- Nov 13, 2012
The most emotional moment of the night occurred when France’s Florent Amodio dropped to his knees on the ice at the end of his “Memories of Sobral” program. The 2011 European champion had last medaled in this event in 2013 and his career had been in a seemingly never-ending slump since then.
He had announced before arriving in Bratislava that he was calling it quits after Europeans and his was a farewell performance of which the Frenchman can be proud. Amodio’s free skate score of 162.68, the second best of the night, lifted him up to fourth place, but a total of 240.96 left him just a point shy of a fairytale finish.
“Yes, definitely. I thought a lot about this decision and it wasn’t easy, but I have to be honest,” Amodio replied when asked if he was really retiring. “It’s not possible for me to jump two or three quads. It’s so hard for me to do even one quad. I’m 25 and it has started to be difficult with this technical level.
“This performance was my best ever for sure. Even if it’s without a medal. You see the standing ovation and the public will remember me, I hope, forever. For sure, I will remember. It’s only once in a lifetime you can skate like this.
For sure, I had the best moment of my life here today.”
ah no worries its not my vid anyway so no need to credit:agree:Done. (The thread is in The Edge.) I didn't want to "steal your thunder", so to speak, but I have credited you.
Misha Ge @mishageofficial
That.What.Called.Epic.Ending. #TrueArtist #WeWillMissYou @FlorentAmodio - 2016 Euro LP
Lina was loosing her ***** too at Flo's skate
Pic of Amodio with the small medal
Miki Ando's farewell message to Florent
Emotional moment at European 2016. I'd like to say thank you Florent to be you and the way you are on the ice!!! You touched to our heart and left great memories.....
And also I had great memories with you. Training with you, went to so many places in Japan)) I'll miss you!!! Merci
Merci mille fois des votre fantastique peformances longtemps!
Nous sommes tres tres triste de votre retrait :sad4::sad4:, parce que, nous adorons tres bien votre energique, joyeux, passionnant et bonheur patinage en competitions;;;;
Mais la vie dure et la vie est long. Bonne chance a la deuxieme phase de votre vie!
(Hoping I've written just okay... to French-speaking members, pls help and correct me if wrong.
Ah, right, I've forgotten the tails of adjectives should be changed according to masculine/feminine AND singular/plural of its nouns in French! :hslap: Also, your is should be either votre(singular) or vos(plural). As for pour, i was a bit irresolute which one to pick up; pour(for) or a(to/at). Merci beaucoup, Pika! ^^)/
With sweet help by Pika, here goes again:
Merci mille fois des vos fantastiques performances longtemps!
Nous sommes tres tres triste de votre retraite :sad4::sad4:, parce que, nous adorons votre energie, joie, passion et bonheur dans le patinage en compétition;;;;;
Mais, la vie dure et la vie est longue. Bonne chance pour la deuxieme phase de votre vie!