No Olympics for Adrian Schultheiss

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by turquoiseblue, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. turquoiseblue

    turquoiseblue Member

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    Adrian announced that he has had to give up on his plans for the Sochi Olympics due to back problems. You can read a message for his fans from him and a translation of the press release on his official website.

    English: http://adrianschultheiss.com/news/12_13/june/20.html
    Japanese: http://adrianschultheiss.com/ja/news/12_13/june/20.html
    Swedish: http://adrianschultheiss.com/sv/news/12_13/june/20.html
    Russian: http://adrianschultheiss.com/ru/news/12_13/june/20.html

    For those who speak Swedish, here is a link to the press release published on the Swedish Figure Skating Association website on 19 June, 2013:
    Ingen Adrian Schultheiss i OS
     
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  2. Kelvster

    Kelvster Well-Known Member

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    sad to hear - the article sounds like a farewell to me (though of course i know he's not ruling out the possibility of competing at Euros in 2015). He's right in being satisfied with what he's achieved!
     
  3. Zemgirl

    Zemgirl Well-Known Member

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    Well, that's depressing. I was hoping to see him again - preferably with an original program or two.

    It's good that he remains involved in skating, and I hope he'll have much success in the future.
     
  4. shan

    shan Well-Known Member

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    :(
     
  5. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    That is too bad. I've always found his skating and music on the quirky side - sorta like a Scandinavian Ilia Klimkin. But guys like him keep it interesting. Sorry about his back.
     
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  6. SamuraiK

    SamuraiK Well-Known Member

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    So sad that he's giving up his dream beacuse of health problems. I wish him all the best and will miss his crazy programs.
     
  7. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    What a shame!
    I have enjoyed his skating whenever I've seen it.
    Good health and best wishes to him.
     
  8. overedge

    overedge where's the remote?

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    What Rex said. I'm glad to read that he's keeping involved as a coach (at least for now) - hopefully he can encourage his students to carry on with the quirk :)
     
  9. falling_dance

    falling_dance Hyracodontic

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    :( I'll miss his voidy performances. Best of luck to him in his future endeavors.
     
  10. caseyedwards

    caseyedwards Well-Known Member

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    This news stinks!!
     
  11. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    That sucks... I hope he becomes a choreographer. Too Voidy to Fail.
     
  12. lauravvv

    lauravvv Well-Known Member

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    This is really sad - for him, and for us, figure skating fans, who enjoyed watching his programs. His special style brought something different to competitive skating.
     
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  13. numbers123

    numbers123 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with lauravvv. I enjoyed his skating and quirkiness.
     
  14. rosewood

    rosewood Missing Mao

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    That's a depressing news.:( He has his own style and I enjoyed his performances so much. Best wishes to him.
     
  15. BittyBug

    BittyBug Kiteless

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    Rex - you captured my sentiments perfectly.

    It's always a shame when a skater is forced to stop competing due to injury, but I hope that he will find equally fulfilling activities, whether within the sport or in other arenas.
     
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  16. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    Gee, that's too bad. I wish him all the best & am glad he'll still stay involved with skating.
     
  17. immoimeme

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    Very sad. I wish him good health and give a huge THANK YOU for all the delicious voids! whee!
     
  18. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    Such a shame that he can't compete. Such an interesting and innovative skater. But I think he will make a very creative coach. :)
     
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  19. Finnice

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    Too bad for Adrian! I am among them who loved his voidy and different programs!
     
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  20. JasperBoy

    JasperBoy Heading for Helsinki

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    This is sad news. I always enjoyed his programs and was looking forward to seeing him skate again. Best of luck for his future endeavours.
     
  21. Evilynn

    Evilynn ((Swedish skating dudes))

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    Damned. :( I hope his back heals up, multiple back surgeries is no picnic. :/
     
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  22. leigh466

    leigh466 Well-Known Member

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    Very disappointed for poor Adrian. I hope he makes it back.
     
  23. TheIronLady

    TheIronLady New Member

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    You need to get beyond Klimkin one day. I met him out at a club last year with his wife, and he was nice. I can see the comparison looks- and physique-wise.
     
  24. Kasey

    Kasey Loving on babies!

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    Such a shame, I was hoping he'd be able to make it back. But, good for him for prioritizing the rest of his life over "right now". Poor guy, he was fantastically fun to watch. Wishing him the best of luck in his future endeavors.
     
  25. Southpaw

    Southpaw Saint Smugpawski

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    Aw, that really blows.
     
  26. BittyBug

    BittyBug Kiteless

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    What can Rex do? The EVILLE KLOWN has cast his spell. ;)
     
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