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siberia82
02-18-2011, 06:14 AM
I found a couple of articles which elaborate a bit more on how Kristoffer is feeling at the moment:

http://www.gp.se/sport/1.553787-berntsson-petad-fran-vm-funderar-pa-att-sluta

http://www.expressen.se/sport/1.2334005/petad-i-vm-nu-kan-berntsson-lagga-av


A blogger for ekuriren.se lamented over the fact that we will not see Koffe in Tokyo; I share her pain! :(: http://ekuriren.se/bloggar/dansbloggen/1.843113-dansbloggen?blogPostAction=view_post&postingId=19.263964



It is sad if he now ends his competitive career. I will miss him!

Me too! :wuzrobbed I very much doubt the folks who run the Canadian Stars on Ice tour would ever consider hiring an OES like Berntsson as a guest skater for their show, so I'd probably never see him perform again if he chose to retire... :fragile:


While Kris may be ready to move on with his life, I nevertheless think it would be a very nice gesture to let him know how much we appreciate that he continued to compete for one more season. :respec: :encore: You can send him snail mail at:


Swedish Figure Skating Association
Idrottens Hus
Fiskartorpsvägen 15A
114 73 Stockholm
Sweden

MissE113
02-19-2011, 02:58 AM
Secretly I keep hoping he and Sasha Cohen will pair up as a dance team. Neither of them are consistent w/their jumps but love their choreo! :D

siberia82
02-20-2011, 03:50 PM
Secretly I keep hoping he and Sasha Cohen will pair up as a dance team. Neither of them are consistent w/their jumps but love their choreo! :D

You can always suggest this option to Kristoffer in a fan letter. ;) He once said in an AbsoluteSkating.com article that he'd never want a figure skating partner, but we can always try to change his mind! :lol: At least for me, it would be kind of funny if he took the ice dancing route because I was Fedor Andreev's biggest fan during the 2008/2009 season, and look what happened to him. :P



As some of you may have noticed, I've been busy working on an English translation for the Filter article, and I was wondering if a Koffeholic can shed some light on an unexpected statement which appeared on Berntsson's profile: "...gold at seven Swedish Championships (along with an additional two which were not counted when there were too few competitors)..."

This is my question to you guys:


Two of Koffe's national titles don't "count"??! :huh: I'm assuming that "too few competitors" would be 2 or less, but that would mean Filip Stiller's 3 wins (1998, 2001, 2002) and Adrian's 2005 gold medal are also "invalid". Moreover, Kris was the victor at three Swedish Nationals where he had only one other challenger (1999, 2000, 2007), so shouldn't he be a 6-time national champion (and not 7 as the author claims?) :confused:

TAHbKA
02-20-2011, 04:16 PM
siberia, first of all thanks for translating.

As for your question - are you taking for granted the info in "Filter" is necessarily correct?

siberia82
02-21-2011, 04:43 PM
Who else is loving the fact that the reporter for "Isens ensamhet" described Kristoffer as Swedish figure skating's "stora svärmorsdröm" (translation: "great mother-in-law's dream", or "perfect son-in-law" if you prefer a less wordy description in English)? Considering that quite a few of his fans actually do want to marry him, it's an apt description! ♥ :swoon:



siberia, first of all thanks for translating.

You're welcome. :) So now I know at least you and aemeraldrainc are reading it. :D


As for your question - are you taking for granted the info in "Filter" is necessarily correct?

I did cross my mind that the author may have made mistake, but it would be a very strange error. No normal person would assume that two of Koffe's wins at Swedish Nationals are not considered official. It makes you wonder where the journalist obtained this information.

TAHbKA
02-21-2011, 07:25 PM
I did cross my mind that the author may have made mistake, but it would be a very strange error. No normal person would assume that two of Koffe's wins at Swedish Nationals are not considered official. It makes you wonder where the journalist obtained this information.

Well, having some experience with the Russian press I only trust 2-3 journalists and assume the rest write total crap without even consulting the wiki. It might be the case with the `Filter' journalist as well, I reckon?

siberia82
02-24-2011, 10:36 PM
Gah, it's so sad for me to read that Kristoffer considered figure skating to be "ridiculous and geeky" (his own words), and became physically ill whenever he had to do "theatrical" exercises on the ice. :fragile: According to the article, he only worked on his presentation skills when he realized that he was probably never going to master the quad. Isn't it terribly ironic that Koffe ended up being admired by FS fans around the world for his creativity and musicality?



It might be the case with the `Filter' journalist as well, I reckon?

Yeah, you might be right. I've just caught an error in the text. The author stated that Kristoffer dominated the Swedish Nationals for five years prior to Adrian's victory in 2005, but he obviously forgot that Filip won the event in 2001 and 2002. :shuffle:

siberia82
03-07-2011, 12:10 AM
Kristoffer made an appearance in Stockholm earlier today to promote the upcoming Stockholm on Ice show. After the bitter end to his season, I must say that it's really nice to see his sunny smile in the photo! :): http://iof2.idrottonline.se/SvenskaKonstakningsforbundet/Media/Nyhetsarkiv/KristofferKungenavKungsan/

This is the "quick and dirty" English translation by Google Translate: http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=sv&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fiof2.idrottonline.se%2FSvenskaKonst akningsforbundet%2FMedia%2FNyhetsarkiv%2FKristoffe rKungenavKungsan%2F Since I'm still working on the "Isens ensamhet" article, I would be extremely grateful if someone could translate this article properly.

siberia82
03-07-2011, 05:46 AM
I found a Japanese blog which contains photos of Koffe and Filip Stiller at Stockholm! :rollin: http://blog.goo.ne.jp/essingen/e/ec3e73f05714abf1bf69f98801bf7b9a

Google Translate does an absolutely dreadful job of translating Japanese into English, so I sincerely hope a Japanese speaker on this forum is willing to tell us what the blogger wrote.

siberia82
03-09-2011, 03:35 AM
Kristoffer updated his blog earlier today! :biggrinbo It includes a really cool photo of him in his MJ costume :cool:, and the photographer is actually the same as in the "Isens ensamhet" article (I recognize the name). He talks about Europeans, Nordics and his future: http://www.landvetterkk.com/Kristoffer/My_thoughts/Entries/2011/3/8_Europeans%2C_the_Nordics_and_the_Future.html



ETA: I started a separate thread for this retirement announcement: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=77918