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Thread: Maxim Kovtun announces retirement

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    Maxim Kovtun announces retirement

    As per his instagram post, Maxim Kovtun is moving away from figure skating.

    Sad news for me, I thought his comeback this season was very inspiring. Wish him all the best for the future!

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    All the best to Maxim!

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    Aww, such a heartbreaking letter, the same boy who did not make Olympics... all the best in the future!

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    Wow, that is some sad news. I always wished he skated clean. He was great sometimes, but maybe he didn't have full confidence to go full way ahead most of the time. It happens to many great skaters. I wish Maxim a lot of good luck!

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    Read about the news just now. Wish him all the best in the future 🌹

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    I Can’t Dance will always be classic !!


    This makes me sad to read and yet he seems hopeful and ready to close this chapter.

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    Sorry, posted these links in another thread earlier this afternoon. But they should be here:


    https://fs-gossips.com/maxim-kovtun-...kating-career/
    http://tass.com/sport/1055166

    I'm going to miss him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lariko View Post
    Aww, such a heartbreaking letter, the same boy who did not make Olympics... all the best in the future!
    Yeah, I wish they had sent him back in 2014 instead of Plushenko who withdrew.

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    Oh that´s sad. I really have enjoyed him skating. He seemed so good early this season. Wishing him all the best for the future

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    Always felt he had an underrated career that most other countries would happily take, he just had the misfortune of coming up after Yagudin/Plushenko in Russia. He said that he wants to be a coach going forward so good luck to him.

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    I know I'll miss him. I always liked him, he's quite a character and has a sunny personality.

    However, I think he's doing the right thing. He's too inconsistent to really make a lasting difference, given the years he's already skating at top level. He can do everything to end up on every podium, but sometimes it's just a fall fest.
    He's got a million interests and ideas, and he's newly in loooooove! He'll have a happy life, I've no doubt about it.

    Max!

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    I am sad to hear that, I was never a real fan but kinda started liking his skating this past season...

    Good luck Max!

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    Maxim’s interviews this season reflect an impressive amount of growth in maturity and self-awareness. I’ve had a soft spot for him since the 2014 Oly. That lost opportunity, despite his winning nationals, must have been devastating to him as an eighteen-year old, and might have contributed to his troubles going forward. It’s great that he appears to be happy and motivated to take the next step in his life, and I wish him all the best for his future.

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