Olympic Medalist Gracie Gold Taking Break from Figure Skating.

"Jenny Kirk, a former world junior champion, puts part of the blame on coaches and fans, but most on the skating system itself, which updated its scoring agenda to reward technical moves, jumps and spins, that she said are 'a lot harder…when one’s body is more womanly.'

'Until this system is tweaked, I don’t see a change in the number of injuries and the pressure for skaters to stay an unusually small size.'" - via Washington Post.

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Image: Scott Halleran/Getty Images Europe