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    Kristoffer Berntsson talks about Europeans, Nordics and his future

    Kristoffer updated his blog earlier today! It includes a really cool photo of him in his MJ costume , and the photographer is actually the same as in the "Isens ensamhet" article (I recognize the name).

    http://www.landvetterkk.com/Kristoff...he_Future.html

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    He just announced in a radio interview that he will retire after this season: http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel...rtikel=4390787 Could someone please translate it?

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    SkateSweden.se has an article on Koffe's retirement: http://iof2.idrottonline.se/SvenskaK...tstorsatsning/

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    Quote Originally Posted by siberia82 View Post
    He just announced in a radio interview that he will retire after this season: http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel...rtikel=4390787 Could someone please translate it?
    Orion was kind enough to volunteer an approximate English translation :



    Kristoffer Berntsson quits

    Interviewer: Figure skater Kristoffer Berntsson, who once placed number 9 in the world, is now looking at what could be the final competitions of his career. Kristoffer, please share your thoughts.

    Koffe: It looks like this will be my final season and I won't try for any major championships next season. Consequently, this season will be the last where I train fully. This is how I feel right now.

    Interviewer: What is behind your decision?

    Koffe: A lot of things. I've had a very long career, I've been doing this for almost 24 years, and many things have happened in life, both in my private life, finishing school, etc., so this is a decision that just evolved naturally. Nothing specific brought it on.

    Interviewer: But when next season rolls around, don't you think you'll get hungry again?

    Koffe: (laughing) It's very possible! Of course, it's easy to sit here and say this while I'm still training every day, and I still have two competitions left in the season, a major gala in Stockholm, and so on. If I stop skating, it's quite possible the desire will return, I can't guarantee that it won't because I've never quit before. However, right now it feels like I've made my last effort.

    Interviewer: If it turns out to be the case, do you look upon the 9th place at the World Championships as your crowning achievement or what are your criteria?

    Koffe: Oh yes, it is without doubt my best performance, my best competition and my best placement! There are also many other things along the way that's been a lot of fun, all the things I've had a chance to experience, but yes, it is my most outstanding achievement.
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    Another article from Göteborgsposten.

    Well, Siberia, no big news and I don't think you like the photo He says he won't follow worlds in Tokyo "that much"

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    I wanted to pay tribute to Kristoffer's career by sharing these montages with you guys. These are screen recordings that I made from two different Japanese websites. I can't share a direct link to the streamed videos because they have either been removed or are inaccessible to people who can't read Japanese. (I only managed to register through trial an error----Google Translate was no help whatsoever ).

    Dancing Queen Montage 27.81 MB:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?metp1h6o36y3w9n

    Crush 1980 Me Montage 26.4 MB:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?5sgm4zf2xomsuvr

    Heartbeat Montage 21.67 MB:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?c2y1vol3r4rwxwy

    "Flickering" Montage 22.8 MB (I actually don't know the name of the song, but the person who created the fanvid nicknamed it "Flickering"):
    http://www.mediafire.com/?75r1136wspxcs4m



    The following two clips are available for public viewing:

    2006/2007, 2007/2008, 2008/2009, 2009/2010 Program Music Montage:
    http://www.nicozon.net/watch/sm10314457

    Photo Montage:
    http://www.nicozon.net/watch/sm12867575

    Quote Originally Posted by snowflake View Post
    I don't think you like the photo
    That image is okay; I've seen some really ugly ones in the past. :sheesh:

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    AbsoluteSkating.com just published an interview with Kristoffer earlier this morning: http://www.absoluteskating.com/index...=2011berntsson

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    I felt nostalgic this past week and decided to rewatch some of Kristoffer's performances in chronological order. These are all the different programs that I could find on-line. It was interesting to watch him evolve from a blank skater to the awesome showman that we know today.


    2001 Euros SP:
    http://www.nicozon.net/watch/sm3242858

    2003 Euros Ex:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Buyi6QHI_xc

    2004 Euros SP:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtpqPGyupBY

    I do have his 2004 Worlds LP, so if you'd like a copy of it, just send me a PM.

    2005 Worlds SP:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvnEoNuiJFI

    2005 Worlds LP:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_c6_lIDbD4

    2006 Euros LP:
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xhm...euros-lp_sport

    2007 Worlds SP:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVMNnfhb4ps

    2007 Worlds LP:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO8aHvBPgX8

    2007 Ingolstadt Gala:
    http://www.nicozon.net/watch/sm10446361

    2008 Worlds SP:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T70TEACraMQ

    2008 Worlds Ex:
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xhm...orlds-ex_sport

    2009 Euros LP:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu1jgwtr5AI

    2009 iceDOME Gala (partial):
    http://www.nicozon.net/watch/sm10450412

    2010 Euros SP:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm5YtDoMnuw

    2010 Euros LP:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B8V9fCyHcE

    2010 Stockholm Ice:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxBejzzwY6U

    2010 Swedish Nationals LP:
    http://svtplay.se/v/2275445/konstakn...k103700,3,f,-1

    2011 Euros SP:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoxuFYHuMw8

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    Härryda-Posten.se posted an article on Koffe's retirement yesterday: http://www.harrydaposten.se/nyhet_vi...&sidnamn=Sport

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