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    News Yukina Ota retires

    Due to injury(ies). She will go back to Kyoto to study. Sounds like she also will continue to get involved in skating. Hope she will have a wonderful career and a happy personal life.
    Last edited by Bennett; 11-26-2008 at 05:56 AM.

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    I always liked her, and I've missed her in the mix. Now that it is official, I wish her all the best.

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    So sad for her to retire because of injury.
    I wish her the best in her new life and career.

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    I thought she retired a couple of years ago.

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    She rested for a while due to injuries and then came back in the 2006-7 season. she was competing at national and international events. she had a good standing at nationals in the deep japanese ladies field last season.

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    What was her injuries ,by the way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kandidy View Post
    What was her injuries ,by the way?
    She hurt her ankle badly.

    You know, 26th Nov. is her birthday. (It's already yesterday here.)
    She chose her 22nd birthday to announce the end of her competitive career.
    Though in Japanese, announcement to the skate fans, in her own words:
    http://iceblue.cocolog-nifty.com/figure/
    Last edited by sorcerer; 11-26-2008 at 01:37 PM. Reason: misspelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by sorcerer View Post
    She hurt her ankle badly.

    You know, 26th Nov. is her birthday. (It's already yesterday here.)
    She chose her 22nd birthday to announce the end of her competetive carrer.
    It is like a rebirth for her, not a retirement, I think, by announcing it on her birthday. She will be in the top of her chosen field outside of skating, I bet.

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    Yukina Ota will appear on the Medalist on Ice as a special guest along with Lambiel on 12/28 in Tokyo. She also did some ice show in Tokyo this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sorcerer View Post
    Though in Japanese, announcement to the skate fans, in her own words:
    http://iceblue.cocolog-nifty.com/figure/
    FYI, smile_yukari has posted an English translation on the JapanSkates board at:
    http://japanskates.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=189

    Glad to hear that Yukina Ota continues to be invited to participate in shows -- she is a lovely performer!

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    Such a beautiful skater!!! I will miss her.

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    Completely agree with you Joe. Another skater where it was a shame the jumps would drive competitive fate. Very musical and uniquely lyrical amongst the Japanese ladies.

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    I'm so sad to hear of Yukina's retirement. I remember being so impressed with her Picasso's Dance program when I first saw it on YouTube. She's definitely an artist on the ice- very detailed, precise, exquisite. And I definitely agree with Binthere, she was very lyrical amongst the Japanese skaters. She skated with conviction like an actress- which only few skaters can pull off like Sasha & Yu-Na.

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    though I've known for months that she might retire after the first break, I find myself remain sad when the news really comes true.

    I just wonder if she would be a coach after the retirement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    Yukina Ota will appear on the Medalist on Ice as a special guest along with Lambiel on 12/28 in Tokyo.
    This is somehow cancelled. Hope she appears at other shows.

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