Les Miserables 2013 Worlds – (Mixed Commentary)
listen to the blades on the ice smooth precise all good stuff, this is just so exquisite to hear, listening to the sounds Kim yuna makes on the ice, she is a true work of art on ice and has something unique that everybody else seems to lack.
Kim Yu-Na wins at Sochi but Russian Adelina has the gold, sadly now the 2014 Olympic ladies figure skating results will for ever be riddled with controversy because, following a faultless performance by South Korean Olympic Gold Medal Champion Kim Yu-Na, had to settle for the Silver-Medal at Sochi, when her rival Russian teen Adelina Sotnikova’s stumbling skate was awarded the Gold by her home country judges. Koola King reports, news. (Below)
A rather sad but perfect end to Kim Yu-Na’s figure-skating reign. Kim Yu-Na announced her retirement on Thursday after performing a virtually flawless, medal winning farewell skate that many believe should have won Gold. Olympic Gold Medalist Kim Yu-Na’s flawless performance it seems, cuts no Russian ice in the Sochi arena, (Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi).
Koola O’GrimYei reports, news. (Below)
“It’s debatable, but not a robbery,” wrote Chris Chase from the USA.
Petition demanding investigation into unfair figure-skating judging : http://change.org/ now has over 1.95m signatures
Reigning Olympic and world figure skating champion Kim Yu-Na’s preparations for Sochi have suffered a setback. Kim Yu-Na Injured her right foot’s metatarsal during training according to South Korea’s Yonhap News.
Yu-Na returned to major competition this season after more than 18 months away and dominated the field on the run up to her second World Championship, but Yu-Na has been in pain from the injury since mid-August and withdrew from her Grand Prix events and Skate Canada (Oct. 25-27) together with Trophee Bombard in Paris (Nov. 15-17), according to Yonhap News. Yonhap has 550 journalists and photographers posted at the Seoul head office, regional offices and overseas bureaus, comprising the largest news-gathering network in Korea. Under a 2009 law passed by the South Korean parliament, Yonhap has been charged with promoting the country’s image and distributing information — a task deemed critical to addressing the domination of information by major Western news media.
“If she continues to train hard, her injury will worsen,” Yonhap News was told, “ Yu-Na has to slow down to receive further rehab treatment”. Kim Yu-Na is 23, and will be attempting at Sochi to become the first singles figure skater to win back-to-back Olympic titles since Katarina Witt in (1984-1988) .
Kim says she is 80-90% healed from her foot injury that kept her from participating in the International Skating Union Grand Prix events in October and November. She is still seen as the hot favorite for the Sochi Games in February.
The ladies short program takes place Friday afternoon with the free skate concluding the event on Saturday.
Kim Yu-Na has however disappointed many fans by saying she has plans to retire after the Sochi Olympics.
Kim Yu-Na Injured
Kim Yu-Na Gold wins 2014 Sochi Olympic Tickets for Korea, Yu-Na completed her triumphant return to figure skating by winning gold at the NRW Trophy in Dortmund Germany with a season’s best total score. Kim Yu-na overcame one fall in an assured free skate routine with 201.61 points, including 72.27 points she was awarded for a season’s best short program.The 22-year-old Kim was competing in the second-tier competition to secure a place at next year’s 2014 Sochi Olympic world championships.
Competition 2013 among the top figure skaters was fierce in the World Figure Skating Championships, not just for medals but more important, a chance to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Kim Yuna secured (3) three Olympic tickets for Korea, the most ever for the country. But Yuna’s compatriots, who will compete in Sochi may not be as good as their international rivals.
Yuna Kim All Of Me @ E1 All That Skate Spring 2012, 2012.05.04~06, Seoul, Korea
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Kim Yu-Na completed her long awaited return to competition skating by winning the NRW Trophy in Dortmund, Germany.
Yu-na had one fall in an otherwise assured free-skate routine ending a 19-month sabbatical with 201.61 points, 72.27 awarded for the season’s best short on Saturday. KimYu-Na at just 22 years old was competing to secure a place at next year’s world championships. Kim Yu-Na said “I’m happy that I could reach my goal today,”Yu-Na only needed 28 points from the short program and 48 from the free skate long to ensure her participate in London, Ontario, Canada. Yu-Na, known as ‘Queen Yu-na’ hadn’t competed since the world championships in Moscow April 2011, creating an unprecedented demand for tickets to see her return to ISU competition standares, the modest 200-capacity venue sold out of tickets in a couple of hours and additional security had to be drafted in for the first time in six years to cover the event. Yu-Na started her routine to music from Les Miserables, with elegant poise and grace, launching herself fearlessly into high speed jumps to land them like a feather with gliding softness. Yu-Na landed six triple jumps, a triple Lutz-triple toe combination and four triple jumps faultlessly, but uncharacteristically stumbled on a double toe loop, however, Yu-Na’s routine still earned 129.34 points, 22 points in front of Japan’s Satsuki Muramoto.
Kim Yu-Na said “I was caught off-guard because I assumed it was an easy jump,” Kim Yu-Na holds the short program world record of (78.50) and the free skate of (150.06) a total of (228.56) from the 2010 VancouverWinter Olympic Games. Yu-Na did not compete 2011-12 season following the breakup with her coach Brian Orser shortly after the games in Vancouver. In July Yu-Na announced she would return this year but planned to retire after the 2014 Sochi Games, “About Sochi, it’s not too far away, but this season only just started so I’m going to focus on the season first and think about that later. After this I’m going to return to Korea and focus on the Korean national championship, preparing for that. Since entry to the Olympics depends on it, I’m going to prepare very hard for it, not just for me but so all the other young skaters in Korea can also gain entry to the Olympics,“ said Kim Yu-Na.
This is very good news short term, but what a shame about Yu-Na’s plan to retire as a young fit 24 year old in 2014. Many had feared the breakup of the so called dream team, with Canadian coach Brian Orser and choreographer David Wilson may have ended Yu-Na’s career. The Dream Team rocketed Kim Yu-Na to Olympic Gold in Vancouver and was instrumental in polishing her performance to brake world records. Yu-Na seemed to of had an unsettled time afterwards and then sadly, surprisingly dropped out of competition skating either before or after parting with replacement coach Peter Oppegard. Yu-Na Kim has now thankfully reunited with two of her childhood coaches, Shin Hye-sook and Ryu Jong-hyun and Yu-Na still works with David Wilson.
No Kim Yu-Na at 4 Continents 2011 ~ with No Kim Yu-Na at 4 Continents 2011 no surprise then, it’s an all Japanese line up on the medals podium (below), although of course Mirai Nagasu does reprepresent the USA.
With Kim Yu-Na not competing at Four Continents Competition 2011 it is not surprising to see Andoand Asada in the gold and silver spots. Kim Yu-Na was the only skater that stood a chance against these two outstanding ice dance champion’s.
It is however a surprise to see Asada in second place (silver) perhaps she was lulled into a sense of false security without her close rival Kim Yu-Na to push her on. Four Continents Competition 2011 winners :- 1st Miki Ando (JPN), 2nd Mao Asada (JPN), 3rd Mirai Nagasu (USA) Interesting the winners namse all begin with ‘M’ “TheThree M‘s”Miki Ando ~ Mao Asada ~ Mirai Nagasu
There was a Kim at the ISU 4 Continents and she was South Korean but it was not the Olympic champion Kim we all wanted to see, instead it was the brave KimChae-Hwa skating her last competition dance routine, she is to retire this year and start her new career in as an assistant coach. KimChae-Hwa (above) was ranked 4th at this stage but finished in 16th position.
Kim Yu-Na Olympic Gold medalistholds up her gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics figure skating competition. The 2010 Winter Olympics was held at Pacific Coliseum between February 14 and 27, 2010. It was the 23rd edition of the figure skating event at the Olympics, and the 21st edition at the Winter Olympics.
Kim was born in 1990 in Bucheon, Gyeonggi and moved to Gunpo when she was six years old. She trained initially in South Korea before moving to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in May 2007. She spent four years in Toronto. She currently trains in Seoul and Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Wikipedia article. In 2008, Kim was baptized as a Catholic alongside her mother, taking the saint’s name Stella. In 2009, Kim enrolled at Korea University as a Physical Education major. The correct transliteration of her name from Korean would be ‘Kim Yeona’. However, when she applied for her passport, she intended to write her name as ‘Yun-a’, but the official mis-wrote her name as ‘Yu-na’. In Hangul, ‘Yun–a’ would properly be spelled “연아” and not “유나.”From the 2010–2011 season, her name was registered as ‘Yuna Kim’ at ISU profile.
