I'm not going to dig up the relevant quotes from earlier on in this thread about Yuna's tears, but, to me, it was clear from the fact that she was skating her "Homage to Korea" program to thank her fans, that she was planning to retire and that she was tearing up due to the fact that it was her last competition.
I think it just the food are different. Japanese cuisine is very lean and mostly, fish, rice, vegeis n soybase. I lived in tokyo for a month and you be surprise how healthy the Japanese peoples eat n the amount of portion. For the entire stay, i don't see a single Jolly peoples LOL.
Every dish is weighted n tell u how much calories and nutrients in there. It may be good for u if u are just normal peoples, but for sport athelic u r definietly need to comsume more.
I just finished watching this today because I didn't get a chance to watch it yesterday. I'm totally fine with Miki being the world champion. Yu-Na just wasn't her same self from the 2010 Olympics. Neither was Mao, in a bigger way. I hope Mao can get it together for the next season to challenge for the podium again. For Yu-Na, her difficulties can easily be explained by not competing all season until now. Um, I was sort of happy for Carolina getting the bronze because she had such a difficult time last season and it was kind of like redemption. I wasn't impressed with her single-double combination and it wasn't a perfect skate but it was pretty good. I'm disappointed about the showings of Cynthia Phaneuf and Rachael Flatt, and I hoped for more for Alissa Csizny too (but didn't really expect it, she would have got a medal maybe if she went completely clean, but I didn't think she would). The Russian women really stepped it up, especially Leonova, which they had best do if they don't want the youngsters to take over. Viktoria Helgesson was one other disappointment for me. I thought she might challenge for the top 10, but she ended up way back and neither of her programs were skated to the best of her ability. Joshi Helgesson was good, though.
I do hope that both YuNa and Mao can dust themselves off and return next year. I am not disappointed in YuNa's performance, considering that this was the first time she tested out her programs in competition, but my heart aches for Mao, who along with YuNa is a skater for the ages. As dlgpffps says in another post, feed this girl and get her strong again, and wait for her to shine. She lost 10 kg? Yipes! I'm amazed that she landed after her jumps and didn't just drift away on the light beams of the spotlights.
I dont want Yuna to compete any events hosted by ISU. ISU, they dont deserve to bring the greatest skater like Yuna.. Why dont you bother ??? Miki Ando? World Champion with that performance??? You gotta kiddding....