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Dave of the North
06-05-2013, 12:34 AM
Best of luck in his future plans.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/opinion/2013/06/field-of-play-watching-alex-despatie-grow.html

http://www.tsn.ca/olympics/story/?id=424703

Alexandre of course, not Alexander...

Buzz
06-05-2013, 02:45 AM
Heard this on the news and very sad to hear it but good luck to him in whatever he does next.

AragornElessar
06-05-2013, 06:05 AM
I had a feeling after watching his interview in London that while this was in his near future plans, he wasn't doing it quite yet. He didn't say it, but I got the feeling he would hang in long enough for the Pan Ams in Toronto and then end his Diving career there and in Canada.

I guess the knees just can't take the pounding any longer, as it sounds like Alex came to this decision after his latest knee surgery.

Felicitations Le Petit Prince/Roi!!

You have always been a Class Act and amazing Ambassador for Canada on the World Stage. Thanks for the wonderful memories and Good Luck w/all coming your way in the Future!!!

BigB08822
06-05-2013, 05:35 PM
I'll miss him. He was truly the full package. ;)

judgejudy27
06-05-2013, 05:37 PM
A true legend. It is sad he never got the Olympic Gold medal, he definitely deserved one.

orbitz
06-06-2013, 12:43 AM
Is his package also retiring?

Alixana
06-06-2013, 04:29 AM
Is his package also retiring?

:rofl::rofl: hubby wants to know why I'm laughing so I read him this thread. Hubby: "oh great, now I have a visual of his package competing on springboard on its own." God, I love this man. :rofl::rofl: