Yuka is such a fantastic skater, but as a competitor she wasn't that strong. Despite her amazing skills, she always came up short in the biggest competitions, except at 1994 Worlds. So I think when she won there, it was just a good, natural place to end her career. It gave her the chance to keep skating and making money as a pro while not having to deal with the stress of amateur competition, which she didn't enjoy anyway. Jeff Buttle, another amazing skater who didn't enjoy competition, made the same choice after winning 2008 Worlds.