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PostSubject: Jeff Buttle retires!!!   Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:30 am

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/figureskating/story/2008/09/10/figure-skating-buttleretire.html

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Reigning world champion Jeff Buttle is retiring from figure skating, saying that he's satisfied with everything he has accomplished in his career.

Buttle started considering his options following his world championship victory in the spring.

"After a few months, and after I recovered from the high, I decided to look at everything I've accomplished," Buttle told reporters at a Toronto hotel on Wednesday. "And coming to this decision, I had to make sure that I was proud and satisfied with everything that I've done. At that point, I was sure."

I couldn't believe it when I saw the news. I still can't believe it. Bawling Is it 1st April today?
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PostSubject: Re: Jeff Buttle retires!!!   Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:35 am

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http://www.cbc.ca/sports/figureskating/story/2008/09/10/figure-skating-buttleretire.html

I couldn't believe it when I saw the news. I still can't believe it. Bawling Is it 1st April today?

I was so shocked when i saw this too! Its so sad because I thought I could see him on 2010 olympics!!! Crying or Very sad


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PostSubject: Re: Jeff Buttle retires!!!   Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:38 am

I'm shocked. He looked in amazing condition during the summer shows, and I was looking forward to his competetive programs so much... Depressed Crying

I'll miss him so much. He and Nobu are my favourite competetive skaters. Depressed Crying

I wish him the best of luck in the future. I hope he'll have lots of fun finishing his degree and skating in shows. He's an amazing show skater! Worship

But still, I feel so sad to know he won't be there at Vancouver Olympics in his home country... Snow
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PostSubject: Re: Jeff Buttle retires!!!   Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:45 am

WOW! WOW! WOW!

Bawling Bawling Bawling

That came so out of the blue I can't believe it! He looked in such a great form recently... His performance with Mao was so amazing... And his new programs were already prepared...

I wonder if it's about the increased value for quads rule... Maybe he injured himself again while trying to get a quad..? And then decided that it is better to retire on a high note than have less than satisfactory season... Depressed Crying

His skating was so much more than the quad... A true complete package. I'll miss him so much. Bawling

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PostSubject: Re: Jeff Buttle retires!!!   Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:14 am

One more article:
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=6ce61935-e8f8-44cc-a203-1fa85f79e1b5

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Buttle said he was ready to retire after the world championship in Sweden, but gave himself the spring and summer to train his new programs and still live with his decision.
"I had to make sure I was satisfied and proud of everything I had done."
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Buttle said he plans to perform in ice shows and there is a good chance he will maintain a working relationship with Skate Canada.

"I can still celebrate the Olympics here in Vancouver. It'll be in a different role. That's why I will stay involved."

I'm still shocked, but at least glad that he will still continue to be involved in the sport. I look forward to his performances at shows! Worship
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PostSubject: Re: Jeff Buttle retires!!!   Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:51 pm

Oh My goD!! What a shock! Well, that's maybe better for him. But I was looking forward to the Vancouver Olympics for him, but in two months, I was expecting to see him at Skate Canada! Well, can't wai to see him back on shows! You did a great job Jeff!!
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PostSubject: Re: Jeff Buttle retires!!!   Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:05 pm

This is really sad. Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: Jeff Buttle retires!!!   Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:06 pm

I screamed NO! Faint2
I heard this news in 2 a.m. in JP and I could not sleep till the morning comes.
so sad.. I watched his LP in Gotheborg and couldn't stop crying this morning. I miss you Jeff.. Bawling Bawling Bawling

But I want to say thank you Jeff!
All the Japanese figure skating fans love you forever!! Many Hearts
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PostSubject: Re: Jeff Buttle retires!!!   Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:12 am

I read the news yesterday and I was just shocked. Only a few days ago I read an article saying that she was practicing hard for the new season; and working on the new programs... No

I wish him a lot of luck. I'm sure he'll be a great pro skater. I hope he'll start working as a choreographer. He has a lot of talent.

Good luck, Jeff! Good luck!
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PostSubject: Re: Jeff Buttle retires!!!   Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:42 pm

You can watch the interview with Jeff and the press release here:
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/player/?maven_playerId=figureskating&maven_referralPlaylistId=93ea8f8b4a14270a320c5f481f960f671c0d562e&maven_referralObject=850942852
(You can also rewatch some of the performances from the World Championships 2008!)

I loved the part about the importance of being an all-round skater. Yep!
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PostSubject: Re: Jeff Buttle retires!!!   Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:15 pm

This shocked me alot too. I was hoping that he'll stay around until Vancouver, but it's his decision, and he has done so much for the sport.

I'm sure skating fans recognize his achievements, and I sincerely wish him the best. cat
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