Will this competition be shown on Ice Network or available to watch any other way in the US?
Six Point Zero
Photos of Yuna looking gorgeous at the airport: http://yunaforum.com/forum/index.php...0&#entry120917
She says she's at 80-90% of her peak condition at this point.
The ladies event will be broadcast live by MBC (Korean network). You might find live stream vedio (not sure). Anyway, it will be uploaded on Youtube quickly by the fans.
Originally Posted by wordsworthgirl
She said at the interview today:
As her season debut is delayed, she wants to deliver good performances at Golden Spin;
Conditioning wise, she is at 80-90% of where she wants to be eventually;
For now, she wants to focus on the Zagreb event and will try best to leave good impressions for the new programs;
She feels less pressure for this Oly season, compared to Vancouver.
Many photos from today's interview
New studio photo for Romanson
Long live the Queen!
Can't wait for this. This weekend is by far going to be the most exciting sporting event week of the year for me!!
Looking forward to Yuna returning to ice.
The Comeback Kid
Yuna Kim is beatutiful and even without make up that is hard to do. Flawless
Originally Posted by Krislite
Thanks for the photos and info!
I really can't wait to see her programs. Just couple more days!
Yuna looks absolutely beautiful and healthy. She is glowing!
It may sound a bit weird, but whenever I see her close up photos, I get amazed how healthy she looks. Her very black and white eyes and full, sleek hair especially. My eyes have same color combination as hers, but mine look just... tired. :(
I don't think she'll "upstage" it in the sense of detract from the grandeur of the GPF. However, if her scores and performances beat all of the other girls - which it stands a real chance at doing if she's 80-90% as she says - it will be worth noting. The NRW Trophy last year was a preview of Yu Na's ultimate peaking at Worlds. With her main competition coming from Ando, she won't really have to worry about pressure to win and can just do her thing. If anything, by not being in the GPF she removes herself from the pressure (especially with Asada having home ice advantage)... but is still "competing" against the GPF contestants (one assumes if she hadn't been injured she herself would have made the GPF). Yes, it's different judges, but I'm sure the performance will speak for itself.
Originally Posted by Franklin99
I think Yuna needs to do 4CC in January to get tuned up for the Olympics. The competition will be tougher and she would have plenty of time to get ready for Sochi but the Olympics will be close enough so she is can be hitting her peak.
Her skin is perfect.
Originally Posted by Minze2001
You and me both! I'm excited and nervous to see her programs, finally. C'mon YuNa!
Originally Posted by YunaBliss
From your mouth to her ears.
Originally Posted by Jammers
More of her words from yesterday's interview:
"It's a delayed season start for me, so I tried hard to prepare well for this event. My goal is to give good, complete performances to the new program routines and leave positive impression. I try not to be too ambitious.
"I'm at 80-90% of the peak, conditioning-wise. Technically, I'm not having any trouble. But I will need to build more stamina before the Olympics. Since I had to raise my condition rather quickly for this event, for now I'm trying to maintain the current level through the week.
"This is my last competitive season, and I feel lighthearted compared to 4 years ago. I'm not obsessed over another gold.
"Mao Asada and I have exchanged motivation throughout the career. I wouldn't have become the skater I am without her. This may be the last season for her as well, and I wish she too do the best and finish the season on a satisfying note.
"I entered Golden Bear when I was a novice. It does feel special to revisit the event as a retiring veteran (laugh).
"I expect a good competition with Ando and Tuktamysheva in the event.
"Soyeon Park and Haejin Kim are young skaters, and Olympic experience will be helpful. I wish they do well, but I advise them not to be overly ambitious, do their best, and enjoy the moment."