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Thread: Yuna Kim's 1st offical practice on Sochi ice

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    A news clip including an interview with Zoueva

    I love her(and Charlie's) reaction after seeing Yu-Na's jumps(I think).

    + Today's practice reports said that Yu-Na did a clean run-through of her FS.
    (Edit: There was a mistake with the 3S+2T and 2A+2T+2Lo, but other jumps were clean.)

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    SBS showed Yu-Na's run-through, so hopefully, it will be up on YouTube soon.

    ETA:Practice clip

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    THE SPEED, THE JUMPS, THE ICE COVERAGE ETC. ARE AMAZING, i just hope i can enjoy her 2 last performances in competitions instead of which place she gets..

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    Okay, I have to admit it: Charlie is so cute.

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    Wow. She looks so much better than when she performed in Korean nationals, I bet it'll be a stunning program :D

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    Are you going to create a thread for each day's practice sessions Giveher6.0s? Enough already.

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    Her FS practice looks superb as well. Ready to reign.

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    I wonder how long they get to practice each day in Sochi? I heard 30-45 minutes in the official practice rink per day. That is very little time. I hope Kim is able to get in practice at another rink somewhere in Sochi. Even an hour per day sounds so little before the Olympics. I know they also train off ice, but you'd think the best practice would always be on ice. I don't ice skate myself though, so not sure what the standard is...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seruleane View Post
    I wonder how long they get to practice each day in Sochi? I heard 30-45 minutes in the official practice rink per day. That is very little time. I hope Kim is able to get in practice at another rink somewhere in Sochi. Even an hour per day sounds so little before the Olympics. I know they also train off ice, but you'd think the best practice would always be on ice. I don't ice skate myself though, so not sure what the standard is...
    Skaters are provided with daily TWO on-ice practice sessions of 40 min each, either in the second rink or the main rink depending on the practice schedule.

    Yuna is skipping today's (Saturday) on-ice practice sessions to take a rest, per the plan she had mentioned before. She will resume her on-ice practice with Sunday's first official practice session at the main rink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thinspread View Post
    Skaters are provided with daily TWO on-ice practice sessions of 40 min each, either in the second rink or the main rink depending on the practice schedule.

    Yuna is skipping today's (Saturday) on-ice practice sessions to take a rest, per the plan she had mentioned before. She will resume her on-ice practice with Sunday's first official practice session at the main rink.
    Isnt that kind of risky?? Taking a day off training so close to ladies short skate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura Lee View Post
    Isnt that kind of risky?? Taking a day off training so close to ladies short skate?
    How so? Being exhausted before the SP is worse, I'd say. Every athlete needs a day to rest and recharge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura Lee View Post
    Isnt that kind of risky?? Taking a day off training so close to ladies short skate?
    I really think that, at this stage of her career, Yuna should be given a little benefit of the doubt as far as her prep choices are concerned.

    (As a general comment: I don't know if you've participated in sports in a serious, systematic way, but in my own experience, you'll often want to taper down training before the big event; this allows your body to be fully recovered and fresh on the day. Your mind, too. Of course, every athlete is different, but that's a very common approach)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura Lee View Post
    Isnt that kind of risky?? Taking a day off training so close to ladies short skate?
    They say it's because the ice condition in the practice rink is not so good, and she probably decided that taking off a day and having some rest would be better.

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    The ugliest spiral. Knee bent, foot is like "L".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura Lee View Post
    Isnt that kind of risky?? Taking a day off training so close to ladies short skate?
    Yu-Na also skipped practices in Vancouver.

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