, who won team bronze medal at 2014 Winter Olympics, has withdrawn from 2018 U.S. Championships due to illness.
In a statement, Two-time U.S. figure skating champion said, “It breaks my heart to withdraw from the 2018 U.S. Championships. I am still undergoing treatment for depression, anxiety and an eating disorder.”
“I have not had adequate training time in order to perform at the level at which I want to. It pains me not to compete in this Olympic season, but I know it’s for the best. I wish everyone the best of luck and will be cheering you all on. I want to thank everyone for the ongoing love and support. It means the world to me.”, the statement continued.
Gold announced in September that she would be taking some time off from figure skating to seek some professional help. At that time, she said, “My passion for skating and training remains strong”.
“However, after recent struggles on and off the ice, I realize I need to seek some professional help and will be taking some time off while preparing for my Grand Prix assignments. This time will help me become a stronger person which I believe will be reflected in my skating performances as well.”, Gold added.
However, on October 13, she announced that she would not participate in November Grand Prix events due to treatment. “It saddens me deeply to sit out this Grand Prix Series, but I know it is for the best”, Gold said at that time.
We hope that she get well soon and start doing figure skating soon.