44-year-old gymnast from Uzbekistan will finish his career after the Olympic games in 2020

44-year-old gymnast from Uzbekistan will finish his career after the Olympic games in 2020

In 2016 in Rio de Janeiro Oksana Chusovitina was the age of the gymnast in history, participated in the Olympics


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Olympic champion 1992 in gymnastics, Oksana Chusovitina, playing in the national team of Uzbekistan, said he will finish his career next summer. The last competition in his career the 44-year-old girl will be the Olympics in 2020 in Tokyo, reports TASS.

«This will be my final Olympics, I will leave the big sports, will not be an active sportsman, but will remain in the sport. I will help and do everything for the development of children’s sport in Uzbekistan, will live on in sports,» said athlete.

About plans to speak at the Games in Tokyo Chusovitina announced earlier in October. The Olympics 2020 will become the eighth athlete in the course of a career. At the start of the competition, the gymnast must be 45 years.

In 2016, Chusovitina has entered the Guinness Book of records as the only athlete in the history of artistic gymnastics, took part in seven Olympiads. The competition in Rio de Janeiro, she also became the oldest gymnast in history, spoke at the Games.

Chusovitina is a three-time world champion and European champion. In the course of her career she played for the national teams of the USSR, Germany and Uzbekistan. Athlete debuted at the Olympic games in 1992, winning gold in the team competition the national team of the former USSR countries.

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