The Canadian figure skater inspired by Simone Biles, withdrawn from the world figure skating championship at the eleventh hour

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Nathan Chen and Yuzuru Hanyu aren’t the only figure skaters missing from the World Figure Skating Championship currently taking place in Montpellier, France. The Canadian pair Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro are also not on the list of participants in the world championship. Although there has been speculation about their possible retirement after this edition, the decision still remains secret.

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Although the major question here is what caused the duo to drop out of the championship at the eleventh hour? Their performance at the Winter Olympics in Beijing had certainly not been excellent, but they had a good chance of winning the French championship.

Why didn’t Kirsten Moore-Towers compete in the World Figure Skating Championship?

The Canadian figure skater has revealed that gymnastics legend Simone Biles inspired her to decide what’s best for her right now. She referenced Simone Biles’ Tokyo Olympic decision and noted, “If someone like Simone Biles can come up and say ‘I just can’t do it’, it made me feel a lot less alone and less ashamed of my own thoughts.”

As an athlete, you always have to know your strengths and weaknesses, and Kirsten made a smart decision. She carefully considered all the parameters to choose what is best.

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Kirsten Moore feels tired

The two-time Olympian is well aware of her current physical condition. She says, “I’m going to be super honest and upfront. I felt tired and felt like I couldn’t fight hard enough to be the best in a world championship.

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Kirsten further revealed that she also faces many difficulties while preparing for the Olympic season.

It is always good to take a break and give yourself the necessary time. Kirsten does the same, as she doesn’t want to be in the running without being 100% ready for battle.

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