I did not hear her saying anything after the games because I turn channels whenever I see her.
Yuna Kim will be remembered "Queen Yuna" not only for having text book technical abilities & exquisite artistry but for her golden heart with virtues and true beauty. 'Queen Yuna' will be cherished in the history book and the hearts of mankind forever.
Edit: For example, check this page (and the thread) after her Les Miserables performance in 2013 worlds.
Edit 2: or this
I think those who declare that she lost because of "only" 6 triples are the same people who criticized her for her "lack of artistry" in the past. They suffer from bipolar.The choreography was not as nuanced as in the short, however and this meant all of her flaws were on display. Lines were not fully extended, toes were not pointed, she had pretty much the same facial expression throughout and there was not a lot of eye contact with the judges (if at all). In the SP this was all offset by the fact that there was busy upper body movement throughout (that she seemed to deliver with a bit more conviction as well). But in the FS, it was rather sparse. The element layout was pretty standard as well. She definitely deserves more interesting choreography and hopefully Wilson is going to be more creative and original next season. Given she's just come back, maybe her team didn't want to overburden her with too complex choreography whilst she's getting back to form.
I bet no ladies can do Yuna's "poor" programs.
They will lay down on rink at about 3:00.
Look easy and really easy is so different.
If Yuna's program is really such easy, Why nobody try doing her layout and perfectly performing it?
Every ladies got superior skills and postures than Yuna, right?
They would win so easily just doing Yuna's easy, safe, not challenging layout...
All coaches in the world are stupid and suck! For 5 years, they are not even know it!!
If you ask the ISU they will say she was a "soft" "elegant" "arteest" .....and her canvas was the ice! If you ask someone with a brain they will say her perfect jumping technique, and incredible lines.
1. Perfect Balance between technical strength and artistry.
2. The best consistency, competitive ability, and mental fortitude in skating history.
3. A Pioneer of figure skating in her home country, and a Philanthropist with a gentle soul.
Can you imagine any other skater in history going clean and delivering command performances under those circumstances? Twice?
I can't! People may not agree on certain things about Yuna's skating, but one thing everyone should be able to agree on ... she has the best nerve of any skater who has ever lived. Male or female.
Yuna fans, please create no more this and that threads.
Even I, a fan, am tired.
Which 'artistry'? She always presented herself with dead facial expresion, bulky feet, terrible line and slow glide. She'll be remembered for some of her very effective triple-triple combos (i.e. 3f-3tl; 3tl-3tl), powerful in the air and with excellent ice-coverage, tho' ugly in the landing position. She'll also be remembered for being an Olympic Champion from a Non-traditional country and for her hyper-mediatized rivalry with Asada Mao. In conclusion, I'd say: for her technical 'merit' (only in those effective 3-3 combs): yes; for artistry (being fair): no.
The complete package, including the essential factor of coolness under extreme pressure. There's no such thing as the most perfect skater who ever lived, because every skater has aspects that are exceeded by some other skater (agreed that Sasha Cohen points her toes better than YuNa, for example), but there's a pinnacle of quality inhabited by very few skaters, and that's where you'll find YuNa. Add to this that she has made a difference in the world off the ice, which is pretty impressive for an athlete who could easily be completely absorbed in her own career, and you have a memorable person, not just a memorable skater.
I think Yuna will be remembered as the best overall complete skater. She may not be the greatest at absolutely everything (i.e., spins, flexibility), but she is FANTASTIC in many areas (3-3 combos, speed, footwork, artistry) and doesn't really have notable weaknesses. She is also the best competitor I can remember in a long time. Katarina Witt may have been stronger, but Katarina was also not doing as much technically and not skating under IJS. People may be disappointed with what Johnny or Tara may have said during the live broadcast, but Tara said more than once, "How does she DO that??" I've always wondered the same thing and am baffled by Yuna's amazing mental strength. It's been an honor to be a Yuna fan. It's actually so easy to be her fan because she's been so reliably good all these years. Long Live Queen Yuna!
On another note, I think that maybe my next favorite competitor might be Yulia in that she also seems to be so strong mentally. I think it was just too much for her to skate both programs (perfectly!) in the team competition prior to the individual competition. I'm still not sure how I feel about the team competition...