Yuna fans, I knew Roy Jones Jr, and gentlemen Yuna Kim is no Roy Jones, Jr.*
*No, I didn't really know Roy (if you needed to ask).
Congratulations, Adelina! Outstanding performance and well deserved GOLD medal!!!!!!!
So sad- I use to be a fan of Adelina. She had perhaps the complete package, except for artistry, interpretation, correct edge on the lutz, horrid entrances and exits on her jumps. I thought she would be the one to get gold AFTER Sochi- just not now, she wasn't ready imo, and lacked sorely when compared to the big three, esp. in ease of movement and musical interpretaton.
But now, after these results, I will forever think of her as a tainted champion, and not the true gold medal winner. Not her fault, really, but my interest in watching her skating has chilled to absolute zero. Forgettable *champion*
I'm going to start off with stating that I'm Korean, but I've been a fan of Kim Yuna since before she was having back problems.
Yes, I was disappointed (and a little in shock) about the results, but people cursing Adelina are idiots.
If anything, I almost feel sorry for her - because she could have won without the biased judging! It was easily a medal performance, but Carolina had one too, and Yuna had a clean skate. Every time she looks at that medal, she'll wonder if she won it, or if the judges had given it to her. There's no way that can be a good feeling.
Adelina turned in her best performances of the season, and possibility her career. Really in the end that is what should matter for her. The OGM is nice, but I think more importantly, she turned in two great skates. I may not agree with the results (I still haven't seen the skates yet), but I think I can still appreciate the effort she put in at this competition and how she stepped up to the plate.Along with this, I constantly strive to best my highest scores, and to continue to learn and grow from every experience that I'm fortunate enough to be given, and take what I've learned through the next steps of my journey. I believe that my stiffest competition is myself. Every time I step onto the ice to compete, I want to best myself. I have no control over what anyone else does or how the judges will score, and, at the end of the day, if I skated and performed to the best of my ability, I'm happy. I can't do more than that.
Nevermind. Wrong thread.