Skaters who Retired in 2012

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by FSWer, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. FSWer

    FSWer New Member

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    Say,who do we know for Skaters that Retired in 2012? Please include Discipline.
  2. danafan

    danafan Canadian ladies über

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    For Canada, Cynthia Phaneuf and Myriane Samson, both retired. They skated in ladies singles.
  3. fan

    fan Active Member

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    Mary Beth Marley, Pairs in the USA.
  4. danafan

    danafan Canadian ladies über

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    Samuel Contesti (Italy) and Kevin Vanderperren (Belgium), men's singles.
    Amanda Evora (USA), pairs.
  5. love_skate2011

    love_skate2011 Well-Known Member

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    Contesti, Ando, Lepisto, Phanuef
  6. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    Ando has not officially retired, as far as I know.
  7. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    FSWer, Laura Lepistö is a ladies' singles skater from Finland.
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    Kylie Duarte, pairs, US
    Alexis Miart, ice dance, France - he just kind of... left. I think he's done with competitive skating.
    Dan Zhang, pairs, China

    Everyone else I can think of has been mentioned.
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    Ari-Pekka Nurmenkari, singles men, Finland
  10. Jammers

    Jammers Well-Known Member

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    It's going to be sad when the 2013-14 season ends. Imagine the retirements then. :eek:
  11. Jeschke

    Jeschke Well-Known Member

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    dare you :p no official word until now. hope dies last.
  12. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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  13. danafan

    danafan Canadian ladies über

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    Oh that's too bad. I'll always remember how happy she was with her short program at 2010 worlds where she qualified to skate the free. Too bad she never reproduced that, but she will always have that moment.
  14. blancanieves

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    Is Ian Lorello still training/competing? I thought he was working with Lauri Bonacorsi at DSC, but haven't heard/seen anything about them for a long time.
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    The Accordion Well-Known Member

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    Emanuel Sandhu UNretired!
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    Kloe Chanel Bautista/Tyler Harris - both retired due to her injury
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    Davis/White, Virtue/Moir, Pechalat/Bourzat, Sav/Szol, Pang/Tong, Dai, Oda, Akiko, Mao probably, Yuna, Babou... oh dear, I'll suffer from a severe case of depression...

    :(
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    Thomas Sosniak, single men, France, retired in August
  19. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    I'm glad they had the experience of competing in the Senior Pairs event at 2012 US Nationals!

    Last I heard, Lorello may still be looking for a partner? They parted ways sometime last summer due to his injury and I believe Bonacorsi started college full-time at the Univ. of Pennsylvania.

    Jordan Cowan retired last year - he was 7th in Senior Dance at 2012 US Nationals with Anastasia Olson.

    Todd Gilles, who was 8th in Senior Dance at 2012 US Nationals with Emily Samuelson, also retired (for the second time).
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  20. mineko

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    Did Emily Samuelson also expressed her intention to retire the last summer? Not because she wanted to, but primarily because of Todd Gilles' retirement and difficulty finding another suitable partner.
  21. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    I think she did, she is coaching now, IIRC.
  22. mineko

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    Thanks, blue_idealist ;). I wish Emily the best luck.
  23. joeperryfan

    joeperryfan Well-Known Member

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    Yeah... figure skating(and individual sports in general) are cruel that way...
  24. Zemgirl

    Zemgirl Well-Known Member

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    We lucked out with relatively few retirements after Vancouver; at least some of the skaters mentioned might have left then. Post-Sochi will definitely be tough, even with new and exciting skaters coming up the ranks.
  25. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Here's how Emily Samuelson ended her public statement last June: http://www.facebook.com/notes/emily-samuelson/todd-and-my-end-of-partnership/10150959989667626
    She is continuing her studies at the University of Michigan and coaching in her spare time.
  26. mineko

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    ^^ That's a real classy statement from Emily. Very admirable.