< Top 10 Things To Look For In The 2010 Winter Olympics >
The South Korean figure skater is the undeniable favorite for gold in 2010.
Her signature triple-triple exhibits an intense athleticism coupled with a grace that brings audiences to their feet. At Skate America in Lake Placid, NY she broke the scoring record for short program, earning a 76.28. ........
< Sports figures to watch in 2010 >
You know these names: Sonja Henie, Peggy Fleming, Dorothy Hamill, Katarina Witt, Kristi Yamaguchi, Tara Lipinski and Sarah Hughes. They are all darlings of the Winter Olympics after gold medals in women's figure skating. The next name to be added to the list could be Yu-Na Kim. .......
<Top 10 world athletes of 2009>
7. Kim Yu-na (female, South Korea) The 19-year-old figure skater collected five major titles in 2009, including the World Championship, the Four Continents Championship and the Grand Prix Finals. .............
<ISU President Pushes for Top Skater>
International Skating Union president Ottavio Cinquanta is asking the world’s top figure skater to compete in the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships next month, just 12 days prior to the Winter Olympics.
Sigh. I don't like the sound of this. I hope there are no deals between Japanese skating federation and ISU because if for some reason Kim doesn't win, and a Japanese skater wins, there will be talk of conspiracy for years to come. It's unfortunate to all these wonderful skaters who are not at fault.
So, it seems the whole issue about that particular tech specialist being biased about the questionable DG might not be overblown at all, since she will again appear in the Olympics. If anything, Hersh's column will at least help in a sense there will outside scrutiny over possibly skewed results. Poor Yuna and Brian facing so many pressures. How can ISU sanction a skater who opts out of a competition because it's an Olympic year? In fact, there's talk of skaters not attending Words after the Olympics.
Maybe Yuna will sudden develop a cold just before 4CC. Then Cinquanta will be satisfied and sponsors will be unhappy but quieted. Until they found out she faked it!!