COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 24, 2014) – Caydee Denney and John Coughlin, the 2012 U.S. pairs champions, announced today they will not compete in the 2014-15 figure skating season as Denney continues to rehabilitate a right ankle injury.
“After a lot of therapy, I am excited to take the next step of getting back on the ice beginning with performing in shows and eventually strengthening back to a competitive level,” Denney said.
Denney and Coughlin teamed up in May of 2011 and went on to win the 2012 U.S. pairs title and bronze medals at 2012 Four Continents, the 2014 U.S. Championships and three Grand Prix Series events.
After winning bronze at the 2014 U.S. Championships, Denney sustained a right ankle injury in practice two days before they were slated to depart for the 2014 World Championships in late March.
“I am happy to be by Caydee’s side during her recovery as she was so supportive of me during my time dealing with injury,” Coughlin said.
During Denney’s rehabilitation period, Coughlin worked with U.S. Figure Skating as an athlete ambassador during the 2014 ISU Skating Congress and at various camps. Denney and Coughlin will continue to skate together in shows.
(From U.S. Figure Skating Press Release)