We didn't see this coming!
2-time Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir is BACK and more excited than ever to compete again, tweeting:
"I'm coming back to competition."
"The bitch is back! So excited to do this, with you all on my side. I promise to try my best to make you proud!"
He announced his return at a New York City press conference and hopes to qualify for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, which he promises will be his last go for a gold. "I will retire after Sochi. I can say that now," he revealed.
That means he's still got two years of hardcore training ahead of him as he has to compete in a series of regional events before getting another shot at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and eventually, if all goes well, the Olympics.
The last time he skated competitively was at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics where he finished 6th.
Good lucky, Johnny boy!
[Image via Andrew WernerWENN.]
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