It is really touching me ..
It is really touching me ..
Orser-Yuna the real dream team!
Watching the video makes me sad even more. You know like Yuna will say goodbye and retires.
Wow, that was just beautiful. Yuna has to be one of the best people out there.
I think Brian and Yu Na had a very special bond. Maybe Yu Na was/ is like a daughter he never had. A lot of Yu Na fans knew that she would put the OGM on Brian at some point. If she retires, I think most Yu Na fans will feel very sad for Brian. When he came back from Korea after the Olympics, he had a brief interview at the airport. When he talked about the possibility of Yu Na's retirement, he got emotional. Even my eyes were getting teary a little bit.
Yuna really knows how to hire the right person~ Just amazing. She should run her own company once she retires.
That video was very touching. I had tears in my eyes by the time it was over.
Very touching video~
no tear jerker--it is how they set it up--background music, slow deliberate talking and movings and praising--
just words are brians and yu-na''s and theirs from the heart-but none the less staged with background music, movement and talking.
That video is so lovely. I was thinking even as YuNa won that it was Brian's gold medal moment, too, because he did so much to nurture her wonderful talent. The relationship between them does indeed seem special. It's a tribute to both his character and hers.
More than that, I had no idea she was the one who convinced him to coach! I wonder what inner voice told her that he would be the ideal coach rather than someone who had years of coaching experience and a track record of victories behind him. What an uncanny choice, and a perfect one--not just in terms of his ability to keep her honing her talent, but because of his warmth and calm, which she needed to protect her from the pressure and frenzy of being Korea's biggest celebrity and first Olympic contender. So YuNa's given Brian two huge gifts: a gold medal win and an entire new career.
I love the idea that she put the medal around everyone's neck. What empathy and humility that shows. And from everything I've heard or read, Brian is a guy who deserves such treatment. Even when he lost to Boitano, he was every inch the gentleman, as was Boitano. (I've heard Boitano say that he was careful not to make too much fuss on the podium, because he didn't want to rub it in for Orser. Two adults behaving graciously.) All in all, this is the best possible outcome for this Olympic cycle, and I say that as someone who's a fan of both Mao and YuNa. (And then Mao won the World Gold! A perfect ending to the season.)
Last edited by Olympia; 04-11-2010 at 11:23 AM.
From what I read, it was a pursuit by her, her mom and her coach in Korea, who wanted her to find joy in skating. Yuna had come to Canada for a few years prior to this to choreo programs with David Wilson. Brian Orser and Tracy Wilson also chipped in with some aspects of her skating. And through that Yuna found she liked Brian's way of teaching. And I can see why. A typical Korean coach would make you repeat jumps to get it perfect, even if it breaks your body. His personality is calm. Brian I think knows what an elite skater knows the technics of jumps. Brian said, when Yuna came to him she had all the jumps. It was making them shine that he needed to do. He described her as a "diamond in the rough".
This was evidenced by the promo clip on NBC during the Olympics where Yuna gets frustrated with her missed jump and they shown Brian doing something that makes her smile and laugh at the end. I would say a Korean coach, or any old school coach, could have disciplined her and made her cry (just guessing).
Last edited by aurora100; 04-11-2010 at 12:08 PM.