“They may not come back at all. They can find something to their liking. I heard Cizeron sews something.” Zhulin and Averbukh about Papadakis / Cizeron to skip the next season
Alexander Zhulin and Ilia Averbukh spoke about the decision of the French duo Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron to skip the next season.
Alexander Zhulin: As for the reasons for this decision, they have already won everything. In fact, they have no rivals, since now there will be no Russian pairs – this is the first.
Secondly, I think they want to see if they are tired of the sport at all, if it makes sense to continue skating. An absolutely balanced decision. To be honest, I thought they would retire. So, there are still some ambitions.
This is an absolutely reasonable decision. Let’s see where figure skating will move. Do I admit that they will not return to figure skating at all? I do admit that. They can find something to their liking. Maybe they will perform in the show.
I heard Cizeron sews something. Maybe there will be some other interests that will captivate them more. I admit that they may not come back at all.
Ilia Averbukh: They have reached their peak: they have won every event possible. Papadakis and Cizeron are some of the most titled athletes in ice dance.
Five-time world champions, Olympic champions… I think they lost motivation. Such a pause is quite understandable. They will try themselves in a different role.
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