1. So that somebody else can win.
2. Like Elena Sokolov, she is too old.
3. Like Irina Slutsaya, she has won enough medals.
Any other reasons? None of the above make sense to me but for some fans, it is imperative that MK hang up blades.
We all expected Sasha to win. That didn't happen. Maybe next year. She's a very competent competitor.
Elena is doing just fine as the oldest Lady figure skater in competition. I think it's great to make such a comeback at her age!
Irina had some personal problems. I think it's safe to say we want her back and add more medals to her fabulous collection.
Why push any of them out?