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    Kostner to sit out 2014-15 season

    Don't see this posted anywhere but Carolina announced on her Facebook page a little while ago that she will not compete this season. She will be devoting her time to university, ice shows and friends. She told her followers to read the article coming out in the Italian edition of Vogue magazine for more information.

    I would post the link but I'm on my phone and it doesn't want to work this morning.

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    her intention not to compete at least for this season.

    Not sure how to read "at least"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Icey View Post
    Not sure how to read "at least"
    Like this.
    http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/q...-mindblown.gif

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    She will be missed. Sorry to say this, but without Yuna, mao, caro and akiko figure skating wont be the same. I love some of the newbies but it will take time fir them to match the elegance, grace and presence of the above mentioned. With that said, I am happy for Caro because she has earned her break/retirement. I dont see her and Mao coming back. I suspect they dont want to use the word retierement due to their endorsements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sillylionlove View Post
    Don't see this posted anywhere but Carolina announced on her Facebook page a little while ago that she will not compete this season. She will be devoting her time to university, ice shows and friends. She told her followers to read the article coming out in the Italian edition of Vogue magazine for more information. ...
    Thx for the news, SLL. The Italian edition of Vanity Fair, not Vogue, will have an article, per Kostner's FB post.

    Cari amici, ho deciso di non gareggiare questa stagione e di dedicarmi agli spettacoli (Intimissi on Ice- Opera Pop), all'università ed ai miei amici! Su Vanity Fair, in edicola da oggi, potete leggere di più! ~ Dear friends, I decided not to compete this season and commit myself to on ice shows (like Intimissimi on Ice - Opera Pop), university and friends! On Vanity Fair Italia, today you will be able to read more about it!
    https://www.facebook.com/carolinakos...54247417200024

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    Carolina will definitely be missed! It took me a while to come around to Carolina, but I have really come to appreciate her in the last few years.

    So with Caro out, the seeds for GP are as follows:

    #1: Julia (2nd)
    #2: Anna (4th)
    #3 Gracie (5th)
    #4 Ashley (7th)
    #5 Polina (8th)
    #6 So Yeon (9th)

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    I'm glad that Caro fulfilled the potential she showed early in her career and was able to win a world title and an Olympic medal with four fantastic performances. I don't think she will come back because, although she was great at the Olympics, the consistency over the duration of the season wasn't there as it was in the previous few seasons. I think with her age it will be harder for her to regain her peak form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    Carolina will definitely be missed! It took me a while to come around to Carolina, but I have really come to appreciate her in the last few years.

    So with Caro out, the seeds for GP are as follows:

    #1: Julia (2nd)
    #2: Anna (4th)
    #3 Gracie (5th)
    #4 Ashley (7th)
    #5 Polina (8th)
    #6 So Yeon (9th)
    To me this is as sad as it is exciting. The guard has officially changed. Not to any one skater but rather the official launch of a new era. So much will be missed and yet there is still so much left to enjoy.

    Congrats to Carolina for such a great career. If indeed it is over I suspect she has no regrets. Truely one of a kind

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    I'm not at all surprised. I'll really miss her, she's been fun to follow for the last 10 or so years. But with the tremendous Olympics she turned in, saying "see ya later" is probably the right thing to do.

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    The fact that she was able to medal from 2005 to 2014 - a full decade!! - is in and of itself amazing. She's grown and matured into one of the most lyrical, polished, accomplished skaters of her generation, and if you look at the last quad alone the most successful (literally 24 events in a row where she medaled!). Plus, she won an Olympic medal at 27, almost ten years after so many of the top skaters reach their full potential. I for one will miss her very much. Also, that Vanity Fair spread is great, how soon before she gets her own Vogue Italia cover?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    Carolina will definitely be missed! It took me a while to come around to Carolina, but I have really come to appreciate her in the last few years.
    Same here! As Minze2001 said, it will take a while before the younger women achieve that level of elegance. Caro has had a wonderful career; wishing her much success and happiness going forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertskates View Post
    I'm not at all surprised. I'll really miss her, she's been fun to follow for the last 10 or so years. But with the tremendous Olympics she turned in, saying "see ya later" is probably the right thing to do.

    Yeah, I'm thrilled for her to get it together at the optimal time. Even upping her technical content during the Olympics in her SP. She was truly robbed of the gold medal in my opinion, but the important thing is that she finally delivered that perfect competition we always hoped she could do.

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    Good for her, but I secretly want her to come back for gold in 2018

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    Carolina was one of the main highlights of this past quad for me. I truly developed a love for her style, artistry, elegance, grace and her ability to bring music to life. It took Carolina a long time to develop her stride but she's a wonderful example of a skater finding great success in their latter years and proof that just b/c you don't set the world ablaze when you're 15 or 16 doesn't mean that you won't eventually find your way and realize your potential.

    Interesting note: she's the only skater to stand on the world podium every year of this past quad (2011 - 3rd, 2012 - 1st, 2013 - 2nd, 2014 - 3rd).

    I'm going to miss Carolina. I do feel that this is it for her (and Mao too) and that we won't be seeing them on competitive ice again.

    Now the path is officially 100% open for this post-Sochi crowd to claim the top spots. It's going to be exciting though I do agree it's going to be some years before we see the kind of depth, elegance and maturity that skaters like Carolina, Mao, Yu-Na and Akiko brought to the sport. So many of the skaters are still very young and very much in that development stage in terms of finding their skating voice/style. Artistically, I feel there will be a slump in the ladies field this year but eventually they will all catch up...hopefully.

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