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Kim's representatives end Orser's coaching relationship threads merged
Merged from thread started by gsk8. This is official press release from IMG.
August 24, 2010 (New York, NY) – Meehee Park, Kim’s mother and a representative with AT Sports,( Kim’s agency), met with Brian Orser and Tracy Wilson on August 2, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. They both informed the two-time Olympic Medalist that he would no longer be retained to coach Kim. No reason was given for the sudden and unexpected decision. At the present time Kim continues to train at the Cricket Club in Toronto, Canada.
Under Orser’s four year successful tutelage Kim captured the World Championships, the 2010 Olympic Gold Medal in Vancouver and countless other titles. In addition to Kim, Orser coaches many future hopefuls including U.S. skaters Adam Rippon and Christina Gao.
“I am honored to have worked with such a talented and gifted skater,” said Orser. “I wish her all the best as she moves forward in her skating career.”
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This post was originally in Yu Na News, written by alfoalfo:
I don't mean to ruin the mood here.
But is it true that Yuna split with Brian??
The article is here, http://kr.news.yahoo.com/service/new...newssetid=1352
can a native speaker please translate this?
Thank you :(
Last edited by dorispulaski; 08-24-2010 at 12:53 PM.
Originally Posted by alfoalfo
Coaching change for Yuna?
This article said Yuna split with Brian, and the source is from IMG Newyork.
Actually, the reporter who writes this article is not good.
I thought he would be her coach until worlds 2011
Yes. Wow. Didn't see this one coming. I'll have this one next to M/B splitting as far as the shock factor goes
But I wonder if that means that she is planning the early stages of a retirement announcement...
What was most surprising to me though is that Yuna was not present at the meeting where Orser was fired. One would think she would want to be present to deliver the news and to thank the person who helped her achieve so much.
Even Yuna's agency ATS in Korea is clueless about this. But there will be a formal announcement this afternoon.
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As in the reporter is not credible?
Eitherway I think I'll just wait for Yuna's side to release an official statement regarding this issue.
It just doesn't really make sense to me that Yuna would allow her mom to do that given that Yuna is the very person who shed tears over Brian an how he was more than just a coach to her. I would think that she would at least have told him in person or something.
And it doesn't look like she will be retiring any time soon since she's got the LP.
Just doesn't seem right to me
What is going on! Oh, my paws and whiskers.
I don't know what to make of this. Is it April 1?
Well, thank goodness she has the OGM. It doesn't matter what she does at this point; her legacy is assured. And so, thankfully, is Orser's.
Maybe this is a mistake?
Yuna is still training in Toronto, right?
Originally Posted by i love to skate
I definitely believe that she will retire soon. There is not much motivation to continue competing while there are a lot of money waiting for her.
Last edited by Bluebonnet; 08-24-2010 at 09:36 AM.
What's the purpose of choreographing Yuna's LP with Wilson anyway?
Originally Posted by Bluebonnet
I have no idea. Is she?
Originally Posted by brownfox