn View Post
    I would like the link that predicted that Jennifer friggin' Robinson would win the Olympics.
    No, it was the word MAY. It was "Miss Robinson recently won her first national title, and she may need some more seasoning before she challenges for the top spot in her sport..." This was after Birmingham 1995. You can look for the link.

    However, nothing beats the local rag that had the headline "Amber Corwin Aims for National Title". ROTFFLMAO!!! I mean, yeah, support your local skaters, but Amber frickin Corwin?

    I think I should start a poll: Who would have been a better Olympic champion, Amber Corwin or Tonia Kwiatkowski? Let's start from there. LOL. Discuss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Forrest View Post
    No, it was the word MAY. It was "Miss Robinson recently won her first national title, and she may need some more seasoning before she challenges for the top spot in her sport..." This was after Birmingham 1995. You can look for the link.

    What's wrong with that? She won her first national title (but not in 1995, BTW) and needed more seasoning. True. I don't see anything in that sentence that proclaimed she would be a world or Olympic champion.

    Way to read into something that isn't there.

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    Yeah, when did JSlo EVER challenge for the top spot in her sport? Um, never? I particularly liked her attention to detail, so that she'd slow down to a snail's pace even just in her crossovers. I liked her wonky lutz technique and the way she'd only do her jumps so long as she is a few millimeters from the wall. Yeah, she really was a contender for the World/Oly top spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Forrest View Post
    Yeah, when did JSlo EVER challenge for the top spot in her sport? Um, never?
    The story that you quoted doesn't say that she did, or that she would. It said she may need more "seasoning" before she is in a position to challenge for that spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Forrest View Post
    Yeah, when did JSlo EVER challenge for the top spot in her sport?
    You have yet to prove that anyone ever said she would/could/should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Forrest View Post
    I read this exact same article almost 20 years ago, except the Canadian skater's name was Jennifer Robinson. It has to be the same writer, and he just inserted Kaetlyn's name instead of JSlo's.
    Yu-Na Kim never once beat Jennifer Robinson in competition.
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    Yu-Na Kim never once beat Jennifer Robinson in competition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    Yu-Na Kim never once beat Jennifer Robinson in competition.
    Thank you PeterG for always pointing to the truth


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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    Yu-Na Kim never once beat Jennifer Robinson in competition.
    Yuna Kim never once beat Amber Corwin either...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    Yu-Na Kim never once beat Jennifer Robinson in competition.
    Good Lord. You're cracking me up today.

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