Friday, August 19, 2011

Yu-Na to Skip A Year



Yu-Na Kim has let it be known that she 'may skip skating events for the next 12 months.'  Anyone who 'may skip events,' is ready for a long vacation, which has looked to be the case for Yu-Na since Vancouver.  Even her show skating hasn't had the same spark, sharpness or authority.  When Yu-Na Kim is falling on Triple Salchows in shows, there is likely something going on.  Unfortunately, it looks like Yu-Na Kim will become the latest case of 'is she or isn't she coming back.'  Former and current participants include Michelle Kwan, Sasha Cohen, Johnny Weir, Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson.

Yu-Na is going to become the global ambassador for Pyeongchang's Special Olympic Winter Games in 2013.  She will soon return to the United States and perform in Harvard's Evening With Champions cancer benefit.  The Yu-Na brand has gone from dominating competitions to commanding credit for entire Olympic bids and saving the world.

As always, we need to love Yu-Na for her numerous quotes about loving to skate and planning on doing it until she is no longer thin enough to do so.

10 comments:

  1. AJ, are you making the pilgrimage to Boston to see Yuna?

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  2. Good for her, I think she needs a break.

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  3. Yes, she for sure needs, a break, she should have had that last year. Yu-na could very well be prevented from having the time to train to come back for another 10 years yet with all the appearances and special cause work she does.

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  4. Those great duties she was given and the charity show are wonderful news for her and even for the sport. BUT I really want to see her regain her motivation to compete especially because that's the place where Yuna sparks the most. When she wins commandingly, god, 2009 worlds and the Vancouver Olympics were saying more words appeals to the world than she does off the ice.

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  5. Judging by Worlds and the exhibition programs I've seen of hers, her heart isn't really in her skating right now. As exquisite a skater as she is, I find it a bit depressing to watch her looking bored out there, so if she wants to take a break or even quit that's OK by me.

    She's young enough, she should be given leeway to change her mind about 'skating forever'.

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  6. Oh well, she had a good run while it lasted. Bye bye, Yuna.

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  7. @4:01 PM haha may be true as much as i'd like her not to retire. oh well.

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  8. she can take 5 years if she wants not to b mean, but shes been workin hard

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