By googling I found an article about Yu-Na's 3A practice scene in 2006 with some comments.
You can see from the video that she almost did it and it was huge. Too bad she had to quit practicing it due to injuries!
I'm sure they all feel anxiety and nerves. Its just who can figure out ways to channel their anxiety and nerves correctly.
Last edited by bekalc; 10-24-2009 at 12:20 AM.
I agree. I think Yu Na has been under pressure throughout her career. Her only senior skate in Korea - last years GPF was the only time the pressure has hurt her performance. I think Brian Orser is good for her in that area. The Olympics will be tough but my guess is that she will handle it.
It is an excellent article I was in tears after finished reading.
"Figure skating is not a record-breaking sport such as swimming," Kim observed.
- What I really love about Yu-na is that she always tries to deliver the best rather than getting obsessed with points.
"Every single time I compete, I try to do an impeccable performance and express all of myself. What I like to do is be prepared. When I'm perfectly prepared, I'm better within my performance. That's my limit."
- Something for some other ladies to seriously think about here.
Very good interview. I hope that will approach her a bit more to people here.
R.D.Well... I really hope that the biggest pressure for her is and will be when she skated at GPF08 in her homeland.Come to think of it I really don't think we've seen Kim perform under real pressure...
3A can't be easy. She was struggling to do it, but in the end it looks like it was very wise to stop doing so.What I don't understand is why doesn't she work on a 3A? Seriously, she's got the best jumps out there ~ height, distance, rotation, speed, et al, perfect ~ so why not even take it one further: the 3A? She could easily do it. All her triples are fabulous, especially her 3/3 combos.!!!!!!
Well, there is a world besides figure skating. She will participate in Worlds 2010, no matter what results she'll have at Olympics. After this season she will decide whether to retire or not.I hope to God she doesn't quit after the Olympics, but rather stays on for another 4 yrs. like Katarina Witt did. This lady is too special to just retire. Stay on & match Michelle Kwan's numerous World Titles & then go one further & match Katarina Witt. Become the Sonja Henie of this era.
I just love how you made up things that he didn't mean, wrote "never be able" and mentioned Mao out of place.That was a pathetic attempt, IMHO. Sigh, just because Mao can do a 3A and Yu-Na will never be able to do one doesn't mean that you have to grasp at straws to make it sound as if oh, Yu-Na would so have a 3A right now if only she didn't have to stop practicing it due to injuries.
If someone stated YuNa totally could have had a 3axel by now, it would be about as ridiculous and speculative as saying YuNa never will. *cough*
I will say...YuNa may never have to.
I read Nadine's post:
Then I vaguely remembered that Yu-Na had actually practiced 3A, so I googled to confirm it. I thought the article I found would be a good answer to Nadine's question and I posted it here. What's wrong with it? Sigh.What I don't understand is why doesn't she work on a 3A? Seriously, she's got the best jumps out there ~ height, distance, rotation, speed, et al, perfect ~ so why not even take it one further: the 3A? She could easily do it. All her triples are fabulous, especially her 3/3 combos.!!!!!!
Do you know how hard those jumps are to skater's body? Scott Hamilton reminded us the best during the last week's TEB braodcasting. While he was commenting on Oda's LP, he said in effect, he would be able to walk when he's in his 60's. This is attributed to Oda's soft knees that absorbed all the "jumping pounding."
Professional ballerina knows that his/her career can destroy his/her hips due to all the poundings resulting from jumps. Regular running on concrete pavement destroys knees. I'm guessing arduous jumpings on hard-cold ice can destroy hips: hence the above Hamilton comment.
We need better physio-support for skaters as well as understanding/appreciation from fans.
In case of Midori...Her knees are not good, maybe, because of Her 3Axel.
Midori's 3Axel was WAY HUGE & Great thing.
That was Perfect one, I've ever seen in the women's filed.
But She has no masterpiece. Just Jump was all that Midori.
I want Yuna stay healthy, care her body, and leave many masterpieces for the ppl. Like witt, like Kwan...
IMO, 3A is stupid thing for woman. Figure skate is not a freak show.
Just One jump can't do nothing for anybody.
There are so many things to do in the Figure Skating.