Silver Olympic Medallist, World and European Champion, Yana Kudryavtseva, announces her retirement because of her leg injury.
Irina Viner-Usmanova, president of Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation also confirms that Kudryavtseva is about to retire.
“Yana is injured since last year and she is still in pain. Last year, she underwent surgery, but now, she can’t resist this pain anymore. We are deeply sad because she is very young, she is such a beauty in terms of gymnnastics.”
After Olympic Games in Rio, Yana Kudryavsteva was advised to visit her orthopaedic surgeon again. Surgeons decided that Yana needed surgery once again.
On the other hand, it is still not clear if Olympic Champion, Margarita Mamun will continue her gymnastics career.
“I would like to continue and compete in Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, but there’s a long way to go.”