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sk9tingfan
11-30-2010, 07:30 PM
http://www.universalsports.com/news/article/newsid=503234.html

She's officially out of Worlds

MikiAndoFan#1
11-30-2010, 07:38 PM
:wuzrobbed

oleada
11-30-2010, 07:39 PM
I'll be shocked if Joannie ever competes again to be honest :(

alilou
11-30-2010, 07:44 PM
This was obvious once she committed to the entire US and CDN SOI tours.

Sad for me :(, but very happy for Joannie that she's getting so many opportunities to skate and have a good professional career :)

olympic
11-30-2010, 07:46 PM
I think Joannie has achieved her goals on the competitive scene - World and Olympic Medalist, and the death of her mother probably put a strain on her, she really has nothing else to prove.

euterpe
11-30-2010, 07:52 PM
Not at all surprised. I'm glad she's doing what is best for her.

krenseby
11-30-2010, 08:11 PM
I think Joannie has achieved her goals on the competitive scene - World and Olympic Medalist, and the death of her mother probably put a strain on her, she really has nothing else to prove.

I think she has the potential to really shine as an exhibition skater. The exhibitions I've seen her do before are outstanding.

nubka
11-30-2010, 08:44 PM
I'm glad that she is enjoying what she is doing now. That's the main thing! :)

Andrushka
11-30-2010, 09:41 PM
I am not surprised she's not going to compete this season.She took a terrible emotional blow with the death of her mother.She really is a beautiful skater.I enjoy her skating and I wish her the best in whatever she decides to do with her career.

Jot the Dot Dot
11-30-2010, 10:48 PM
I'm disappointed in the situation, but not in Joannie. Her resilience throughout all this is remarkable.

museksk8r
11-30-2010, 11:15 PM
I'm disappointed in the situation, but not in Joannie. Her resilience throughout all this is remarkable.

I'm disappointed in the situation too. It always ticks me off whenever I see anyone refer to her Olympic bronze as a "pity medal." :EVILLE: Also, she had a very legitimate shot of being the first Canadian woman since Karen Magnussen in 1973 to win a World title last season. It's certainly understandable that her heavy loss took too much of an emotional toll on her to be able to come back for a World Championship after such a stressful Olympics. The 2010 World Championships will always have a "what if" effect on me when I think back on Rochette's career. Heck, the way things have panned out so far with the ladies this season, a healthy, trained Joannie could win 2011 Worlds too.

RunnersHigh
11-30-2010, 11:47 PM
Not at all surprised. I'm glad she's doing what is best for her.

ITA but OTOH :(

ichiro
11-30-2010, 11:50 PM
I'm happy for Joannie, but also sad that we won't see her in competion this season.

Really
12-01-2010, 12:42 AM
She may come back. In the article I read, she was quoted as saying she wanted to maintain her eligible status. However, good for her for taking time to do the things she wants to do and skating on her own terms.

leafygreens
12-01-2010, 12:52 AM
She has accomplished a lot and I agree, she doesn't have to prove anything else at this point.