Fedor Klimov finished his sports career

Posted on 2018-09-09 • 6 comments


Fedor Klimov announced about his retirement.

Fedor: On Wednesday I was at the Federation and wrote an official statement addressed to the president of the skating Federation that I decided to finish my sports career.

Why? Because the pair Ksenia Stolbova – Fedor Klimov no longer exists. This was our mutual decision. The reasons are different for each of us. At the moment I don’t continue sports activities, but I keep the right to return to figure skating after a while, if such desire appears.

As for the plans, recently I have tried myself in different directions. Of course, they are connected with figure skating. I continue to work with Nina Mozer in her projects. I try myself in coaching, I take part in different seminars, master classes. As I said, all this is connected with figure skating. In addition, I graduated from the university with a degree in sports management. I try everything, I try to find myself. I don’t want my education to be useless.

Of course, there is a feeling of regret, but I don’t think that it would be better for me now to continue my sports career the way it was in recent seasons. Ksenia ans I thanked each other, hugged each other, said goodbye. I am grateful to her for a long time that we have trained, skated together. We had successes, we had failures. There were many moments of gooad and bad. And it’s good that we had it. I am grateful to Ksenia that we have gone through all of this. I tried to part on a good note.

Of course, it is not easy for any athlete to finish a career. For me it was a serious and difficult step, but I decided not to deceive anyone and myself first of all.

by Olga Ermolina for fsrussia.ru


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6 Responses to “Fedor Klimov finished his sports career”

  1. Piece of work says:

    I can’t remember if it was on Twitter, or where, but I read comments in late summer or fall from Ksenia where she said she had injured herself, her leg I think, right before Worlds. She said she never heard from Klimov after that. He didn’t call or visit to see how she was doing, even once. I don’t know them personally, but going by that, they didn’t part on good terms.

  2. jimmbboe says:

    Such a shame, loved to see them skate. All the best to Fedor!

  3. Mad for Skating says:

    What other punishments does God have in store for me this year???

    Jokes aside, I will miss him. They were the pair that got me interested in skating. I am happy to hear things ended on good terms though. At least that’s what he says.

    • FS Gossips says:

      No matter what really happened between these two, Fedor acted with dignity. Only positive words about Ksenia and the words of gratitude.

      • Mad for Skating says:

        That is true. He is always very polite in the interviews, and he honestly seemed to respect her as a partner even though they had nothing in common.

        Fedor, you’re a retired man now, you have free time for a girlfriend. Call me?

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