Actually it was all about Pyeongchang2018 not about Yuna. She was standing on the next Olympics symbol. Kind of represent the end of this event and pass the torch to the new host.
besides yuna already earned respect from his peers...
Yu-Na herself didn't know they were planning that until she got to the gala rehearsal, but she considered it an honor. She has a right to and her fans have a right to consider it an honor.
Also, am I the only one who felt that Carolina high-fiving with Adelina on the podium (during flower ceremony) while Yuna looked on was a bit insensitive on Caro's part given the circumstance?
At the very beginning of the gala in the first half, when they showed a flag for each of the gala skaters, Yu-Na was placed at the center of one of the borders. When they turned to face the audience for the first time, she was at the very front and center. I liked that.
After the high-five, Adelina shook hands with Yu-Na. I thought it was fine.Also, am I the only one who felt that Carolina high-fiving with Adelina on the podium (during flower ceremony) while Yuna looked on was a bit insensitive on Caro's part given the circumstance?
I think we're all being too sensitive. Yuna shook hands with Adelina while Caro was watching too. I think the skaters are completely accepting what happened as it is.
And it's the judges and the ISU that are the problem. Ugh.
In my eyes, she was the greatest. What gets me about the result in Sochi is that she represented good and was slayed by insurmountable evil. She's just a person, not perfect, so I'm not talking about that corny type of good. She was whole, her own self, and triumphed until the corrupt were too much.
The greatest figure skater of all time, and the last legend the sport has ever had has now retired, and I wish her only the best of the best.