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Retired Athletes in 2019

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An Olympian in 2016, Polish gymnast Katarzyna Jurkowska-Kowalska retired. Her biggest achievement was earning a gold medal on beam at the 2016 Cottbus World Cup. She is also the originator of a skill on floor.

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Uiloq Slettemark of Greenland :GRL (biatlon) has said the IBU Cup in Duszniki earlier this month was her last competition.

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Former world champion Vladimir Kramnik has just announced that he will end his career as a professional chess player. Kramnik was world champion from 2000 until 2007.

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Kelly Clark (Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe) announces her retirement after this years X Games

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Nate Holland (Men’s Snowboard Cross) seen to announce his retirement in national TV today.

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A week late but two :INA Indonesian badminton players, Liliyana Natsir and Debby Susanto announced their retirement.

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1 hour ago, ChandlerMne said:

Is there any pattern in retirement of horses? How old are they,usually,in the time of retirement?

 

It depends on the discipline, but usually around 18 years of age is about an upper limit. Jumping horses generally have the shortest career, with a lot of them retiring at 14-15 (or even earlier). There are more 16+ horses in eventing, and even more in dressage. Dressage championships in fact often have a couple of 19-20 year olds...

 

But it also depends from horse to horse and other such factors like injuries. Additionally, a lot of top horses that retire don't go straight to isolated fields, but instead they have a role of "schoolmasters" for younger and inexperienced riders.

 

Equestrian (dressage in particular) is generally a sport that very much helps preserve the horse, if done well. Through training they become more flexible and supple, and that's what they need to have long, healthy life...


All King Victor Emmanuel's Show Horses Can Make Really Beautiful People Fall

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