Gambatte, Max Aaron/"No letting off the gas pedal"
Alexander Johnson: "I decided ... to sit this season out"
Alexander Johnson: "I decided it would be best to sit this season out"
Excerpt from his journal:
Clearly, this has been one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make, but it's for the best. My ankle has been a problem since 2010 and I really wanted to rid this issue from my life. Now that this is all in the past, I can really focus my energy on recovering and becoming an even stronger skater for the 2014-2015 season.
Although for some reason, the entry is dated Nov 2, his tweeting indicates that it is a new post as of today.
That is sad news, but I think he's doing the right thing in the long-term. If the injuries are as bad as he wrote, he would have likely not been in the mix for one of the two Olympic spots. He is better off starting anew next season (and for the next quad).
Skating is art, if you let it be.
Good luck to him. Hope he can make it through. I had a similar injury on that jump, no fun.
Whoever he or she is I wish them the best
Originally Posted by Skater Boy
Alexander Johnson placed 7th at U.S. Nationals and backed rocked the house with his awesome Eleanor Rigby FS (here was 6th in that segment): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-1AI1fXdiE
He even beat Brian Joubert with that same FS at Challenge Cup: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR_gVv3tYPA (no audio, however)
Very sad news :(
Alex is a lovely skater. I saw his Eleanor Rigby program in Nationals last year, and it was the highlight of men's FS for me. I hope he recovers fully and comes back next year stronger than ever.
His and Wesley Campbell's "Ave Maria" were my two favorite free skates.
Originally Posted by Matilda
I hope sitting out and resting his body works and he is able to come back strong next year.
Wesley's "Ave Maria" was wonderful--and such an emotional moment! I'm so glad he was able to retire on such a high note!
Originally Posted by louisa05
Wishing him the best; and a complete recovery!
Originally Posted by Mrs. P
Sorry to hear abourt Alex's serious injury. Wishing him a speedy recovery.
Gotta Have Music
Wishing Alex a full recovery. May he come back even stronger next season!
That's a shame. I absolutely loved his programs from Nationals last year. Hope he recovers.