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