As for the rest of Korean Nationals, I know it's blunt to say the only interest is on Yuna's programs, but I'm not saying the rest of the skaters are not "important". They are surely important to Yuna's legacy. Yet it's a sad truth that none of them draw more than a few dozen fans (who are not friends or relatives) to the rink, even on home ice. Yuna has done a lot to raise their prospects, from financial support to winning them spots to Worlds and Olympics, but until they start getting better and more consistent results internationally, there's only so much she can do to raise their popularity among Koreans and the figure skating world at large.
Until last year when Yuna competed, there were no "tickets" to Korean Nationals--it was a free event. A free event in a rink that had at most a dozen or so seats for an audience.
For those interested, there's a single thread on Korean Nationals in Other Nationals section. FYI Korean ladies figure skating delegation for Sochi Olympics has been already decided, regardless of the outcome of Korean Nationals. It will be Yuna Kim, Soyeon Park and Haejin Kim.
I posted a separate thread on Yuna, since I thought there would be members and visitors particularly interested in finding out Yuna's updated condition and preparation for the Olympics.
Off-topic, some Youtube vids recently uploaded by IOC for Vancouver recap and Sochi promotion featuring Yuna Kim and other athletes:
Inspiration Without Borders
Spectacular World & Olympic Record - Yuna Kim
Yuna Kim in Vancouver
The antis need to chill out a bit... spend all the time complaining just cry sour grapes. There's only a few weeks till the Olympic, it will get more extreme in the main stream media. Consider the Yuna Kim to Compete at Golden Spin of Zagreb, Croatia, Dec 5-8 thread has garnered some 76,000+ views already here on the same main forum area for a B competition, I'd say that is pretty impressive and totally justify any Yuna threads that brings in good ad revenue to support this forum. In any case I am excited by the new improvements of Adios, and her stamina seems visibly improving, hope the competition turn out well.
The reason that competition info goes in competition folders is because the info is more easily available to search for in the archives. Stuff in the Edge disappears quickly.
Yuna looks healthier and in better spirits to me than Zagreb, that's great news.
But sigh...I still feel like there's a lack of emotional depth to this program.
Have to wait for nats performance to see for sure.
I wonder when Yuna said at times she regrets the LP choice, if she was actually being serious? Maybe she dislikes the choice altogether and wishes she had chosen another program, because it seems like she doesn't feel the music in this program at all.
Well this is totally absurd.
This thread is about a rehearsal for Sochi program, the evolution of a program. It might as well be filed under 2013-2014 programs thread or re titled into something else. It is not even about National Competition per ce. How would one able to access this information, from 3 clicks deep linked in from sub directories where someone hardly ventures into? Why not just kill the thread now which was behind the main motivation of the complaints?
Disingenuous to say the least.
Fine if you want to kill your own traffic, way to go admin!
I wish SBS had included the audio of Yuna's programs, instead of its own soundtrack. Oh, well.
I think Yuna looks in fantastic shape -- I'm attributing her less-than-perfect Zagreb performances to nerves from not having competed since March. Her 3-3 is still the best in the world, and judging from the video, it seems that she's improved her interpretation of the tango.
As known, Yuna in practice and Yuna on stage are quite different. I think the FS has depth for layered emotional interpretation and expression, compared to something like her Tango de Roxanne. So we'll see.
Welcome to Golden Skate, young12241225!
Good luck at nationals Yuna! I can't wait to see your programs again <3 .