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Knee injury forces Canadian figure skater Samson to retire

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The Canadian Press
11/1/2012 12:02:33 PM
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OTTAWA -- A knee injury has forced Canada's Myriane Samson to retire from amateur figure skating.

The 24-year-old from St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., won a silver medal at the 2011 Canadian championships, but was forced to withdraw from the world championships that same year with a knee injury.

She hasn't been able to compete since.

"This was a very difficult decision and one that I had to make because the pain in my knee is back," Samson said Thursday in a statement. "I had a great career with great experiences. Not everyone has the opportunities that I've had through the world of skating."

Samson plans to stay involved in the sport by focusing on teaching.

Figure Skating (Photo: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

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