On September 22, the 21-year-old Russian figure skating star Elena Radionova announced her retirement.
Redionova won the bronze medal in women's singles at the 2015 World Championships, two gold medals in the World Youth Championships, two silver medals in the European Championships, 1 silver and 1 bronze in the figure skating grand finals, and gold medals in the 2017 Winter Games...
In her retiring speech, Redionova said: "Maybe, for some people, this is not news, but I still want to officially say-I have ended my sports career. Now is the time to open a new chapter in my life. I am very Thanks to the fans and those who support me, but also to my coaches, choreographers and those who work with me! Thank you for what you have done for me! Without you, I would not have achieved such results, thank my parents Support and trust!"
"Figure skating will always stay in my heart. This is my life. It taught me how to deal with difficulties and gave me strength."