Elvis Stojko Not Competing
A poster on FSU found and posted the following link from the Skate Canada site, in which Stojko announced his decision not to compete again as an eligible skater.
Then click the "September 26" link.
This is very disappointing and sad. It must be very difficult for Elvis to give up his quest to return to eligible skating.
I for one, am thankful for Elvis and his huge contribution to skating so far and surely look forward to seeing him in the future.
He will be missed as an eligible skater, for sure.
I am kinda relieved to hear this. I think it might have been a little sad to see Elvis compete this year...to see him fight against his aging body, injuries, quads he can no longer consistently do, and men ten years younger than him with 3 quads in a program.
I think his reinstatment was a result of his not being able to accept that he would never have Olympic gold. As Toller Cranston once said, sometimes the god decide that its not in your cards. And it was just that way. Nonetheless, Elvis had an OUTSTANDING amateur career and has done so much for skating in Canada. (Hes the reason I first started watching skating waaaay back in 92.) Elvis you have made Canada proud. I think he should look at Kurt Browning to see that there is life beyond the Olympics.
I cannot wait to see him in the professional world and sure his pro careeer will be a sucess.