I wish him continued success, I enjoyed his athleticism over the years.
Is it primarily a speed skating rink? They might be banked a bit?
Oh this is sad news.
Well, the best of luck to Kevin in all his future endeavors!
He is a real athlete and did the best he can, considering his natural abilities.
CONGARTS for this very good career !
And now that Jenna is staying eligible, Kevin can become the male Euro version of Lisa Thornton-Weiss .
He is one of my favorite skaters. I will miss him. But I'm happy his last performance as a competitive skater was so great.
Thank you for a lot of wonderful performance, Kevin. Remember Belgian men have two spots for 2013 Euro.
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It's amazing what he was able to do considering the little ice time he had and the few resources as compared to other countries. Belgian skating owes him a lot.
In my spare time, I like to interview figure skating legends.
What a great interview! Very honest, I love it.
I will miss his great jumps! When will we see a 3-3-3 like that again?
It reminds me of the story of the diva soprano (Caballe, IIRC?) who was given direction on where to move during her aria. Her reply was basically: I either sing or move, I don't do both at the same time.
We look forward to little Vandercorklles at the 2034 Olympics!
manleywoman, I hope if KvdP is ever somewhere that you can interview him (say with a Belgian skater at Worlds in Canada this coming year) that you will!
I´m so glad that his last performance at worlds was so good
Most memorable KVDP peformances???? Anyone?
I remember seeing him in an exhibition in The Netherlands years ago....and without the pressure of competition, (wish I could remember the music)...he had so much fun with the program and the audience! :-)
Great article. Not to change the topic too much here, but which female skater was he referring to who won Worlds with only 3 triples?
Never mind, I misread the article - he said a woman could win a competition with 3 triples, not that a woman did win Worlds with 3. My mistake