Russian champion gymnast (*22 *) announces retirement at age 22 following struggle with bulimia– DHT Sport News

Prominent Russian balanced gymnast Alexandra (*22 *) has actually formally validated her retirement from expert sport, stating that she wishes to completely focus on her health which was weakened by an eating condition.

The 22- year-old highlighted that she will remain in gymnastics, however in rather a various function, which she hasn’t clarified, however hinting that she may focus on training and master classes.

The four-time world champion who was extensively considered as among the most versatile and technically talented gymnasts put her profession on stop in 2015 after revealing her fight with bulimia.

Her extensive weight control progressed into a major mental problem that resulted in an eating condition, which needed medical and mental aid.

The professional athlete was anticipated to go back to the global circuit, however (*22 *) who missed out on more than a year of extreme training chose to retire.

Today on December 24 I want to officially announce that my professional sporting career is over. This was an amazing period spanning 16 years,” (*22 *) said.

My time in gymnastics was full of different things, but I want to remember only positive moments. I have nothing to regret and to be upset about, I have achieved, by far, more than I could have ever dreamt of,” the gymnast went on to state.

I’m just 22 and I have my whole life lying ahead of me. I have so many plans that I want to fulfil. Of course they are connected with gymnastics and in order to achieve these goals I need to be fully healthy,” she included.


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