I just watched Akiko do an exhibition skate. Who will fill her place? I felt a pang for skaters we wont see again, after Sochi. Akiko is so special. But to have Kiira quit after missing so much, Mao, Caro. Yuna leaves after a handful of skates to retire again.
Who are you going to "feel" the most when they depart. Akiko moves me more than most, mistakes or perfect programs, her joy is so much like watching Kwan or Lynn. " Please stay________!" (Akiko) Fill in bLANK FOR SINGLE, PAIRS, ID SKATERs...WHO ever YOU CAN'T DO WITHOUT?