I agree with Jackie Wong's point in that article. Confidence is Mao's biggest strength right now. If that Swan Lake or I've Got Rhythm program was to be skated by others, they wouldn't have come alive so beautifully. This season, it just shows that she is fully confident of herself, selling those programs.
You know, IMO it's all about mojo. Carolina has hers after winning the first world title--look at her recent interviews and performances-- increasing her chance of doing better than great in Sochi, Mao has hers by getting back 3A and her ultimate goal of becoming OGM sure adds something to that.
But when it comes to Yuna, it's a bit of an enigma. She wants to compete almost solely for the future of Korea's figure skating and partially not to have regrets. Would it be enough for her to get fully motivated when you have already achieved everything in your career? Fierce competitors like Plushy and Katarina could do that but Yuna doesn't seem like a person who is all about winning. Could this turn around if she starts winning in big competitions, rediscovering that fire she had?