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    Kim Yuna's Interview before leaving for NRW Trophy

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    It's a little be rough, but I tried my best to translate it

    - What are you thoughts on competing in NRW Trophy?
    "It's been a long time since I've competed so I'm nervous and worried. But on the other hand, I'm also excited. My goal in this competition is to earn the minimum TES score. I've practiced alot, so I will be mainly focused on my goal. If I skate confidently like I used to, I think I can certainly reach my goal."

    - How much improvement did you see physically? Last time when we asked this question you said you weren't fully prepared physically.
    "like the last interview, I've always thought being physically fit was important. I've thought through this during my practice. I've exercised constantly to maintain my body physically and also to make sure I can execute elements in my program. I think during my training, I've raised my skating abilities both physically and technically. However, just because I practiced well doesn't mean I'm going to perform well. I hope to control and maintain my condition during the competition so I can bring the best performance."

    - How did you manage mentally?
    "I didn't have any heavy feelings like I had in the past events. When I prepared myself to go back on the ice, I told myself to start as if it's a new beginning. I was worried if I could actually do that, but when I lowered my expectations, I was able to leisurely enjoy training. I even laughed during my training days. I felt less pressured than I was in the past"

    - You're performing Kiss of the Vampire and Les Miserables....
    "It's been a long time since I received choreographies for my programs. I was concerned if I could perform well technically and artistically. But since I didn't forget anything, I thought to myself, If I can train harder, I can meet what I had in the past"

    - You said your condition was the best during Vancouver. If that was 100/100, what would you rate your condition now?
    "Last interview, I said I would give around 60-70. I've improved noticeably, but Vancouver isn't something I can ever compare it to. Therefore, I would give around 80-90"

    - Many rules have changed in ISU especially spins....
    "Spins were like elementary recess to me when I was in Juniors. However, right now, they seem harder than the jumps. Since I'm not as flexible as others, it was hard to create spins. I also had hard time learning them, but after practicing, I was able to execute them. Since I get my points deducted for little mistakes, I will make sure I'll focus on my spins"

    - Have you thought about performing with Hugh Jackman?
    "It was a perfect timing when I introduced Les Miserables. To be honest, I didn't even know the movie was going to premier when I picked this program. I knew it couple days later. I thought I picked it well! I would be glad to join any show that backgrounds Les Miserables"

    - What was the hardest part during training?
    "It has to be bringing back my physical state. There were some remained from my past career, but since I took a break, I had to start from the beginning. I was physically tired from training, but I was able to overcome that"

    QUENN IS BACK

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    Great interview!

    - How did you manage mentally?
    "I didn't have any heavy feelings like I had in the past events. When I prepared myself to go back on the ice, I told myself to start as if it's a new beginning. I was worried if I could actually do that, but when I lowered my expectations, I was able to leisurely enjoy training. I even laughed during my training days. I felt less pressured than I was in the past"
    Just

    But maybe admin could merge this thread into Yuna's news thread below

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    Thanks for the translation! This is getting more and more exciting by the day.

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    Thanks, I can't wait !

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    Great interview. Thank you for the translation.

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    Here's an English article about her interview at the airport. She's actually in transit now to Germany! And to think some people thought she might not follow through...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krislite View Post
    And to think some people thought she might not follow through...
    Sorry about that

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    Nice candid interview! Straightforward answers from Kim Yuna. Rooting for her!

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    I wish there had been a bigger competition for her to make her much anticipated return. I would loved to have seen her comeback on TV.

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    There will be tons of media there so chances are, even though we won't get to see it live, we'll get to see the competition.

    She sounds like she's in a good place and goodness knows the competition she'll face at NRW is 5th tier and lower...she shouldn't have a problem winning this unless she pulls a Czisny and just can't stay on her feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krislite View Post
    She's actually in transit now to Germany! And to think some people thought she might not follow through...
    Oh, it's probably mostly the same people who predicted that she wouldn't show up to Worlds 2010...then Worlds 2011...

    YuNa's track record of keeping her word is excellent. Although, we fans are fortunate that so far, no sudden accident or injury prevented her from doing so as well. Knock on wood.

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    I am knocking on wood as I type. (In between words, I mean.) May she be totally healthy for AT LEAST the next two years.

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    Shoot, I would go just to watch her wear where Olympic short program dress and read a phone book. When you see her skate live, it is of course wonderful. But just seeing here casually two-three feet away, you realize just how special she is. You cant keep your eyes off of her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteChris View Post
    Shoot, I would go just to watch her wear where Olympic short program dress and read a phone book. When you see her skate live, it is of course wonderful. But just seeing here casually two-three feet away, you realize just how special she is. You cant keep your eyes off of her.
    I'm here to serve any way I can.

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