Lepistö´s career unclear

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Finnice, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Finnice

    Finnice Well-Known Member

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    Ok, finally some official information about Laura Lepistö, and not good.:(
    Her manager Erkki Alaja says that it isvery very unclear when she can compete again, because the nerves on her leg have not healed.

    It is still when she can compete, not if she can compete, but still:(:wuzrobbed:(

    She already has all colours of European medals plus a World bronze:respec:, but it feels that she could have achieved so much more. She is still only 23.

    Let´s hope for the best. It does not look good now.
     
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  2. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

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    Laura! :wuzrobbed :wuzrobbed This is not good!
     
  3. pani

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  4. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    What a shame!
    Wishing Laura a full recovery.

    If she wishes to compete again, I hope she is able to do so.
     
  5. sweetsparky

    sweetsparky Well-Known Member

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    :( It´s a pity her leg is not still healed, I hope she can fully recover.

    She has really achieved a lot, but, as Finnice has said, she´s still very young, so I hope she can delight us with her beautiful skating again.
     
  6. oleada

    oleada Well-Known Member

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    What a complete shame. She is a lovely skater, and it will be heartbreaking if she does not achieve all she can in the sport. She was only just starting to come into her own.
     
  7. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

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    Lovely Laura :wuzrobbed
     
  8. jlai

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    Well, she got several Euro medals plus a world bronze. It'll be v tough to get on the world podium again, and she's 23. So even if she doesn't compete anymore, she still has a great career. (Of course I'd love to see her continue skating!)
     
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  9. modern_muslimah

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    Aww. :( I hope she can eventually heal and compete again. I love her skating! She's too good not to have another go.
     
  10. DimaToe

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    I really hope that we can see her again, but no matter how things go she really was a trailblazer for Finnish skating, 6th at the olympics, world bronze medal, European title plus a silver and bronze, not too shabby :cool:. Im excited about the incoming generation, but im sad about what's happening, with Miki, Yuna, and now Laura's possible absence at upcoming worlds, im not ready for them to leave :-(
     
  11. Jenna

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    Saddening, but we have to be realistic here. She would probably never be able to step on a world podium again.
     
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    :( This is sad. I loved her style and her smooth skating. Each year, since her senior debut, she seemed to get better and better.

    I hope she does make a full recovery, not so much for her career, but for a healthy life beyond skating.
     
  14. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    I really hope she doesn't have to retire.
     
  15. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    Such a shame that she may have to end her career like that. I would have love to see what she could achieve.
     
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    I really hope it, too!

    Laura loves skating and wants to skate!
     
  18. Hedwig

    Hedwig Rarely here anymore but I try to be better!

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    This is a thread I really didn't want to see. :(

    I wish Laura all the best. Her health is more important than her career and even though I hope with all my heart that we will see her again competitively she should be proud at what she achieved so far and listen to her body.

    Sigh, poor Finland. After already losing Jenni now the danger of losing Laura...
     
  19. paskatefan

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    :respec:
     
  20. lowtherlore

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    She's a lovely lady and very accomplished skater. I always liked her skating and I hope we get to see her back in competition.

    She's young, and I've seen some cases where peripheral/limb pain or uneasiness was linked to a problem in other unexpected area, and cured by relatively simple therapy or surgery. If her problem is persistent, I wish she's open to different opinions, including those from oriental medicine.
     
  21. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka Gettin' my sass out

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    Noooo. Health comes first, but I really hope she can skate competitively again.

    All the best, Laura!
     
  22. Evilynn

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    Oh, that really sucks. :( I really hope she can recover, although health obviously comes first I'd hate for her to end her career that way. :(
     
  23. peibeck

    peibeck Counting down the days 'til Skate America

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    :wuzrobbed

    Is she likely to coach or choreograph if she cannot continue competing? She has such lovely skating skills, perhaps she help pass them on to a younger generation of Finnish skaters?
     
  24. Iceman

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    nerves on her leg have not healed??? Exactly what is her injury?
     
  25. Finnice

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    That is the reason given.
     
  26. VIETgrlTerifa

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    I'm not a big fan of Laura, but I hate it when a skater or any athlete is forced to retire due to injury. I hope she recovers and can compete again.