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.
Four Continents Championships
With Kim Yu-Na not competing at Four Continents Competition 2011 it is not surprising to see Ando and 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 Kim Chae-Hwa skating her last competition dance routine, she is to retire this year and start her new career in as an assistant coach.
Kim Chae-Hwa (above) was ranked 4th at this stage but finished in 16th position.
2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 ~ 14th 14th 14th 16th 13th ~ 16th
No Kim Yu-Na at 4 Continents 2011