03-18-2010, 07:23 AM
No articles yet, but according to what was posted on Czech board, Tomas has withdrawn, because he's not in form. Good decision IMO, he has already had a rough season and does not need another dissapointment at Worlds.
Originally Posted by silverlake22
03-18-2010, 07:56 AM
Am I the only one, who think that the ice dance field is really tiny this year?
Usually there are much more teams participating at the World Championships (30+)
Why is ice dance so unpopular this year?
03-18-2010, 08:05 AM
"Hold an edge and look sexy!"
03-18-2010, 08:48 AM
I believe this is a direct consequence from the new rules of reducing the number of teams making it to the FD. All the big teams and natios are there, but the ones that usually fill up the field to above 30+ are the teams that didnt make it to the Free at Europeans (The Slovakian, Finn, Swiss, etc). If they couldnt do it at Euros, much less at Worlds so they dont bother.
Originally Posted by Selina11
03-18-2010, 09:51 AM
Dedicated follower of the black line
Bummer about Tomas. I wonder if he's going to retire. If he continues, I hope he finds a new coach and a sports psychologist.
03-18-2010, 11:15 AM
03-18-2010, 06:37 PM
Originally Posted by Wicked
From the sounds of this blurb on his website, it appears that he WILL continue. I think it's smart that he's trying to figure out what caused his season to go so poorly and regroup before next season. Good luck Tomas!
03-18-2010, 06:57 PM
Bradley is still going. He's even practicing quads now with injured foot.
03-18-2010, 07:44 PM
I believe Figure Skating takes its toll on the competitors. They are in the rink 3-5 days a week at 5am and than into school or work, or in dance class. They are constantly busy every day. I can understand that some skaters' resistance get torn apart and they become ill easily. Hopefully Tomas and Patrick have good medical doctors who know about good nutrition.
Originally Posted by silverlake22
03-19-2010, 03:28 AM
I heard Andrea Joyce say during a grand prix event that Verner has worked with sports psychologists.
03-19-2010, 09:52 AM
Vancouver 2010, 247.23, Bronze
03-19-2010, 10:06 AM
According to FSU: Plushenko has withdrawn and will be replaced by Sergei Voronov
Victoria Hecht / Christopher Trefil (HUN) are also out, because thy had split after Europeans...
03-19-2010, 10:37 AM
Originally Posted by Hsuhs
03-19-2010, 10:47 AM
I like Plushenko and wished he had won the gold but this is the right move. If he still is truely interested in competing in Sochi then that is what he should do but until then, he should take it easy and concentrate on doing his shows. To beside Voronov deserves a chance to go to worlds.
03-19-2010, 10:58 AM
Man, this is weird, early this AM I unexpectedly started thinking about The King & was worried about his participation at Worlds because of all his injuries, so after not having a single thought about skating for at least a week, I decided to check the skating boards on a lark & this is the first thing I read.
Seriously, I'm not surprised, though I am a tad disappointed for Zhenya, but not really, he's accomplished it all, and more. He has nothing more to prove -- accolades galore -- a legend. His name will forever be amongst the Giants of the sport ~ Grafstrom, Henie, Plushenko ~ 3peat Olympians.
Thank you, Zhenya, for the honest to God joy you've brought me this past year with your return to skating. You made me love skating again, lol even to the point of shelling out $4400 for two tickets to see you skate at the Olympics (my first ever btw)! And as promised, if you skate in Sochi in 2014, I & my baby niece will be there to watch you skate (again). Only you, only you, nobody else. SPASIBA!!!!
Until next time, King...*waving goodbye for now*
ps: Thank You, God, for Zhenya's return. Without YOU it wouldn't have been possible. Miracles do happen!*smile*