August 1st, 2012
With this letter we would like to announce Manouk’s official retirement from active amateur figure skating and the end of a beautiful collaboration and skating carrier with great memories and results like finals like three times National Champion 2009, 2010 and 2012 and she reached the finals in European and World Championships.
In every athletes career there is a moment when we have to take certain decisions that are not easy to be taken but necessary to be able to move forward in life and pursue different goals.
Due to Manouk’s returning injuries, we have taken the decision to retire from active high level figure skating and having in vision that after she may has recovered, there will be not enough time to be ready to reach our goals and fulfill the minimum required technical points too qualify for the European and World Championships finals.
We thank to everybody’s support from the past years and we are looking forward to new challenges in life.
Zsolt Kerekes and Manouk Gijsman