Kim Yu Na....Amazing!

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survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 26, 2010 - 01:02am PT
Did you guys see her skate tonight?

Hats off to the champ.

Holy buckets!

philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Feb 26, 2010 - 01:11am PT
I am still stunned.

Real heroics on the ice tonight.
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Under the Macabre Roof
Feb 26, 2010 - 01:19am PT
was good, huh?

I'm on the no TV plan.
I DO have THIS box of lights, though.

Maybe she could be in the 'Lympics? Just sayin'....;-)
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Feb 26, 2010 - 01:21am PT
In this age of split second finishes and contested decisions, it's refreshing to see someone miles ahead of the rest.
The user formerly known as stzzo

climber
Sneaking up behind you
Feb 26, 2010 - 02:56am PT
Anyone have a link to video? I've not found anything through Google...
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2010 - 06:07am PT
Really?
How can you tell?
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 26, 2010 - 10:27am PT
hey there all, say, i missed her... no tv... but i was at the neighbors, helping keep her company, during the short program and she was really shining very special that night...

i had really wanted to see how she'd do... say, great to hear
how wonderful it was!...

and as to what jan said:
wow, yes!

:)
Gene

Social climber
Feb 26, 2010 - 12:04pm PT
Stzzo,

Here's a link.

http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/assetid=e554cf17-5d3c-4531-9dc6-c9a9cf5eec06.html#queen+yu+na+crowned+kim+wins+gold

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Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Feb 26, 2010 - 12:37pm PT
Is she the one that did the Bond theme in the short Program? I thought that woman was amazing!
Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Feb 26, 2010 - 12:51pm PT
The Gold Medal winner, a 19 year old Korean skater, who lives and trains in Toronto, has publicly said that she feels that if she did not win the gold metal, her country would abandon her. It doesn't sound like fun being a Korean standard bearer.

The Silver Medal winner, a 19 year old Japanese skater, followed the Korean, who had just been awarded the highest point score ever awarded for a long program. No chance of Gold even if she completed two triple axel jumps in a program for the first time ever in a women's competition. She did complete the jumps and became the first women to every do so in International competition. Good enough for Silver. Any other past competition, it would have been Gold. The Japanese probably won't harm her.

The Bronze medal winner's, a 24 year old Canadian, mother died of heart attack (age 55) last Saturday has she was arriving in Vancouver to watch her daughter skate. She and her mom shared the dream of skating in the Olympics, so she continued. I think in both the short and long programs, she skated to a personal best.

So maybe it is just those wussy human heroics applied to a competition where skill and nerves are the only things judged. But I think that the underlying setting aside of uncertainty and fear and the ability to perform under duress is probably the same for these kids as it would be for another kid in the military to pull a wounded buddy to safety or a professional firefighter to pull someone from a fire.

Personally, the feeling I had while watching was sleepy. It was on really late for me.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2010 - 12:53pm PT
Thank you Roger.
Wes's function is pot stirring...
Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Feb 26, 2010 - 01:06pm PT
So, just for clarity, can you describe the feeling of "totally stunned?" How does it relate to partially stunned or just surprised? What happens to your mind and body if you are more than "totally stunned?" Do you ever get unstunned?
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2010 - 01:11pm PT
What happens to your mind and body if you are more than "totally stunned?" Do you ever get unstunned?


Damn, you Roger, I just spit coffee on my computer....
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Feb 26, 2010 - 01:30pm PT
Wonder how the amazing Kim Yu gets so much lift from legs so skinny. Man, is she fluid or what . . .

Inspired efforts by all the top ten.

JL
Fletcher

Trad climber
The beckoning silence
Feb 26, 2010 - 01:31pm PT
And don't forget the wonderful spirit of Mirai Nagasu who skated last! There was something powerful and moving (in a gamut of ways) in each of the last four skaters. I have always enjoyed figure skating, but it's not been my favorite by far. But this year was something else!

Eric
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