Saturday, August 13, 2011
Homage to Korea
Yu-Na Kim redeemed herself a tad with her performance of Homage to Korea at this year's All Skate Summer. I must say, I'm not as interested in her Kwanless productions, but I do admire her continued contribution to professional skating. It is important to note that I was so disgusted by this year's ladies final at Worlds that I took my hiatus without wasting any time on a review. In short, it was disgusting and the outcome was most unfortunate. Yu-Na did not honor her country by half-assing a competitive season and skating like a champion afraid of losing her crown. The Triple Salchow+Single Toe and Popped Flip really were all we needed to see or know.
While Yu-Na is planning on skipping the Grand Prix yet again, it is important to note that she is skating with more freedom and performance ability than she has in a long time. It is anyone's guess whether or not she will compete again, but she does look to improving as an overall skater. If she can recapture her competitive fire, she will rise again.