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    Shen & Zhao set to retire for real

    Last show will be on June 17th. They plan to coach after that.
    http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/Fea...ting%2Bcouple/
    BARK LESS. WAG MORE.

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    Sad to see them retire, but I wish them well as coaches!
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    Lucky are those who can go to/see this!
    Thanks to them for sharing their commitment, gift, and joy in skating with the world.
    Much fulfillment and happiness to S and Z in the years ahead, whatever they undertake.

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    what ? Im confused
    didnt they retired after 2010

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    They are no longer going to participate in shows/Galas after this final one.

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    They've retired more times than Kevin van der Perren.

    Anyway, I wish them the best.

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    well, even though I love them and they have been my favorites since 2003, I am glad they aren't retiring of the figure skating world completely

    Besides, their galas and shows started to look the same since some years ago and I'm sure we will see them skate again in few years
    Congrats for all their accomplishments, China's pioneers and one of the all time greats!!

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    You do have to retire sometime. They have been fantastic ambassadors for the sport.
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    Now if only Pang and Tong will follow suit...

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    I'm sure they are thinking it is high for time for a baby Shen/Zao, as they are nearing 40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Japanfan View Post
    I'm sure they are thinking it is high for time for a baby Shen/Zao, as they are nearing 40.
    Xue Shen is 33, closer to 30 than to 40 (Zhao is 38). But after so many years together, it certainly makes sense that they would want to have a baby.

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    All the best to Shen & Zhao. I have seen them grown especially artistically and capping with the elusive Olympic gold was pure delight. Time to start a family and pass their wisdom, experience and passion to the younger generation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zemgirl View Post
    They've retired more times than Kevin van der Perren.

    Anyway, I wish them the best.

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    so sad to see them ritire they sure will be missed alot, i really loved them on the ice

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