There are a several Italian articles reporting that Carolina is considering to quit competitive skating. Nothing is official yet, apparently there is a press conference scheduled for the beginning of next week where she will announce her future plans.
Here is one article: http://www.ansa.it/web/notizie/rubri...ce=twitterfeed
It would be a great loss to figure skating if Carolina were to really quit at this point.
But to choose to quit on a high note may also be the decision of a very wise person. (I am thinking Fumie.)
If she leave competition, I hope to enjoy her skating in shows!
As much as i would be sad if Carolina chose to retire now, it may be a good move. And if she is not skating well enough to possibly match her brilliant last season, i would be disappointed all the time
I want her to stay, but only if she continues to skate well like this past season. We dont want to see another 2009-2010 season from her
Out of veteran ladies(Caro, Rochette, Ando, Suzuki, Czisny etc.), IMO the most brilliant skater is about to leave first.
Last edited by t.mann; 07-06-2012 at 05:08 PM.
The Jeffrey Buttle approach, and it worked for him. I'm sure Carolina would have no problem keeping busy even she ends her competitive career, though for my own selfish reasons I hope she stays through Sochi to hopefully go out with a good Olympic experience.
I must say, she seemed kind of undecided. I'm sure her federation will try to persuade her to stick around longer. I guess we'll have to wait a bit longer to find out...
The difference with Buttle was he already had Chan who had defeated him once at Nationals. Who does Caro have that is of her level nationally.
I think with so many veterans coming back she may feel that she has no chance at Olys and prefer to be done on the high note!
However, nothing is official yet so we will have to wait till the press conference.
I thought she was just getting into her zone. I hope she doesn't retire. She still has so much to offer
Last edited by lauravvv; 07-07-2012 at 02:06 AM.
I don't want her to retire because I love her skating but I understand if she does it. If she wants to quit on a high note and no longer has the motivation to compete, more power to her. I just wish her the best, whatever she does.
I really hope Carolina doesn't retire, but I understand her reasoning if she does.
Once Marchei will retire, a golden era for Italian single skating will end (the beginning of the end was Contesti retiring), and she's likely to retire right after Sochi (she's from 1986)
It's too bad if Carolina retires, but at least it will give Valentina Marchei the chance to go to an Olympics. Btw, who is Carolina's boyfriend?
Alex Schwazer - they've been together for a long time.
Marchei deserves to finally go to the Olympics and I hope she does, whether Kostner retires or not. If Kostner doesn't retire, I'm sure Italy will have at least two spots in Sochi, if not three.
This season was the very first time I started to like Carolina's skating. Her programs where beautiful and she was finally skating with emotions. I'll be sad if she decides to retire because now I finally enjoy her skating and I would like to see more of it. Also, her skating skills are really on top of their game now. In the past, she tended to lost control sometimes because of her huge speed. Now, she is in total control. If she could only regain her tough jumps she would be a complete package. Nevertheless, I understand if she wants to retire now, on a high note.
International Figure Skating posted on their Facebook that apparently Carolina is currently in Canada getting her programs done. I can't wait to find out which music she will be skating to and hope we will find out soon!
Her next appearance will be her skating show "Opera on Ice" where she will perform together with Stéphane to "Romeo and Juliet". I also read somewhere that she will skate a Senior B sometime in December before Italian Nationals.