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Shen & Zhao set to retire for real

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by LilJen, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. LilJen

    LilJen Reaching out with my hand sensitively

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  2. ChelleC

    ChelleC Well-Known Member

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    Sad to see them retire, but I wish them well as coaches!
     
  3. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. love_skate2011

    love_skate2011 Well-Known Member

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    what ? Im confused
    didnt they retired after 2010 :confused:
     
  5. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    They are no longer going to participate in shows/Galas after this final one.
     
  6. Zemgirl

    Zemgirl Well-Known Member

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    They've retired more times than Kevin van der Perren. :p

    Anyway, I wish them the best.
     
  7. robinhood

    robinhood Active Member

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    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:
     
  8. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Hates both vegemite and peanut butter

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    You do have to retire sometime. They have been fantastic ambassadors for the sport.
     
  9. carriemarie

    carriemarie Active Member

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    Now if only Pang and Tong will follow suit...
     
  10. Japanfan

    Japanfan Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure they are thinking it is high for time for a baby Shen/Zao, as they are nearing 40.
     
  11. Zemgirl

    Zemgirl Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  12. spikydurian

    spikydurian Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  13. tut88

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    :D
     
  14. Amy03

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    so sad to see them ritire they sure will be missed alot, i really loved them on the ice