03-28-2010, 10:15 AM
Miki would have got the bronze if she had better SP; do not forget it was worth 1/3 while the old system was there and she would have been 5th on that time.
If we look scores of this competition the podium, but count the placements like in old days, the podium had been this
I think both Cynthia and Ksenia suffered a little bit because they skated so early in SP. Cynthia suffers also to not to be number 1. skater in Canada, sometimes I feel it effects a little.
03-28-2010, 10:28 AM
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Last edited by Mathman; 03-28-2010 at 10:30 AM.
03-28-2010, 10:31 AM
We can argue back and forth about why YuNa was not at her best in the Worlds, but I don't think any of us can understand the pressure she's under or the wattage of the spotlight on her. She's the first, only, and best skater Korea has ever had. (I think Lily Lee trained in the U.S. and skated for Korea, so I'm not counting her.) She's a national hero who's the equivalent of Michael Jordan, Madonna, and Charles Lindbergh rolled into one. She's even an embodiment of women's rights. I think she feels tremendous obligations to travel around, meet the President, meet with sponsors, attend ceremonies, and so on. She's mobbed the way the Beatles or that guy from the Twilight movies are mobbed. And she caught a cold. Besides that, if she hadn't shown up at Worlds, Korea would not have two spots for next year, because at this moment in Korea's skating program, she's literally irreplaceable.
These aren't excuses at all. She hasn't done any whining. Some days you do your best, and other days your legs aren't under you on the ice. But keep this in mind as you evaluate Kim. From everything I see, she is the most prominent person in Korea bar none, even including the U.N. Secretary-General--and she's still a teenager. My hat's off to her for showing up and for doing as well as she did. I wouldn't presume to criticize her unless I could fill her shoes for a second and a half. And I couldn't even handle the stuff she does off the ice. I would presume to add that neither could any of the rest of the GS membership.
03-28-2010, 10:38 AM
Well said. I couldn't have said it better.
Originally Posted by Mathman
03-28-2010, 11:25 AM
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