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    Czisny Ends Season


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    Sad! From the article it sounds like it's not due to injury. She is burned out and doesn't want to compete anymore. It's almost like 'end of an era'. She will make a fabulous exhibition/pro skater.

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    Not surprising but still sad.
    I meant to take the high road.... but I missed the exit.

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    That's a shame. I wish her well.

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    If anyone would like to send Alissa a message of support: http://figureskatersonline.com/aliss.../site/contact/

    This is her official FB fan page: https://www.facebook.com/alissa.czisny
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    IMHO, she could have saved her sponsors' money, her coaches' time and effort and saved herself a year of agony had she accepted her fate when diagnosed and retired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PairSk8Fan View Post
    IMHO, she could have saved her sponsors' money, her coaches' time and effort and saved herself a year of agony had she accepted her fate when diagnosed and retired.
    So sweet! Please be sure to send her a message of support.

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    What an attitude, PairSk8Fan
    UGH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post
    Sad! From the article it sounds like it's not due to injury. She is burned out and doesn't want to compete anymore.
    I don't share your interpretation - from the press release:

    "It's a tough decision for me not to compete at sectionals this week. I've given my very best to make a full recovery and a successful comeback to competition, but I'm simply not yet completely prepared to be competitive. I've made great progress, and all the elements are returning, but it's been slow and I cannot rush the process without risking further injury.
    ... It breaks my heart that I will not be competing this season."
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    That is very disappointing. I hope she has a successful show career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PairSk8Fan View Post
    IMHO, she could have saved her sponsors' money, her coaches' time and effort and saved herself a year of agony had she accepted her fate when diagnosed and retired.
    One year is tiny compared to a lifetime of what-ifs. And you act as if her coaches were victims. They were compensated for their time and have no reason to be upset, nor do you, for that matter.

    It definitely sounds like the injury held her back this year. She must be devastated. Hopefully she has a strong support system and can talk to other skaters who went on to live healthy, happy lives despite never making the Olympics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PairSk8Fan View Post
    IMHO, she could have saved her sponsors' money, her coaches' time and effort and saved herself a year of agony had she accepted her fate when diagnosed and retired.
    I think it's pretty clear that Alissa loves to skate. While qualifying for the Olympics was clearly her goal, I don't think there's anything wrong with her making the attempt to come back from injury, even if it was a long shot.

    I'm not sure I agree with the poster who said she sounded burned out. Senior ladies at mids was shaping up to be very competitive, and it sounds like Alissa was not in the form she wanted to be to have the best shot at qualifying for nationals. Better to withdraw than to not qualify, at this point in her career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatesindreams View Post
    What an attitude, PairSk8Fan
    UGH!
    Yeah? Why? Because I would not wish the year of physical and emotional agony she went through on anyone?

    Skating fans are totally selfish and greedy. Most of you just could not give up wanting to see her skate, even if it meant she would be suffering.

    GFY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PairSk8Fan View Post
    Yeah? Why? Because I would not wish the year of physical and emotional agony she went through on anyone?
    I think the way your phrased it, with her well-being being the last concern made it seem a bit heartless; though perhaps you didn't mean it that way. Her sponsors weren't withdrawing their money, so clearly they didn't think it was wasted, and her coaches weren't doing this pro-bono (or at least they aren't usually) so their time wasn't wasted, it was paid for. Saving a year of agony is the only reason to wish she called it quits sooner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    I don't share your interpretation - from the press release:

    "It's a tough decision for me not to compete at sectionals this week. I've given my very best to make a full recovery and a successful comeback to competition, but I'm simply not yet completely prepared to be competitive. I've made great progress, and all the elements are returning, but it's been slow and I cannot rush the process without risking further injury.
    ... It breaks my heart that I will not be competing this season."
    I must have rushed when I read it, and must have skipped this portion.

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    Wishing Alissa a long and injury-free professional career in skating, if that's what she wants. She is exquisite. Wishing her a happy life wherever it takes her.
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    I'm sad but I wish her the best and hope she gets some great show skating opportunities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PairSk8Fan View Post
    IMHO, she could have saved her sponsors' money, her coaches' time and effort and saved herself a year of agony had she accepted her fate when diagnosed and retired.
    I can't blame her for trying again and again for a long time until she was convinced that she can't be competitive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PairSk8Fan View Post
    Yeah? Why? Because I would not wish the year of physical and emotional agony she went through on anyone?

    Skating fans are totally selfish and greedy. Most of you just could not give up wanting to see her skate, even if it meant she would be suffering.

    GFY.
    It isn't for you to judge my motives.

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