January 25, 2013
Joannie Rochette might be ready to hang 'em up
Canadian darling might not compete at the 2014 Sochi Games
By QMI Agency

Joannie Rochette holds her bronze medal at the Vancouver 2010 Games. (QMI Agency)

Canadian Olympic figure skater Joannie Rochette is unsure if she’ll compete at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Rochette, who's without a coach, told QMI Agency she’s running out of time to prepare for next winter’s Games.

"I have not yet officially announced my retirement,” Rochette said. “In fact, I do not feel the urgency to announce my retirement because I am still active in doing shows. Meanwhile, time passes and the day will come when I will not have much choice.”

The 27-year-old Quebecer captured the hearts and minds of a nation in 2010 when her mother suffered a heart attack shortly after arriving at the Vancouver Olympics.

Despite her mom’s death, Rochette skated to a personal best on the way to capturing a bronze medal.

“At my age, I'm a little old to continue anyway,” Rochette said. “It’s getting late to find (a coach).”


 

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