Wednesday, March 17

Susanna Poykio Retirement

Finnish ladies skater Susanna Poykio announced today her retirement from skating, citing back injuries as the major reason for her decision. She wants to pursue her studies in fashion and language. Here is a link to a Finnish article about the retirement (I Google translated it but the link dies.. sorry). Poykio, who is 28, was on the podium at the European Championships twice in her career, and has finished as high as eighth in the World Championships.

Here's a link to my favorite Poykio performance, from the 2005 Europeans. She won the silver medal behind Russian Irina Slutskaya. [Embedding of the video is disabled]

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