Full video of Yu-Na's interview:
It's nice to see that Yu-Na looks healthy and happy
I think she still needs to be cautious, mind what happened to Osmond last week. Osmond suffered the same kind of foot injury two months prior to Kim's, still would have been better off if she had negotiated further with her early season schedule. I hope all the ladies fully recover to 100% by the end of year.
Come on guys, have a heart.
Right before I entered "The Edge" sub-forum, I saw a partial thread title that read "Kim Yuna will not compete..." which was then cut off. My pulse went up about 30 beats almost immediately.
Couldn't you have made a new thread headlined by something like "Yuna is Back!"?
- "The Sochi Games is not only my second Olympics but the 'retirement stage' for me, so I want to have a greater experience than any other competition before," she said.
link from the article: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...99T08120131030
One thing I noticed from the interview is that she said she could still feel pain, although a lot better. She also said pain will stay since she has to go on with training. I'm concerned if she can handle the pain appropriately. Obviously the injury won't be completely healed this season because of the training. If she continues with intense training, I'm worried if she's gonna make the bruise worse again and seriously impact her Olympics.
Two weeks ago, she couldn't jump; last week, she could only pop/double jumps; she started training triples this week. The speed does concern me, as she tends to be less than an exaggerator. 70% form is likely 70% of GOE 0, not her potential.
I don't think her "70%" remark means that she's at 70% level in form for individual elements, in terms of execution quality. Rather, it means that she's 70% ready for competition conditioning wise, and that's what she actually said in the interview. Let's use some commonsense, if we are informed skating fans.
Yuna's comment: "Pain vanished a lot but minor pain will always be as long as I keep practising. I can jump practice now. I can now land all triple jumps, but jump is not all. Other aspects such as stamina is not ready yet. My recovery (to competition) is about 70%. I think I will go to a B-competition in Dec."
I expect her to compete in Dortmund in December.
Go Yuna, heal, take care and give us your best in Sochi. Actually I think you are the best, though I want Carolina for gold
And so the drama continues. Who knows the truth. Is she really fine and this is just a game not to lose anyone - that is far too cynical. If anything she is injured worse than she is letting on. Other cynics may say she is doing what some think Alissa and Evan are doing - giving the outward sign they will be there at Sochi or a threat when deepe down they know it is game over. I thiink Yuna can still do it as she did last year unless her injury is too far gone. just another puzzle piece to the olympics. Who know sthe real truth How much is show How much is hype how much is pscyho babble.
I just hope S. Korea does not diss her if she gets less. Their expectations are likely exactly like 4 years ago, esp since the WCG.
Yuna mentioned several times that she was in top form near the 2010 Olympics. She often compares her current physical condition to her best possible condition that she had in 2010 Olympics. I think 70% should be understood in that context. I wouldn't worry about the quality of her jump. If she lands jumps, they would be the same jumps. I remember that she was severely injured before 2007 & 2008 world championships. Qualities were still there, but she looked exhausted during her free programs in both years. I guess her main concern is lacking physical stamina, but she still has time.