Friday, October 16, 2009
The Queen Reigns
Yu-Na debuted her lovely, entertaining James Bond short program today at the 2009 Trophee Eric Bompard, a competition which she now leads by over 16 points. The program is an excellent vehicle for her to develop throughout the season, and she appears to be extremely fit. My only criticism is in the step sequence; it starts off with all guns blazing, but the middle of it (2:50-2:54) slows down and loses the intensity that was so strong initially. However, I'm confident that this program will be even better in her later events. When comparing her "Dance Macabre" short program from Skate America to Worlds last year, one can see that every movement Kim does is stronger and richer at the latter event.
ETA: Also note that there are some new polls toward below my blog archive on the right side of the page.