We left you quite a while ago, with a sad announcement about Federica's injury, and it is time now to catch up with what happened, and to give you a great big announcement!
As we told you, Federica sustained an injury at the end of March, which involved a broken vertebra in her back, which required surgery for the better healing possible. Luckily everything went well, and and we all took a great big sigh of relief knowing that our Fede will soon be back to health after this bout of bad luck.
Just as her convalescencewas progressing, we all sat watching the World Championships in Moscow, a bit resigned at not seeing them on the ice anymore.... but it is right now that they step up to surprise us with an announcement which fills us with enthusiasm!
This is their message to all the friends, fans and ice skating followers everywhere:
WHat can we say? We're more than thrilled for these news and this change of heart, and we are already imagining all the emotions that our champions will be able to give us all from the ice with their new programs... which we are already anxious to see, of course!After watching the World Championships on tv, Fede and I had a long conversation, during which we also re-watched our performances and programs at the European Championships in Bern, and we realized we still have in ourselves something to give to this sport.
Our decision to retire came in a moment of sadness and delusion following the result of the European Championships, and tiredness, more mental than physical, after the previous Olympic season and all the physical problems which plagued Fede.With the highest respect for all the teams that took part into the Moscow Worlds, we believe that our talent and artistry are stillamongs the best of these days on a world scale, and our passion for this sport proved to be an irresistible attraction.
For this reason, as soon as Federica will be completely healed from the injury she sustained, we'll start again training in Philadelphia. We won't make long-term programs regarding our carreer, and we'll take it year by year, the decision on the continuation of our adventure.
Stay with us for more of this fantastic adventure, and thank you to Fede and Massi!