i thinks its only natural that we as fans will defend Yuna from statements that are rather on the harsh side of 'constructive criticism', especially if its allllwaaaays regarding the SAME complaints.
in all seriousness, is it Yuna's fault that what she does is what the judges like? is it her fault that what she does, she does so well that the judges want to give her those marks?
lols, yes just blame her for being too good at what she does
awww.. no Michelle Kwan.. but i know im asking for too much lols.
OT - why doesnt Yuna get invited to Skate Canada and NHK Trophy?
Anyway, not sure if this has been posted:
Olympians Dominate February Athlete of the Month Award
9 March 2010 (Source)
Olympic gold-medal winners Shaun White of the United States and Kim Yu Na of South Korea were named the United States Sports Academy’s February Athletes of the Month.
There were many multiple gold-medal winners at the Vancouver Games, but White and Yu Na, each of whom competed in only one event, dominated their only competitions like few others. Considering their ages (White is 23 and Yu Na is 19), they might be grabbing headlines for years to come.
Yu Na, the reigning world champion, had one of the best performances in the history of the sport. Her total of 228.56 points shattered her career-best and world record by 18 points to become the first South Korean to win a figure skating medal. South Korea is so enamored by her performance that it has commissioned a coin in her honor.
The runner-up in the women’s vote was United States skier Lindsey Vonn, who won a gold medal in the women’s downhill and added a bronze medal in the Super G.Athlete of the Month winners are eligible to be included in the Academy’s Athlete of the Year ballot at the end of the year.
It mostly has to do with seeding The top three ISU-ranked skaters (or maybe it has to do with World results. Actually, I think it has to do with World results) don't meet each other until the GPF (if all goes well) to make it more interesting. That's why Mao and Yu-na were never assigned the same Grand Prixs until last year, when Mao slipped into 4th at Worlds. In 08-09, Miki was with Yu-na in COC and SA, but in Grand Prixs without her all 09-10 because she was ranked 3rd at Worlds. ISU is very money-savvy. They know that putting Miki or Mao in NHK Trophy, over Yu-na, will garner more viewers and money (for obvious reasons). Same goes with SC and Joannie. If Korea had a Grand Prix, Yu-na would always be there. It also has to do with personal requests. Mao asked that she be put in Rostelecom because of TAT's health issues. This was a very simplistic overview of Grand Prix assignment though. There's probably more to it.
Anyone who underestimates and underappreciates the importance of speed and coverage in figure skating should turn the channel and watch Ball Room dance or one of those dance shows that are popular. Millions can have beautiful dance poses, standing still, it's doing it while flying across the ice on the skates, is what makes figure skating an Olympic sport, a crown jewel of Winter Olympics.
PS; Yuna has those beautiful dance poses, while flying across the ice from one end to the other (look at the fan cam you tube videos taken from nose bleeding seats at the 2010 olympics)... that's why she got 228 and 17 plus GOE points.... she deserved every point.
On the other hand, Kwan would build up the pose (her beautiful spiral and astonishing edge change) by building up a speed and than "release it" sorry cant think of a apt word for it...but it was dramatic when she did it and such a highlight and the crowd would go wile and I loved it every time too. Yuna does a bit like Kwan but not quite like Kwan for sure.. But Yuna spirals are still a highlight going by the crowd reaction, they know it's one of the highlights.
wow TEB had it good huh?
Here's the link to the vid you mentioned:
i think the head camera person in charge of all the camera shots/angles should have one placed near the back of the stadium in view of the whole rink just to give the viewers a very precise view of just how far and high she jumps.. flies.