BTW, you are not behaving like a coach. You are fulfiling your job description as a YuNa fan. Seriously, tracking down MKs records, just to make a point that it took MK 10 years to win 4 more comps than YuNa's 4 yrs. (i.e. you are saying age and time adjusted YuNa is so much better than MK right) I am a MK fan and I don't even know how many comps she won. And if you are looking at a skater's legacy, why can't their jr and novice records be countedBy the way...
I just counted the number of gold medals that had Michelle Kwan without US medals, and she has 19 (not counting juniors and everything before 1995). And Yuna has 13 (not counting juniors)... Not that big difference considering that Michelle was for 10 years and Yuna only for 4.
Last edited by rtureck; 03-28-2010 at 01:14 AM.
Where on earth did you come to the conclusion tht MK had serious health problems b/c she competed too much?? Actually a huge part of her longevity is credited to her health. She had hip problems at the end of her competitive career tht was it. She even survive a death threat in France at the age of 15.
originally posted by Daniel5555
Michelle Kwan had serious health problems because of competing so much. I don't want Yuna to go through the same thing, she has enough health problems already.
Huh?? Ito inspired many skaters in Japan, so did Yuka Sato (who BTW has much less medals than Mao). You can never count Mao out as an inspiration to future generations of Japanese skaters. Ito inspired many skaters in Japan to go for the triple axel, because she is one of the first (really don't remeber whether Ito or Harding landed the triple axel in comp first). Ito is also the first woman skater (along with Kristi) who landed the first triple lutz/triple toe in comp (since they both landed the 3z/3t in the same comp). Ito's inspiration in Japan include her tech advances. I think after Mao's historic triple 3A in one comp record that will be the new goal for future Japanese skaters. If there will be new good skaters from Korea, that's because of Yuna. Mao will never have something like this.
Last edited by rtureck; 03-28-2010 at 01:31 AM.
BTW, there was something on the ice when Mao skated. The Japanese commentator mentioned that during her steps. I was also distracted by that object. What was it? Was it a chunk of ice?
What I can't understand is how Lepisto beat Miki Ando,. Johnny was so to the point, some US mid level skaters have better jumps than Lepisto.
This is something that carries points under the current systemOn the other hand, of course, YuNa has those gargantuan, spacious jumps.