Belbin and Agosto have withdrawn
BELBIN AND AGOSTO WITHDRAW FROM 2009 GRAND PRIX FINAL
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 24, 2009) – Five-time U.S. ice dancing champions Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto announced today they will not compete at the 2009 International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Tokyo, Japan, Dec. 3-6, due to illness.
Belbin has been suffering from an infected wisdom tooth that required immediate oral surgery to avoid medical complications. Her oral surgeon advised her to avoid strenuous activity for at least one week following the surgery.
“Tanith had been attempting to control the infection with antibiotics, but, unfortunately, surgery became necessary in order to prevent more serious problems,” Agosto said. “The surgery was completed today, and it will be about a week before she can return to full training."
Belbin and Agosto said they are confident that they will be ready to compete at the 2010 AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Jan. 14-24, in Spokane , Wash.
"Tanith and I are very disappointed that we won't be able to compete at the Grand Prix Final,” said Agosto. “As soon as Tanith is ready, we’ll be back on the ice and training for U.S. Championships in January.”
Belbin and Agosto are four-time World medalists, winning silver in 2005 and 2009, and bronze in 2006-07. They also won silver at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino , Italy . The team trains in Aston , Pa. , under the direction of former Olympic champions Natalia Linichuk and Gennadi Karponosov.
nooo, this is sad but I hope she is ok
She said something about this on her twitter some days ago.
Tripping on the Podium
This is what Tanith said on twitter
Originally Posted by Atena
"I'm a little uncomfortable w/ my dentist's choice of the term "ticking time bomb" to describe my wisdom teeth.I live on the edge."
L'art pour l'art
:o It has started. That's only the beginning....
Keeper of the Kweens OGM.
I hope she feels better, I was really looking forward to them competing here. More time to prepare for Nationals though
Vancouver 2010, 247.23, Bronze
I too hope Tanith feels better if not already then asap.
I hope B&A are back in shape by US Nats. I'd love to see D&W beating healthy rivals, not poor sick people who can't skate to their full potential because of the health issues.
I like pie.
sounds like we go to the same dentist I get to have my share of oral surgery in the next month. when a dentist says jump you can't back out or they just keep after you.
Originally Posted by Narumi1997