Just have to say that I find Kimmie's decline to be one of the most puzzling I've seen in figure skating history. From winning Skate America in the Fall of 07, to one month later (or less? can't remember) never managing to make it on an international or national podium again. Her performance level plummeted in about the span of a month and she was never able to regain her form. It all happened so quickly. I know the common explanation was her body changing, but she was already 18 years old, shouldn't her body have gone through all of the significant changes by that age? Also usually signifcant drops in performance level etc. happen in the off season not in mid-season.
Any thoughts? It just strikes me as an incredibly peculiar scenario.