Yeah, actually that's what I've felt many times after Oly.
In recent years, she looks happy most when competition was over (at least to me ).
I know the reason - she was under huge pressure - , but I was sad to know that she doesn't enjoy competing.
I know competing is not only enjoyment but also stress. But if you can hardly enjoy the thrill, it's too hard.
That's why I've thought she might be better to skip whole season or retire (if she really wants).
I really wanted to watch the video of this interview!!!
I always want to know her face expression and tone of voice during interview.
Written and edited article by media tells us only limited part of the interview. And it sometimes causes misunderstanding.
I agree, watching the Chosun Ilbo interview video was very interesting, not so much for the replies (which we knew), but the way she said things. A couple of comments:
1) the atmosphere of the Chosun interview almost seemed like a therapy session, like Yuna was talking to herself aloud, thinking through her many feelings and impressions even as she spoke. I haven't seen any vid of the Bazaar interview, but the mood and dynamics could well have been very different. For whatever reason, it's apparent to me that Yuna chose to use this interview as a kind of open soliloquy with herself.
2) my personal view is that it is a mistake to think that any one interview or discussion encapsulates everything that the interlocutor is thinking and feeling. From our own individual experiences, we know this is true for people in general. We can talk with a friend on a certain day, and that she might pour out anxieties and frustrations about, say, her boyfriend. And then you talk to her a few days later and she might be laughing and buoyant about it.
The fact that one cannot really know the totality of a person's experience from a limited, snapshot view is probably even more true for public figures, who know very well that their words are foremost for public consumption. I therefore frequently caution myself against reading too much into what I see; often, they may be a reflection of our own predispositions than of the subject herself.