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Yuna Kim “Tears fell just because I was on the podium”
[IS plus On Nuri] 2011-04-30 



 
Q: You made a mistake on your triple salchow ? double toe loop. 
“I was nervous. My legs were shaky and I was a bit hesitant going into the triple flip.
But I’m happy that I finished my program well. I don’t have any regrets about my performance.
I’m happy that I did my best and got through the World Championships.”


 
Q: Do you think that your 1 year absence was the reason?
“That may have had an influence but I’m not sure.”


 
Q: Are you happy to come back? What are your future plans?
“I’m happy that the competition is over. I’m also happy that I battled through a tough time.”



Q: A tough time? Why?
“I had a lot to think about after the Olympics, whether I would continue to compete or not.
At first I thought ‘Why? What for?’ but after a while it changed to ‘I think I can do it again’.


 
Q: What are your plans for the future?
“For now I’m happy that the competition is over. For the moment I’ll go back to Korea to prepare for the ice show.”


 
Q: You shed tears on the podium. Why?
“Tears started to fall just for the fact that I was standing there on the podium.
I don’t know exactly why I cried, tears just started streaming down.
I think I was emotional because I was on the podium after a long time after all the difficult things I’ve been through.”


 
Q: You picked Korean music for your free skating.
“Choosing Korean music was a new challenge in itself. We had to really think how to deliver that image(Korean mucsic) to the world.
I tried to focus on expressing the music and my gratefulness to my fans, rather than doing Korean moves.
I thank the Korean fans who came all the way here to support me.”



Q: How did it feel after returning after a long absence? 
“I thought I would feel different 
It’s difficult to enjoy (competing) but out of all the competitions I’ve been through, this was the one that I felt most at ease and calm.”


■ Translation ⓒ abyss / FEVERSKATING 
 

 


 

Additional Q&A 

Q: You and your fans must have had expectations for gold. 
“I’m satisfied with my performance. 
I lost by a small margin but I wasn’t competing just for the sake of a gold medal. 
I battled through a hard time but I pulled though and I’m here.”


 
Q: It’s a bit early, but what are your plans for next season?
“I just finished my long program. Right now I want to rest. 
Stop for a moment, not stopping forever, but I’ll focus on the PyeongChang bid for now.”

 
 
Q: Your new programs were received well. Are you a bit upset that they were only skated once?
“A little bit. But still have a lot to show my fans and myself.”


 
Q: Were you more relaxed competing compared to the past? 
“It wasn’t difficult preparing because I didn’t have huge expectations or overburden myself.
Just before the Olympics was the most difficult.”


■ Translation ⓒ abyss / FEVERSKATING 
■ The Original: [sports khan] http://sports.khan.co.kr/news/sk_index.html?cat=view&art_id=201104302242324&sec_id=530101&pt=nv






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