Joannie Rochette Drops Out of Worlds

The toll from skating at the Winter Olympics days after her mother's death finally has worn down bronze medalist Joannie Rochette.

The Canadian champion withdrew Monday from next week's World Figure Skating Championships in Turin, Italy.

"With everything that has happened over the past few weeks, I have missed a significant amount of training time," Rochette said in a statement. "That means I'm not prepared either emotionally or physically to skate well at these championships and once again challenge for the podium.



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