Pairs skaters Jessica Dube, Sebastien Wolfe retire

Jessica Dube and Sebastien Wolfe perform during the pairs short program at the World Figure Skating...

Jessica Dube and Sebastien Wolfe perform during the pairs short program at the World Figure Skating Championships in Nice, France, on March 28, 2012. (Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:41 PM ET

Canadian pairs skaters Jessica Dube and Sebastien Wolfe have decided to retire from competitive figure skating.

The 2012 Canadian silver medalists in pairs teamed up in the spring of 2011 and represented Canada at the 2012 ISU World Figure Skating Championships.

The 25-year-old Dube, of St-Cyrille de Wendover, Que., has struggled the past several months with a persistent injury to the soft tissue in her right foot, which caused her significant pain when landing jumps and throws.

The injury also affected their ability to train for this season. It was Wolfe who finally helped make the decision to retire.

"We looked at continuing, but when we really reviewed everything, we just didn't want to finish our careers without being able to train and compete at our best," said the 22-year-old Wolfe.

"We just felt this was the right decision for both of us at this stage of our lives."


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