Team Surprise will no longer be competing
Team Surprise from Sweden is one of the oldest synchronized skating teams in the world. / Credits: Navaz Sumar Photography
"Today we have a big and heavy-hearted announcement to make", wrote this morning Team Surprise on social media. The Silver World Medallist will no longer be competing. A shock to the fans.
"Team Surprise will sadly be coming to an end. This is a decision that has grown over the past few years and it has not been an easy one", announced the team on Facebook. "We are very proud of what Team Surprise stands for and what we as a team have done for the sport. Andrea and us have all wanted to challenge the sport and dare to test the limits to see how far we can go. We have not always chosen the easy way."
Team Surprise thanks the coach
"Andrea, you have always been a big inspiration to us! You have taught us how to act, not only on the ice but even in all that we do outside of our time as athletes. You have been there for us 24/7 and you are an extra mother to each and every one of us. We can’t thank you enough for everything you have done and taught us and we will be taking these skills and all the special memories with us through the rest of our lives. We love you!"
"We want to thank all of you who have given us continued love and support throughout the years and we hope we have given you something to aspire to. Believe in yourselves and dare to test your boundaries. Nothing is impossible."
Established in 1985 by Andrea Dohany and coming from Landvetter (SWE), Team Surprise has been one of the world's most successful team. Their last biggest success has been their World Silver Medal earned in Stockholm last April.
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