She was chose as the Youth Olympic Games Ambassador for Innsbruck 2012.
Last edited by sunny0760; 10-05-2011 at 10:34 AM.
Ooh, terrific! Good for YuNa.
Am new here...did not have a TV last year so could you believe I just watched her Short Program and Free Skate from the 2010 Olympics just yesterday on You Tube? I can't believe I didn't watch it until then. What an astounding and perfect performance! Plus also finding out she's no longer coached by Orser...first wonderful appreciation at her skates and then feeling letdown. Oh well. That's life. :(
It's been reported that Yuna and Michelle Kwan have been invited to join a lunch with Korean President Lee, US Vice President Joe Biden, and Sec. of State Hillary Clinton at the State Department this week. President Lee is having a summit with President Obama to announce the groundbreaking signing of the FTA and make a speech at the joint session of the Congress.
As people know, Hillary Clinton has publicly expressed her admiration for Yuna, in response to which Yuna sent a personal thank-you letter to Clinton. Now, they will be meeting face-to-face!
Can't wait for photos!!
reneerose, Welcome to Golden Skate!
We have often spoken in this forum of the good things that Michelle seems poised to do in the world, and the good that YuNa will do, but this post makes me realize that these young ladies could also team up and be even more formidable.
From Fox news:
I don't know whether this is true, or just part of the Olympic story building in the US in the last cycle, but it was certainly out there at the time.Ohno Becomes Most Reviled Athlete in South Korea
Published February 20, 2010
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Apolo Anton Ohno may be feted at home for his Olympic feats, but he's better known in South Korea as the "king of fouls."
The American short-track speedskater, who goes up against the South Koreans again when he races for a historic seventh Winter Olympics medal on Saturday, may well be the athlete South Koreans hate the most.
Last edited by SkateFiguring; 10-12-2011 at 09:02 AM.
What a terrific picture! Both these ladies look happy and proud to be standing next to each other.
I kept looking through the crowd in the background for Michelle...wonder whether there are any photos of her at the luncheon.
Picture of cast of Evening with Champions at show rehearsal:
Last edited by jatale; 10-15-2011 at 08:16 AM.