Pacific Coliseum : Location 100 North Renfrew Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V5K 3N7 Broke ground 1966, Opened January 8, 1968 Renovated 1984, 2007 Expanded 1984 Owner and Operator City of Vancouver.
(below) Kim Yu-na Long Programme practice skate, George Gershwin Piano Concerto.
(below) Kim Yu-na Short Programme, James bond medley – 2010 Vancouver Olympics (한글자막) American commentary.
(below) Kim Yu-na Long Programme, Gershwin Piano Concerto– 2010 Vancouver Olympics (한글자막) English commentary.
Kin Yu-Na’s figure skating performance is will be remembered as one of the best of all time.
The South Korean lady Kim Yu-Na skated into the Olympic gold medal history book’s Thursday night, scoring 228.56 points and shattering her previous world record by more than 18 points. This is South Korea’s first medal at the Winter Olympics in a sport other than speedskating, Kim yu-na is just 19 years old and her win will set off celebrations from Seoul to Pyeongchang.
Run Devil Run. Kim YuNa dances to the music Run Devil Run Girls’ Generation, “Run Devil Run” was ranked 1top at the South Korean Gaon Music Chart for two weeks. Written and originally recorded by the Beatles in Abbey road London. Run Devil Run : Recorded: March 3, 1999 at Abbey Road Studios, London, England Instrumentation: Paul McCartney: lead vocal, bass guitar David Gilmour: electric guitar, lap steel guitar Mick Green: electric guitar Pete Wingfield: piano Ian Paice: drums.
Kim Yu Na Run Devil Run. Festa On Ice 2010 Seoul Olympic Park Gymnastics Gymnasium.The Olympic Gymnastics Arena is an indoor sports arena, located at the Olympic Park, in Bangi-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul South Korea. It was constructed between 31 August 1984 and 30 April 1986.
Skaters : Yu-Na Kim, Chea-Lynn Bourne, Zhang Dan, Min-Jung Kwak and Kiira Korpi. KimYu-Na, YunaKim (Hangul : ko | 김연아, Hanja). Shae-Lynn Bourne, MSC (born January 24, 1976) is a Canadian ice dancer.ZhangDan. (s 张丹 | t 張丹 | p ZhāngDān born October 4, 1985 in Harbin , Heilongjiang , China ). KwakMin-Jeong (born January 23, 1994 in Seoul ) is a South Korean figure skater, name KwakMin-Jeong KwakMin-Jung. Kiira Korpi, Kiira Linda Katriina Korpi (born 26 September 1988) is a Finnish figure skater.
Girls’ Generation (Korean: 소녀시대; Sonyeo Shidae) is a nine-member South Korean pop girl group, formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2007. They are also referred to as SoShi (소시) or SNSD by their fans, both abbreviated forms of the group’s Korean name.
Kim Yuna will miss the 2011-12 Grand Prix Reigning Olympic gold medalist Yu-na Kim of South Korea will not compete this season,
Kim told reporters today that she is giving herself a longer break from competitive skating, saying, “After the Vancouver Olympics last year, it’s been a whirlwind of activities on top of all the preparations for competitions. I felt I needed to take a breather.”
So that is that. So now there is no Miki Ando and no Yu-na Kim this year. Chances are good we’ll get a brand new world champ this season and it will be interesting watching it. I feel like spectators are always missing out when Kim decides not to compete, however. If she does come back, I hope she does the whole season next time and not just worlds. No word yet on whether Kim is actually retiring.
Figure skater Kim Yu-na to sit out entire season
INCHEON, Oct. 18 (Yonhap) — Figure skater Kim Yu-na said Tuesday she will sit out the entire 2010-11 season but denied she was retiring from the sport.
“I’ve decided not to enter any event this upcoming season,” Kim told reporters at Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, upon returning from her training camp in Los Angeles. “After the Vancouver Olympics last year, it’s been a whirlwind of activities on top of all the preparations for competitions. I felt I needed to take a breather.”
After winning gold in ladies’ singles in Vancouver with a record total of 228.56 points, Kim didn’t compete in any of the Grand Prix events organized by the International Skating Union (ISU) the following season. She only entered the world championships in April this year, and finished second behind Miki Ando of Japan.