Katarina Witt to announce shock retirement?

Twice Olympic figure skating champion created a stir on Monday when rumors have surfaced that her career was over.

Sad news for Witt fans. Speculation had been rife that Twice Olympic figure skating champion will announce her retirement from sports, at age 58, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 05/03/2024 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being an athlete isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being an athlete-model-actress just isn't fun anymore,” she might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that she may branch out into other creative fields she is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.

#ThankYouKatarina

For a little while on Monday evening, #ThankYouKatarina was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made her make the decision.

“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouKatarina.”
— @DesireePlum, 4 Mar 2024
“I thought Katarina Witt retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 4 Mar 2024

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