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    Quote Originally Posted by Serious Business View Post
    Yuna Kim has competed in 31 international competitions in her competitive skating career. She medaled in all of them. And she won the vast majority of them, with 22 gold medals. She also won all 6 South Korean nationals she entered. I don't really have a point. Just throwing those facts out there while gaping at them.
    Even more astonishing (at least to me) is that she won SP or FS of each and every competition in her entire senior career. In other words, in 21 international competitions Yuna has participated, no one has ever been able to dominate a single competition. No matter how she was injured or not, she has never been completely defeated by the rest of skaters. I think this record is harder to break than 100% podium result. If Junior results are included Yuna lost twice to Mao in both SP and FS on 2004-2005 season (JGPF and Worlds).

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    You know what was cool about Yu-na's LP at Worlds? It was a 6.0 program. The only concession to CoP was +2T+2Lo tacked on to something or other. Except for that, this program was in the spirit of Michelle Kwan's Aranjuez at 2003 Worlds or her Tosca at 2004 U.S. Nationals. Takin' care of business.

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    Wonderful Yuna!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    You know what was cool about Yu-na's LP at Worlds? It was a 6.0 program. The only concession to CoP was +2T+2Lo tacked on to something or other. Except for that, this program was in the spirit of Michelle Kwan's Aranjuez at 2003 Worlds or her Tosca at 2004 U.S. Nationals. Takin' care of business.
    yes!!! Probably this is the reason why I love it so much!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krislite View Post
    I believe she was willing to experiment with other choreographers when David suggested it right before her break-up with Orser. She'll go to David Wilson first, so it's really up to David, I think, if he wants to suggest someone else for one of her programs. She's worked with Dickson and Buttle before, and she's worked with Sandra Bezic with one her galas.
    Gah, I hope David comes up with great programs for Sochi. It's a credit to Yuna that she pulled off two programs that, in any other skater's hands, could have been blech. I don't think David's going to try another Danse Macabre or Scheherazade just because he's so endlessly creative and unconventional when it comes to Yuna's programs and music choices, but my god I'd love to see another Lark Ascending.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmelanie View Post
    Gah, I hope David comes up with great programs for Sochi. It's a credit to Yuna that she pulled off two programs that, in any other skater's hands, could have been blech. I don't think David's going to try another Danse Macabre or Scheherazade just because he's so endlessly creative and unconventional when it comes to Yuna's programs and music choices, but my god I'd love to see another Lark Ascending.
    As a big Yuna fan, I hope she has some unique and special programs next year for 2014. Kind of like they wanted to do with Homage Korea a couple of years ago ... something that is more of a goodbye for her. I can't imagine it would be meaningful to skate to two commercialized or rehashed programs and try to score 250 and win by 50 points. What would be the point?...Yuna is in an other-worldly category now by herself, I hope for something much more meaningful.

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    Welcome, Ven! Thanks for joining us. Post often, post long!

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    Thank you! Just a lurker until now, but decided to post because I'm very happy for Yuna that she won last night with such a beautiful performance, even against her own standards.

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    David Wilson seems to like Yuna version 2013 the most as well.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChWHR...layer_embedded

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuan View Post
    David Wilson seems to like Yuna version 2013 the most as well.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChWHR...layer_embedded
    David always makes me smile. He's such a nice person and I'm very grateful to him for taking Yuna under his wing and helping her grow into the fine young woman she is today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmelanie View Post
    Gah, I hope David comes up with great programs for Sochi. It's a credit to Yuna that she pulled off two programs that, in any other skater's hands, could have been blech. I don't think David's going to try another Danse Macabre or Scheherazade just because he's so endlessly creative and unconventional when it comes to Yuna's programs and music choices, but my god I'd love to see another Lark Ascending.
    Lark was one skate that moves me and I will watch again. Forgive me ubers, I truly wish she skated with deeper emotion, but maybe life has been so easy. I honestly saw very little skating 2006-1010. But after Olympics went back and studied Yuna. I was more of an Asada Rochette fan based on skating skills/choreo. Were I S.Korean, I'd vote for her for president. I hope Yuna, after Sochi, does some shows to keep herself madly popular, then enrolls in school full time like her Idol, does grad degree in anything. Intl relations would be great, or Human resources management-whatever helps broaden her thinking. I hope this generous young Catholic girl sees how much she could accomplish in Korea and in Asia. Skating will be over except for shows, and this serious uoung woman will I hope dee how much power and good she can accomplish. Perhaps extended travel with UN type credentials. I just know this girl could be so effective in helping people. She is an Asian Princess Diana at heart,

    She is not my favorite and I don't agree with the 2010 overscoring but get ready for Sochi. I think she will repeat, and I felt this before worlds. She is training 6 hours a day to win gold. Coolest competitor there is. She is like Witt and Kwan, though not outgoing like them. Yuna knows she can win gold. If she is consistent like this and the jumps are solid in the run up I think they'll give it to her. Carolina without two mistakes might have won. No one is cool headed like yuna. Jumps and mental toughness are her winners.

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    I was so impressed by yuna at worlds, It was wonderful to watchm it all looked so easy for her I have never been a big fan of yuna but I really respect her amazing skating and I enjoy watching her, I really didnt like the short but the long is a great progeam and the music really works for her

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    I agree about the short. I don't like the music, hated the costume, just a very forgetable program. I noticed a lot of the same upper body movement in SP and LP. The LP of course has fantastic music that many a skater has done well with. She clearly is working very hard every day. I can't say her LP compared with others I simply enjoyed more but she skated very well. What competitions will she likely do next year leading into Sochi?

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    ^I believe she will participate in the GP series... but i would love to see her in TEB and probably in cup of china..

    as for her programs.. i'm hoping david will come up something different.. something new.. and even something risky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    You know what was cool about Yu-na's LP at Worlds? It was a 6.0 program. The only concession to CoP was +2T+2Lo tacked on to something or other. Except for that, this program was in the spirit of Michelle Kwan's Aranjuez at 2003 Worlds or her Tosca at 2004 U.S. Nationals. Takin' care of business.
    Absolutely agreed on this post!

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