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LilJen
06-03-2012, 04:31 PM
Last show will be on June 17th. They plan to coach after that.
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/Feature/2012/06/02/Last%2Bbig%2Bshow%2Bfor%2Bfabled%2Bskating%2Bcoupl e/

ChelleC
06-03-2012, 04:37 PM
Sad to see them retire, but I wish them well as coaches!

skatesindreams
06-03-2012, 04:40 PM
Lucky are those who can go to/see this!
Thanks to them for sharing their commitment, gift, and joy in skating with the world.
Much fulfillment and happiness to S and Z in the years ahead, whatever they undertake.

love_skate2011
06-03-2012, 05:14 PM
what ? Im confused
didnt they retired after 2010 :confused:

skatesindreams
06-03-2012, 05:25 PM
They are no longer going to participate in shows/Galas after this final one.

Zemgirl
06-03-2012, 05:54 PM
They've retired more times than Kevin van der Perren. :P

Anyway, I wish them the best.

robinhood
06-03-2012, 09:37 PM
well, even though I love them and they have been my favorites since 2003, I am glad they aren't retiring of the figure skating world completely

Besides, their galas and shows started to look the same since some years ago :scream: and I'm sure we will see them skate again in few years;)
Congrats for all their accomplishments, China's pioneers and one of the all time greats!!:hat1:

Aussie Willy
06-03-2012, 11:41 PM
You do have to retire sometime. They have been fantastic ambassadors for the sport.

carriemarie
06-04-2012, 01:53 AM
Now if only Pang and Tong will follow suit...

Japanfan
06-04-2012, 09:08 AM
I'm sure they are thinking it is high for time for a baby Shen/Zao, as they are nearing 40.

Zemgirl
06-04-2012, 09:20 AM
I'm sure they are thinking it is high for time for a baby Shen/Zao, as they are nearing 40.
Xue Shen is 33, closer to 30 than to 40 (Zhao is 38). But after so many years together, it certainly makes sense that they would want to have a baby.

spikydurian
06-04-2012, 09:27 AM
All the best to Shen & Zhao. I have seen them grown especially artistically and capping with the elusive Olympic gold was pure delight. Time to start a family and pass their wisdom, experience and passion to the younger generation.

tut88
06-07-2012, 01:00 PM
They've retired more times than Kevin van der Perren. :P

Anyway, I wish them the best.

:D

Amy03
06-07-2012, 04:04 PM
so sad to see them ritire they sure will be missed alot, i really loved them on the ice