Pictures from Wednesday, Feb 4, 2009 Warm-up
One of the moments of the competition will be to see Japan’s Mao Asada, the defending world champion, and rival Yu-Na Kim of Korea, a two-time world bronze medallist, go head to head.
In their last meeting at the Grand Prix Final, it was Asada who took the gold in a show of steely determination. All things being equal and with a clean skate from both skaters, it should be Kim who takes the title in Vancouver with her mesmerizing musicality, grace and superb technicality.
News article link Ladies event will be the highlight of Four Continents
English Donga link from Korea:Skating Star Kim to Face Rival Asada in Canada
Feb 4 Warm-up pictures:
Yu-Na will skate her Danse Macabre short program -- same one she skated in Everett Washington at Skate America earlier this season.
See that skate on YouTube Danse Macabre - Yu-Na Kim Skate America 2008