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    Cinquanta puts pressure on Korean Skating Federation to get Kim Yu Na to compete at Four Continents Championship

    Kim Yu-na Asked to Skate in Four Continents Championships

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    I think Mr. Eight-fifty should really consider Yuna's situation more carefully. Does he really want to mess her up in an unimportant competition just prior to the Olympics with the attendant crazy pressure from her native country's fans and press that is sure to make her lose her nerves? Not to mention disrupting her training schedule and causing her to lose a couple of weeks to flying across the Pacific Ocean and dealing with terrible jet leg twice? Is he just trying to make the ladies competition at the Olympics more competitive?

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    I got a few choice words for mr. 850 but this is a family forum......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix347 View Post
    I think Mr. Eight-fifty should really consider Yuna's situation more carefully. Does he really want to mess her up in an unimportant competition just prior to the Olympics with the attendant crazy pressure from her native country's fans and press that is sure to make her lose her nerves? Not to mention disrupting her training schedule and causing her to lose a couple of weeks to flying across the Pacific Ocean and dealing with terrible jet leg twice? Is he just trying to make the ladies competition at the Olympics more competitive?
    I find the timing of his "order" very suspicious.

    Yuna made VERY CLEAR that she will NOT attend 4CC since March. I don't understand why he suddenly feels the need to force her to go.

    I wonder if he's written letters to Canada & the US demanding that they send Joannie, Mirai, Evan, Patrick, etc. to 4CC.

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    Well...if she doesn't want to go, I see no particular reason to force her to do so.

    Unless, of course, that reason is to wear her out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R.D. View Post
    Well...if she doesn't want to go, I see no particular reason to force her to do so.

    Unless, of course, that reason is to wear her out.
    Huh? No, I don't think the reason is to wear her out. It's more like he's worried about the ticket sales at the event.

    Obviously, Yuna is a big ticket power in Korea, but since figure skating is very popular in Korea these days, it will be a successful one even without her. Plus, the rink is not that big, so I'm not sure how much it will help anywayz.

    I believe Yuna will not skate at the 4cc, even her native fans don't want her to come for the good reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoPC2018 View Post
    Huh? No, I don't think the reason is to wear her out. It's more like he's worried about the ticket sales at the event.

    Obviously, Yuna is a big ticket power in Korea, but since figure skating is very popular in Korea these days, it will be a successful one even without her. Plus, the rink is not that big, so I'm not sure how much it will help anywayz.

    I believe Yuna will not skate at the 4cc, even her native fans don't want her to come for the good reason.
    But he's known for a LONG time...as a matter of fact, since March that she will not go to 4CC and that it may affect the ticket sales at the event.

    So it's odd that he's demanding that KSU do something about her attendance. If her absence was going to create such a big deal, he should've said something earlier. It's too late for her to make any arrangement, esp. given that she's already scheduled her entire season around TEB, SA, GPF, Oly & World.

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    Please click on the link below to view the original article.

    http://english.chosun.com/site/data/...123000573.html


    Kim's management agency IB Sports confirmed her decision. "Participating in the Four Continents competition would cost a whole week, with flying back and forth, adjusting to time zones, and competing," the agency said. "This would be very burdensome for a skater who is preparing for the Olympics coming up in a month."

    Honestly, What is ISU and KSU's problem? Since when did they care so much about 4CC, and why are they pressuring Yuna to participate in it right before the OLYMPICS? I thought it was natural that top skaters didn't participate in these competitions right before or even after the Olympics. I can understand why Mao is participating, because she is flying to Korea from "Japan." Must Yuna fly all the way from Canada to Korea right before the competition of her life time? On top of that, since Mao did not do so well during the season, I understand her decision to partcipate in another international competition before the olympics, and it is probably a smart choice.

    Can't they just leave Yuna alone? I read that Yuna has been bothered numerously to participate in 4cc despite that she has already announced not to. I can't believe that now ISU is bothering Yuna as well. Why don't they go ahead and bother other top skaters to go to 4cc as well? (Are lysacek, Jubert, and Ando going??) This is just ridiculous.
    Last edited by figurejennah; 12-30-2009 at 04:21 AM.

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    Well maybe she doesn't want to hurt herself so she should downgrade her routine and surprise us all in Vancouver because we'll all think she lost her touch keke.

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    .... really?

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