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Thread: Kim Yuna will not compete this GP season

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krislite View Post
    No, I don't think she'll find herself in the same disadvantage in the SP as last season. She's coming into to Sochi as the reigning Olympic and World champion, and I'm pretty sure every judge has seen the results of 2013 Worlds.

    And you may yet still get to watch her live. She may do another Senior B later this year, which are mostly in Europe. I figured if you could make it to TEB, then a Senior B in Europe would be doable, too? (And probably cheaper than Paris!).
    The only senior B's in Europe after TEB are the NRW trophy (which she won last season) in Germany, and the Golden spin in Croatia, and I believe they are held at the same dates.
    I think that going to NRW again can do a lot of good to her confidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krislite View Post
    No, I don't think she'll find herself in the same disadvantage in the SP as last season. She's coming into to Sochi as the reigning Olympic and World champion, and I'm pretty sure every judge has seen the results of 2013 Worlds.

    And you may yet still get to watch her live. She may do another Senior B later this year, which are mostly in Europe. I figured if you could make it to TEB, then a Senior B in Europe would be doable, too? (And probably cheaper than Paris!).
    Tell me when and where and I'll start making plans. How early do you think she would make such a decision public?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TryMeLater View Post
    The only senior B's in Europe after TEB are the NRW trophy (which she won last season) in Germany, and the Golden spin in Croatia, and I believe they are held at the same dates.
    I think that going to NRW again can do a lot of good to her confidence.
    OMG That 2012 NRW venue held what, 3,000 people? I hope she does go however and we find out soon. (and perhaps the organizers will be savvy enough to figure out a larger arena might be something to seriously consider)

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    Yuna is going to need to do some events before the Olympics if she wants to win. Sitting out the whole year didn't work out in 2011 and the competition is going to be much stronger in Sochi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammers View Post
    Yuna is going to need to do some events before the Olympics if she wants to win. Sitting out the whole year didn't work out in 2011 and the competition is going to be much stronger in Sochi.
    I'm pretty sure she's learned a big lesson on the difference between 2011 and 2013, but even so, there's no point in competing prematurely if her foot is still not fully recovered. Circumstances may force her to forgo all pre-Sochi competitions. Though I'm cautiously optimistic she'll recover in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RABID View Post
    Tell me when and where and I'll start making plans. How early do you think she would make such a decision public?
    I have no idea. It's all too early at this point. I guess it would be sometime in November before they announce anything.

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    All of a sudden I see Gold slipping away if she does not do her program a few times in the A events. But then again, look at her pull off at Worlds. So, she might be nervous in Sochi. I see a thin crack in the door. I almost hope Gold pulls a Mirai and podiums. Yuna will be nervous at Olympics-they all are. Getting more interesting...MK's fracture was worse and remember 98? Only her best ever, so likely YuNa will skate thru foot pain.

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    Who knows, this could be a blessing in disguise. Better that she backs off now and rests while it's still early than if she were to train at full intensity and risk a more serious injury later in the season. After all, it's been a number of years since her body has had to deal with 6-7 consecutive months of training/competition..

    Now that I think about it, Mao has been really lucky in this regard. I don't think I recall her ever having to miss anything due to injury in all her years skating..

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    Quote Originally Posted by RABID View Post
    OMG That 2012 NRW venue held what, 3,000 people? I hope she does go however and we find out soon. (and perhaps the organizers will be savvy enough to figure out a larger arena might be something to seriously consider)
    Outside maybe, inside few hundred.

    I honestly hope that NRW will not be so crowded again.

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    Who is replacing her in her gp events? What music is she skating to (I don't think I have seen that anywhere). Why do coaches allow athletes to overtrain and why do athletes do it? They should know when they reach her level the dangers of doing that. Even a small injury can have great ramifications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Icey View Post
    Who is replacing her in her gp events? What music is she skating to (I don't think I have seen that anywhere). Why do coaches allow athletes to overtrain and why do athletes do it? They should know when they reach her level the dangers of doing that. Even a small injury can have great ramifications.
    Her SP is to "Send in the Clowns" and her LP music is "Adios Nonino". I don't think a replacement for her GP spots has been named.

    As for her injury, Yuna can be a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to training, doing 6-hours, 6 days a week. Who knows how many run-through's she does and how many triple-triples she practices in a day. Must be a lot. But the injury may also be due in part to the terrible ice rink conditions in Korea, which contributed to her injuries when she trained there before moving to Canada.

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    Doesn't make sense why Yuna would want to train in SK when she could be training in much better conditions elsewhere. She certainly deserves better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Icey View Post
    Who is replacing her in her gp events? What music is she skating to (I don't think I have seen that anywhere). Why do coaches allow athletes to overtrain and why do athletes do it? They should know when they reach her level the dangers of doing that. Even a small injury can have great ramifications.
    Courtney Hicks(assigned to Skate Canada) and Amelie Lacoste(assigned to TEB) replaced Yu-Na.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammers View Post
    Doesn't make sense why Yuna would want to train in SK when she could be training in much better conditions elsewhere. She certainly deserves better.
    Yes, that could be an option and it worked well before. But she may want to finish her career with her childhood coaches and also want to be with her family, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nadia01 View Post
    Going to any sporting event is an expensive endeavor. There's the cost of the tickets, of course, and you have to pay for transportation, and lodging & food if you're out of town.

    Why should anybody have to go to an event featuring skaters they are content to watch on TV v. a skater they really really want to see live in person? It's their money and time, so they're entitled to spend it in any way they choose without you judging them, no?
    With skating it's a crapshoot as to who will really show up from the original roster. Planning on going to see just ONE skater is a bad financial decision. It's not a rock concert where the artist WILL show up AS ADVERTISED. Illness, injury, retirement, whatever happens.

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