Laura Lepisto of Finland has decided to retire from competitive skating after a two years stop. Laura's latest competition was 2010 Worlds, where she placed third giving Finland the first World medal. From then on, she had been persecuted by injuries, firstly a back one, then a foot one that took her away from competition since now. Laura has been three times European medalist, in 2009 she won in front of her home crowd in Helsinki. She says that she doesn't feel motivated any more and she now feels relieved at having done such a hard decision After two difficult seasons, she has now decided to retire. I wish her all the best for the future and good bye Laura!