11-04-2013, 12:37 AM
On the Ice
Originally Posted by yyyskate
Here is a Korean article published in January 2000.
[Yuna Kim is in the third grade of Sinheung elementary school. (...snip...)
Kim says that her favorite skater is Michelle Kwan who skates well and her dream is becoming a good skater then becoming a skating teacher.]
This was before Kwan gets the third WC title and becomes a legend like now.
Anyway, this shows how special Kwan is and how consistent (& pure ) Yuna's admiring Kwan is.
11-04-2013, 12:54 AM
How do you know that? Do you read mind?
Originally Posted by skateluvr
Since you brought in Mao, did Toller say Mao moves him? or Caro or anybody else? In my observation. Mao moves less people than YuNa does. And, many many people said so. I heard lots of criticisms on MK's performance, too. Does that mean she did not move many people? Yes, you have right to post. But, you are repeating the same story again and again, Your point has been taken very clearly. I see no point of your repeating. Yes, I am uber uber fan of YuNa. But, do I visit every Mao-related thread to simply criticize her? But, you do. You must be uber uber hater of YuNa.
Do not post your biased opinion as if it were truth.
11-04-2013, 01:00 AM
Six Point Zero
If we're asking about long-term horizons about who'll be "remembered" as great, you should listen to young aspiring skaters themselves, as I think they have the bigger influence in passing down tales of legends and memories of great performances. They often speak of their idols--Mao of Midori Ito and Yuna of Michelle Kwan--which tends to keep these great skaters from the previous era fresh in the mind of young fans who may not even have been old enough to be aware of them. Inspiration is one of the biggest test of greatness, and no matter how many times some people crow about not being "moved" by a certain skater, the fact is many fans and actual figure skaters are being moved--not just emotionally as a passive spectator, but to pursue their goals and dreams. If that's not "moving" people with your skating, nothing is.
11-04-2013, 01:03 AM