Sunday, July 29, 2012

Ashley Wagner's 2012/2013 free skate

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A new challenge for Carolina Kostner

After a brilliant season in which Carolina shined winning almost every competition she was involved in, there were rumours saying that she could have retired now, at the age of 25 and after ten years of senior competitive skating.

Although, Carolina had decided to keep skating in the competitive circuit until Sochi Olympics in 2014.
She said: "It won't be an easy challenge, therefore I hope you will keep supporting me the way you did through all of these years"

Indeed female figure skating of the next two years will be well more challenging than the past two: with the comeback of Yuna Kim and Miki Ando, the uprise of Ashley Wagner and Akiko Suzuki along with the new coming Russian wonders the competitions will get tougher and tougher.

Anyway, Carolina knows how to highlight her strengths and with maturity on her side, I hope she will keep on doing well as she did in the past year.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Yuna Kim back to competition

Yuna Kim had announced that she will be back to competions and will retire after the Sochi Olympics.

After a gap year, she annouced in a press conference in Seoul that she had struggled finding a motivation for coming back after the 2010 Olympics.
"After Vancouver, I couldn't find a bigger goal for myself as a figure skater, but expectations from fans kept growing, I had no idea just how much harder I had to train to stay in form, and I was afraid that I would let so many people down if I made mistakes in competition" 

Yuna said she has found her motivation while training in Seoul with younger skaters. "I was inspired by their hard work. It also gave the drive to keep going, and I decided I had some business left to take care of".

"I decided I could lower my own expectations and adjust my goal so I can simply skate for myself"

Yuna will attend the Olympics in Sochi where she will be the defending champion. After that, she said she would retire.

"Sochi will not be an end but a new beginning. It will be a new start for me as I pursue new dreams and take o new challeges"