The writing was on the wall with the plethora of T.V. appearances Johnny has had since the conclusion of the Men's Free Skate in Vancouver. He's been about as busy as Evan...and he didn't even win a medal.
Johnny Weir has withdrawn from the World Figure Skating Championships in Torino, Italy later this month. He joins Evan Lysacek, Stéphane Lambiel, Tanith Belbin, and Benjamin Agosto...all on the pass list.
But Johnny in his statements is leading his fans to believe that he 'may' continue competing next season. "I want to be a better competitor and win medals for my country, and I hope everyone can respect my decision to take the time to improve. I want my fans to know that I love them, and I work every day to make them proud. I will continue to work hard, and I hope my work for next season will be the most exciting of my career," Johnny told U.S. Figure Skating.
Johnny Weir to compete in the 2010-11 season? We'll see...
Johnny's decision is a golden opportunity for Adam Rippon who'll now get to go to his first Senior Worlds. "I'm very excited and grateful for this opportunity," Rippon told U.S. Figure Skating. "Since competing at Four Continents, I have been training well, and I will be ready to do my best in Torino."
Adam recently won his first Senior ISU Championship at the 2010 Four Continents Cup.
Adam Rippon will join Ryan Bradley and U.S. National Champ Jeremy Abbott in Torino at the end of the month.