Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by fan, Jan 13, 2014.
Posting confirmed 2014 retirements. I believe Rachael flatter has officially Retired.
Stupid autocorrect. I meant flatt
Joelle Forte also confirmed this Nationals was her last competition.
Yes, according to her FB/this article, this was her last nationals: http://gazette.com/ramsey-rachael-f...dbye-from-competitive-skating/article/1512416
I was saddened that the broadcast didn't breathe a word about Rachael. Didn't air any of her skating. Not one acknowledgement. I know she's been out with injury, and that she didn't skate her best, but she was a prominent skater for 5+ years (on the senior circuit alone). Oh well. Rachael seems very much at peace, and she will certainly find great success in her life.
Oh Azerbeijani Federation, why did you fail her?
any day now they'll find her paperwork
Pechalat/Bourzat said that Olympics will be their last competition and they will be retiring afterwards regardless of the result.
Just in time for Sochi!
Yeah, I thought it was an inglorious send off to a more deserving gal. Well, for those who missed it, here is her short program: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOAAtKDTLRU
She skated with a real passion and seemed to be much more into her performance than she has been for a long time.
Still, what kept going through my mind as I was watching this was: 'Obertsdorf Adult/Masters Competition'
I have never been a fan of Rachael, but I respect her hard work.
She skated with real passion in Boston and it was nice to see her really skate with abandon.
Also, she had two of the most beautiful costumes.
Good luck Rachael. I'm sure she'll be super successful in whatever she does.
Rachael wants to be an orthopedic surgeon. I am sure she will and become the first orthopedic surgeon with a nice personality.
Nobunari Oda. I'm still not over it.
x a million.
I wonder what will happen with Christina and Agnes. I suppose both of them will have to take some time to recover from what happened but I would suppose both will continue with College. Wonder what Sam will do? All the ladies are young enough for 2018, they might take some time off then try in 2016 to make the team.
We will likely lose Carolina, Yuna, Mao, Akiko, Korpi,etc this year. And Leonova will de facto be pushed out in the next quad. Alot of new faces probably
Carolina Zhang too - I wonder if she will retire.
For men Jeremey is retiring as is Dai
Jeremy Ten is retiring I think.. Amelie Lacoste maybe..
Ain't that the truth.
Yep they forgot about Flatt just like Nagasu. Sad day for skating.
Korpi says she wants to go for 1 more year post-Sochi and then retire. She obviously won't be at Olympics or Worlds this year. Still, she seems to spend more time battling injuries than skating, so that may not even happen
Davis and White were pretty clear this was their last year.
I expect Gao is done.
What do Denny and Coughlin do? I don't think they will be able to stay on top for 4 more years. Heck Haven could overtake her by then
Brian Joubert also said this is his final season.
Well, since Midori Ito has been at that competition a few times, it's not a bad thing.
Rachael showed real joy of skating. I hope she is proud of her career as a skater, and I'd LOVE to see her at some adult nats in the future.
Verner supposedly said that the Olympics would be his last competition.
We'll know more in a month (and even more in 2 months)...
I've always liked Miki but I don't feel too upset about her retirement. She won Worlds twice, a great achievement when skating during the Yuna-Mao-Carolina era, and she now has a new life looking after her baby. She always seemed a very emotional young woman who suffered badly when things (such as the relationship with Morozov) went wrong, so I hope she can find some happiness away from skating.
Pluschenko? No wait....
Haven could overtake her by next season.
Heh. They have the technology. They can rebuild him.
What about Volosozhar/Trankov?
Savchenko/Szolkowy are definitely retiring I think.
Is Kozuka retiring?