I am devistated:(
I am devistated:(
Part of me expected this and the other part just wishes she would compete one last time. At least we'll get to see her skate in August.
Good luck with everything Michelle, although you'll be missed you've got a bright future ahead of you
I am selfish. I want her back and I really don't want to think of skating without her.
I don't find this too surprising. Michelle had an amazing career and will always be remembered as one of the best ever. I wish her luck with school and furthering her career.
This was expected. But I wonder if she's planning on venturing into politics- running for public office or something. A lot of former athletes seem to be going that route these days.
I already saw this over at FSU, but I am glad and relieved that Michelle is not coming back to competition. I would have been too worried that she would hurt herself again under such rigorous training and anything less than gold, a very unlikely outcome for her in this particular Olympic cycle, would be a waste of time given her accomplishments. She's making the best decision for herself, I think. We can look forward to seeing her again in exhibition settings and perhaps a commentating job at the 2010 Olympics . . . who knows?
Last edited by museksk8r; 07-31-2009 at 04:50 PM.
I would like to say this too.Congratulations, Michelle!
I only wish that her next career will be as amazing, as her skating career was.
It's as expected, and it's a smart decision. Wish her best of luck!!!
Wow , it is official. Go Kwan
I wish MK all the luck even though she probably doesn't need it.
There are so many doors wide open for her, and whatever route she chooses, she will be great.
What a great move for her. Tufts has a very good Med School. I didn;t know it also had fame for Foreigin Affairs. It's one of those many Boston Schools which are more about achievement than football.
Frankly, I never really believed that Michelle would return for one more crack at the Olympics. She has been out of the competitive scene for too long to make one more grab at the Olympic gold ring. I think she made peace with her Olympic standing a long time ago and wants to move on to more interesting challenges and goals in her life. All the best to her.
I agree with the person above me - I didn't genuinely believe that MK was actually going to come back. She would have risked serious injury getting back into competitive shape after so long and it seems she's a really busy woman with a variety of different interests and goals!
Also, I could be wrong, but didn't she say somewhere (awhile ago) that she didn't like the current scoring system?