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Thread: Any chance Yu-Na Kim competes in Pyeongchang 2018?

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    I doubt it - she'll be 27 by then and that's getting pretty old to make a successful comeback given the physical demands of the sport. I also don't know why she'd want to.

    I think more likely that she'll serve as the non-participating face of the games, undoubtedly light the Olympic cauldron, etc.

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    let her rest. she doesn't want the burden anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by kslr0816 View Post
    let her rest. she doesn't want the burden anymore
    How do you know unless you are her BF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre Smith View Post
    How do you know unless you are her BF?
    Based on what Yuna has said in interviews, etc., one can come to that conclusion....

    As much as I hate to see her go, I think Yuna should enjoy her life away from skating...I'm sure she will be around Pyeongchang, just not as a competing athlete.

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    When Yuna Kim was still a junior, Kim said she would retire after winning any medal in the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. - a newspaper article before the 2010 Olympics
    Yuna kept the same attitude for a while after Vancouver. But in two years she changed her mind.

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    she doesn't need to compete and become a victim of fraud sports.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre Smith View Post
    Yuna kept the same attitude for a while after Vancouver. But in two years she changed her mind.
    The difference is, at that time she never said that it was her last competition. She said she would rest and think about what to do next. The exact word 'retirement' was never mentioned by her. This time, she said time after time that the Sochi Olympics was her last competition and she's known to keep her words very well.

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    Why? I think she is really fed up with how the sport is run. When she came back this time in Sochi, I got the impression that she was no longer part of the problem, and that this was her own personal triumph and probably the best exist she could have made from the sport.

    If she were to come back, she would again be made to be part of the problem, and even if she somehow miraculously weren't, she still wouldn't be able to outdo herself as an athlete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurrah View Post
    Why? I think she is really fed up with how the sport is run. When she came back this time in Sochi, I got the impression that she was no longer part of the problem, and that this was her own personal triumph and probably the best exist she could have made from the sport.

    If she were to come back, she would again be made to be part of the problem, and even if she somehow miraculously weren't, she still wouldn't be able to outdo herself as an athlete.
    What do you mean by "her being part ofthe problem"? I don't get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junesong2 View Post
    What do you mean by "her being part ofthe problem"? I don't get it.
    She consistently maintained that judging, corruption, or even medal weren't in her interest, not one bit. She took the "Queen's Road" through and through. I think that is what hurrah means.

    I think Yuna is entitled to a normal life. She had sacrificed her entire life for the beauty of skating. She's now a legend, along with Katarina Witt and Michelle Kwan. As much as I will miss her dearly, I cannot wish to hold her hostage forever. The girl should be able to eat what she wants, date who she wants, fart when she wants.

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    As much as I love her I think it's time for me to let her go..I don't want to see her being part of this whole corrupt judging system..She's too valuable for this.It's time for her to live the life she always wanted to..Live without any burden any worries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by usethis2 View Post
    She consistently maintained that judging, corruption, or even medal weren't in her interest, not one bit. She took the "Queen's Road" through and through. I think that is what hurrah means.

    I think Yuna is entitled to a normal life. She had sacrificed her entire life for the beauty of skating. She's now a legend, along with Katarina Witt and Michelle Kwan. As much as I will miss her dearly, I cannot wish to hold her hostage forever. The girl should be able to eat what she wants, date who she wants, fart when she wants.
    ^ This. Perfect.

    IF she wants to come back, or the KSU says to her "go get that gold back for our country!", she better take two full years off and then ruthlessly slay the B-levels, 4CCs and worlds in 2016/17, then compete fully on GP circuit the year after and pack her program with technical elements. I think she should even go back to Orser and make up with him, and put herself in his hands again. That man teaches skaters not just how to jump but how to compete, with the drive, determination and bloodthirsty hunger of a true champion, there is a difference (see also: Carroll, Fassi, Moskvina, Tarasova, all of them champion-makers). She lost her motivation after Orser, her magical 2013 worlds FS aside.

    Otherwise, she'll likely be the queen of 2018 Olys just for being there. She will cut ribbons, welcome dignitaries, sip champagne with celebrities (and suddenly be photographed with George Clooney and appear on Page Six of the New York Post the morning after), sit with the Olympic family at the opening and closing ceremonies, and be the one non-competing athlete who everyone in the entire universe wants to take a picture with. She will be mobbed, she does not need to compete. And she'll be sitting right behind the judges at the ladies' free skate next to Witt and Kwan, whispering gossip amongst themselves while Adelina nervously warms up ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by anyanka View Post
    ^ This. Perfect.

    IF she wants to come back, or the KSU says to her "go get that gold back for our country!", she better take two full years off and then ruthlessly slay the B-levels, 4CCs and worlds in 2016/17, then compete fully on GP circuit the year after and pack her program with technical elements. I think she should even go back to Orser and make up with him, and put herself in his hands again. That man teaches skaters not just how to jump but how to compete, with the drive, determination and bloodthirsty hunger of a true champion, there is a difference (see also: Carroll, Fassi, Moskvina, Tarasova, all of them champion-makers). She lost her motivation after Orser, her magical 2013 worlds FS aside.

    Otherwise, she'll likely be the queen of 2018 Olys just for being there. She will cut ribbons, welcome dignitaries, sip champagne with celebrities (and suddenly be photographed with George Clooney and appear on Page Six of the New York Post the morning after), sit with the Olympic family at the opening and closing ceremonies, and be the one non-competing athlete who everyone in the entire universe wants to take a picture with. She will be mobbed, she does not need to compete. And she'll be sitting right behind the judges at the ladies' free skate next to Witt and Kwan, whispering gossip amongst themselves while Adelina nervously warms up ...
    i think the latter lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kslr0816 View Post
    i think the latter lol.
    I want to be a fly on the wall where Katya and Michelle will debate over who should have won 2014 OGM since they had vastly different opinions on it, with Yuna sitting between them ... I would PAY to see this. Please make this happen.

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    I would like to see Yu-Na watching the competition off the track, she should rest. She will be a great ambassador and a reference for all the skaters in your country. She must work together to Korean team to send competitive skaters for events.

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