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    I wonder if the lady-in-blue trend will be broken for the next Olympics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aftertherain View Post
    Oh my goodness ... you're right! It's quite fitting since the last time a World Champ didn't wear a red costume was Shizuka Arakawa in 2004 with a black dress.
    Wait... so does that mean to break the lady-in-black trend, one must wear black? Or maybe it's going to turn into the lady-in-black trend :O Oh dear, the world of color has been thrown into disarray! How ever shall the skate gods decide the winners now?

    Blades, please, don't be so cruel to the skate gods... they're confused enough as it is XD Watch, the next OGM will win wearing neon green or something :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by aftertherain View Post
    Unless we know what she muttered, I don't think we should make ourselves believe that she's that rude.





    I agree. I saw nothing out of the ordinary. I just looked like the smile was naturally disappearing from her face and her muttering what might possibly be the last words of congratulations. If you're comparing her smile& hug portion to that of Carolina Kostner's, she might be a little less "happy", but still, I don't think it was in hostility or disgust.
    People normally don't turn away while they congratulate somebody.
    I like both Kim and Mao, so I'm not trying to be hater. I just confused by what happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volk View Post
    People normally don't turn away while they congratulate somebody.
    I like both Kim and Mao, so I'm not trying to be hater. I just confused by what happened.
    I must clearly be blind... as I didn't even see Yu-na mutter something O.o And I've just watched that part 5 times or so right now lols. She finished hugging Miki and then got onto the podium herself. Normal podium behavior :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooper View Post
    Well, Yuna lost to Mao last year. she didn't cry. she didn't look muttered or disgusted. So, what's big deal? *roll-eyes*
    This is of course just a speculation on my part, but I think it is reasonable to assume that Yuna was more upset this time than a year ago. Last year she just won the Olympics, she achieved the biggest goal of her life and probably didn't care about the Worlds at that point. That's why I believed when she said she was happy about her silver then. She even said she didn't want to go to Worlds after Olympics if I remember correctly. This year is different. She spent several months preparing only for this one competition and I think she wanted her title back. So I do think she was upset but it is not a big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babayaga View Post
    This is of course just a speculation on my part, but I think it is reasonable to assume that Yuna was more upset this time than a year ago. Last year she just won the Olympics, she achieved the biggest goal of her life and probably didn't care about the Worlds at that point. That's why I believed when she said she was happy about her silver then. She even said she didn't want to go to Worlds after Olympics if I remember correctly. This year is different. She spent several months preparing only for this one competition and I think she wanted her title back. So I do think she was upset but it is not a big deal.
    How do we know she even wanted to be here? Originally Kim planned to turn pro after Olympics, but now there's this obligation to her country to keep two spots for the Worlds team each year. She won't probably retire until another Korean comes out of junior to achieve respectable results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volk View Post
    How do we know she even wanted to be here? Originally Kim planned to turn pro after Olympics, but now there's this obligation to her country to keep two spots for the Worlds team each year. She won't probably retire until another Korean comes out of junior to achieve respectable results.
    I doubt the obligation is to secure a certain number of spots, since they don't have a deep field of skaters. I think it's something else.

    But what do you mean by "respectable results"? If the Korean federation is waiting for another junior like Yuna back in the 2004-05 and 2005-06 season, they'll be waiting forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krislite View Post
    I doubt the obligation is to secure a certain number of spots, since they don't have a deep field of skaters. I think it's something else.

    But what do you mean by "respectable results"? If the Korean federation is waiting for another junior like Yuna back in the 2004-05 and 2005-06 season, they'll be waiting forever.
    Top 10, I guess. If Yuna leaves now the difference would be very noticible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krislite View Post
    But what do you mean by "respectable results"? If the Korean federation is waiting for another junior like Yuna back in the 2004-05 and 2005-06 season, they'll be waiting forever.
    They and the world will be waiting forever! There aren't many skaters of YuNa's quality in any country (on any planet, in any dimension....). And Korea isn't a country like Canada, Japan, or the U.S. with a huge number of good coaches equipped to train skaters in quantity. Even after five or six years of YuNa, there's very little skating infrastructure in Korea. So it's her or nothing for awhile, I fear.

    This must put a certain amount of pressure on her even now, with the Olympic and World golds that she has. So sometimes she bends a bit under the pressure. She seems to rebound, though, and I hope she'll continue to enjoy skating (either competitively or professionally, or both) so that we can continue to enjoy her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krislite View Post
    I doubt the obligation is to secure a certain number of spots, since they don't have a deep field of skaters. I think it's something else.

    But what do you mean by "respectable results"? If the Korean federation is waiting for another junior like Yuna back in the 2004-05 and 2005-06 season, they'll be waiting forever.
    Lols I agree. But what's frustrating about the KSU is the fact that there STILL isn't an ice rink just for skaters. Really now KSU? Yu-na can't skate competitively forever y'know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blades of Passion View Post
    I wonder if the lady-in-blue trend will be broken for the next Olympics.
    I doubt it. Russia will make all their gold medal contenders wear blue. Adelina probably already has a blue dress ready to go...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blades of Passion View Post
    I wonder if the lady-in-blue trend will be broken for the next Olympics.
    But Sarah Hughes wasn't wearing blue ... she wore lavender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volk View Post
    People normally don't turn away while they congratulate somebody.
    I like both Kim and Mao, so I'm not trying to be hater. I just confused by what happened.
    Yes, I'm sure Yuna is stupid enough to mutter rude things when her face and the other person's face is like ... three inches away.

    If you're confused by what happened, then I don't think you should automatically assume like you know what she did. A lot of that already happened in the coaching fiasco ...

    I'm just taking that as she muttered something, I don't know what it is, so I'll just guess and move on.
    Last edited by aftertherain; 05-07-2011 at 08:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aftertherain View Post
    But Sarah Hughes wasn't wearing blue ... she wore lavender.
    Was it lavender...? Or was it lilac?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Was it lavender...? Or was it lilac?
    ... It was a shade of purple.

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