(Sherbrooke) Figure skater Vanessa Grenier announced his retirement at the age of 24 to concentrate on his professional career.
“It’s been simmering it in my head, explains the Cookshire-Eaton athlete. I had a good time for reflection in order not to be wrong. ”
When the duo with Maxime Deschamps parted, Vanessa Grenier could not find a partner to its height.
“I looked to find me a new one and there was none. Even if I had waited to finally find one, the preparation is long and would have had I shown patient before to have success again. Besides, I had before me some opportunities that I did not want to miss. ”
Today the former Canadian champion in juniors keeps one foot in the world of sports by having graphics contracts in Quebec Skating Sport Excellence and the island of Montreal in addition to working at Transcontinental.
“I’m still passionate about the sport. It was important for me to keep a link with this universe. For cons, I do not intend to become a coach. I’m not the best to supervise an athlete, although I sometimes will work with other coaches. ”
Vanessa Grenier lives well with his decision even if it retains fond memories of his time in the world of figure skating.
“I always remember my international competitions, my second on the national stage in the junior solo and our first among Canadian couple in 2014. The only regret I have is not having reached my ultimate goal of the Olympics. I still participated in many major competitions without forgetting my place in the national team. I am young to take my retirement from the sport, but I think to have reached a crossroads. Only the right to expect. ”