Even though she has not competed since 2006, Olympic silver medalist, Sasha Cohen is planning a comeback for a shot at competing in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver according to USA Today and Sasha's official website.
Even though Sasha has not competed since 2006, she has stayed fit and has been skating as part of the Smuckers Stars on Ice Tour. Not surprising, she has been one of the tours' most popular skaters thanks to her amazing flexibility, dynamic performances and her already established fan base.
According to her site:
It’s a good possibility that Sasha’s first competitive skate will be at Skate America, which is November 13-15 at Lake Placid, N.Y. U.S. Figure Skating executive director David Raith said Friday it’s a “logical assumption” she will be at Lake Placid.
Grand Prix assignments will be made May 30. Because Sasha didn't compete in last year's Grand Prix series, she is not automatically eligible for this season's events and has to be invited by the individual organizers. “She's not automatic. But I think when her name shows up on the list, she'll be one of the first chosen,” Raith said.
Skate America has the first rights to Sasha. Raith said he also thinks one of the earlier events — Trophee Eric Bompard in Paris, the Rostelecom Cup in Moscow or Cup of China in Beijing — will have interest.
Sasha is definitely one of my favorite figure skaters of all time along with Joannie Rochette. What do you think – can she make the comeback? I think she can, but time will tell!