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.