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    Any chance Yu-Na Kim competes in Pyeongchang 2018?

    Yu-Na says Sochi will be her last place of competition. But she, still young, can be fabulous in performance in just 4 years and she can benefit greatly from the home advantage. So, why not competing again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre Smith View Post
    Yu-Na says Sochi will be her last place of competition. But she, still young, can be fabulous in performance in just 4 years and she can benefit greatly from the home advantage. So, why not competing again?
    She's already done everything she needs to prove. In fact, she doesn't even need a 2nd gold to prove she's one of the best of all time. Winning on home ice would be great, but I anticipate an increase in the level of female skaters over this next quadrennial now that 3-3 has become the standard, 3-3 done cleanly will become the standard and Kim will be pressed to repeat any former glory.

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    I am predicting she is there to compete. And she will do well but not medal.

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    That would be beyond cool, but I think Yuna will be far too busy serving on various councils and committees, coordinating media coverage, and in general being the face of the Pyeongchang Olympics. Not to mention lighting the torch.

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    Oh criminy - let her get through Sochi before you start speculating.

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    I honestly think there is a good chance she will. I do think it is far more likely she is there than many skaters who havent 100% officially announced their retirement yet such as:

    Kozuka
    Chan
    Megan Duhamel
    Davis & White
    Capellini & Lanotte
    Aliona Savchenko
    Suzuki (or maybe she did formally announce retiring, I didnt hear if she did)
    Machida
    Barazova & Larionov
    Kavaguti & Smirnov
    Denney & Coughlin
    Kostner

    and many others

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    If there is no competing she's on the ice giving flowers to medalists

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    Yuna is the eqivalent of the female Plushenko
    she can almost come back at any given quadrennial

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    Can we just get through the ladies' event next week before asking these kinds of questions (again)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    Yuna is the eqivalent of the female Plushenko
    she can almost come back at any given quadrennial
    Well we've seen how well that worked out for Russia and Plushenko....

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