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    News Joannie Rochette tight-lipped on future

    Joannie Rochette is the event ambassador for the 2013 world figure skating championships, but the first question reporters posed Tuesday was whether she’d be a competitor again.

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    I think she's waiting to see if Kaetlyn (whose name they spelled incorrectly ) can nab two spots.

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    It's rather too late to stage a realistic comeback, I think. If she wanted to return she should have competed at Worlds this year. Besides, I think her chances of a finish higher than bronze in Sochi is slim to none given how much more competitive the ladies' field is now.

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    Joannie's sophisticated style I would rank above Mao. She skates with elegance, her SS are still among the best you will ever see. Joannie is not a natural beauty, but there is a glow around her when she performs-a true aura of great beauty. I do not see it with Yuna nor even mao when she competes. I think Rochette and Osmond are the most complete skaters in ladies Canada ever produced. I wish Joannie had the killer instinct that that yuna and mao have. What Joannie did, given the situation was amazing. I wish she had come back just to skate for herself. Mirai skated lights out and was fabulous, but no sophistication. Joannie was on the podium with two of the best ever. She was hardly a slouch. Yuna mao are back and I think Joannie could be top 5 had she skated for two years. I am sad joannie did not have the skate she dreamed of, but it was by far the most memorable performance of those games.

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    Well said. I would love Joannie to skate for herself in a program of her choosing. It would be awesome to see her compete at Sochi but she would have to start now and a lot I agree would be based upon does Canada get two spots. If Canada does I WOULD SAY GO FOR IT.

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    IF Osmond earns those two spots for Canada, Joannie will try a comeback I think, and I REALLY hope she will, even if I don't think that she would be able to stand on the podium, just to see her skating in a big event again... (I would hate it to be a Cohen-like comeback, though...) Knowing this, I suddenly became a Kaetlyn Osmond supporter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skateluvr View Post
    Joannie's sophisticated style I would rank above Mao. She skates with elegance, her SS are still among the best you will ever see. Joannie is not a natural beauty, but there is a glow around her when she performs-a true aura of great beauty. I do not see it with Yuna nor even mao when she competes. I think Rochette and Osmond are the most complete skaters in ladies Canada ever produced. I wish Joannie had the killer instinct that that yuna and mao have. What Joannie did, given the situation was amazing. I wish she had come back just to skate for herself. Mirai skated lights out and was fabulous, but no sophistication. Joannie was on the podium with two of the best ever. She was hardly a slouch. Yuna mao are back and I think Joannie could be top 5 had she skated for two years. I am sad joannie did not have the skate she dreamed of, but it was by far the most memorable performance of those games.
    I think she has a great regalness to her skating and performs her jumps with power and flow on the landings. She's a great example of how you don't have to be a delicate, young girl to be capable of good technical content. A comeback would be great for her, and depending on how the ladies do here, it's a possibility. She really could have dominated the last quadrennial.

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    She is not an overly delicate waif or lyrical stylit like Yuna, Mao, Carolina or Mss America skating like Ashley, Kanako, Suzuki yet not quite like a Stuskaya - she is a strong skater who is feminie at the same time

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