my guesses...czisny, kostner, suzuki, maybe leonova...
I'd be surprised if Alissa stuck around... but then again, who knows?
Joubert, Van Der Perran and wife are all retiring, right?
And yeah KVP is retiring, which is what made his clean LP so so special
not sure about Joubert, but his kiss on the ice was one of the highlights for me. If he retires, he did it on a high note - 4th place in an extremely deep field of guys + World Champion plus a billion world medals to go with it + European Champion is a very, very impressive resume
Last edited by Becki; 03-31-2012 at 07:22 PM.
I doubt Kostner, Suzuki, and Leonova will retire right now. They all probably want to stick around and try to get to Sochi. Especially Leonova. She is the youngest of the three- in her early 20s- and will probably continue fighting next year. However, the young Russians might soon beat her and she might not get to Sochi.
No way Leonova is retiring.
My guesses would be:
Ladies- Ando (if she hasnt secretly already), Czisny, Makarova, maybe Suzuki
Men- Joubert, Verner, Van Der Perren
Pairs- Zhangs, Yuko Kavaguti, Evora & Ladwig, maybe Pang & Tong
Dance- not sure if there will be any significant ones
Ando won't retire. She must be keenly watching Asada's performances in Nice. What she needs to know is the chance to be recognized as the #1 ahead of Asada. Ando should've known the importance of the federation backup at Vancouver and Moscow.
Suzuki will stick around as long as possible (like Suguri). She won't make the Sochi olympic team but I'm not surprised to see her competing after that. Since Suzuki had long break in her career, I think she's physically "younger" than Suguri at the same age.
Ando won't retire but she needs a new choreographer....please.