I didn't want to continue to hijack the thread dedicated to Caroline Zhang, so I started this thread...I wanted to share an old article that has recently resurfaced with you in case you missed it the 1st time around, I decided not to PM you in case anyone else wanted to see this article as well:
You don't have to be a diehard fan, but I think some fans need to realize sometimes a skater cannot perform at their peak throughout their entire career. I don't think that means they have to retire if they still want to skate. Reading this gave me a greater insight into Michelle Kwan, the competitor, the athlete. I have always been of the belief Michelle was trying to preserve her body for one last go at the OGM and that is why we didn't see brand new elements, 3/3s, and the intricate programs that we had before. It's a shame Michelle's body gave out when it did because my feeling is we fans, diehards or nondiehards, missed out on two programs that could've been really great, created by a legend and skated by a legend.
PS...I just realized I misspelled axel in the title slot, typed too quickly, my apologies!