Sad news for Bubka fans. Speculation had been rife that Pole vault legend is about to announce his retirement from sports, at age 56, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 30/10/2020 : 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 just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Thursday evening, #ThankYouSergey 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 him make the decision.
“Sergey Bubka was unlike any other athlete we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouSergey”
— @universalObserver, 29 Oct 2020
“Didn't Sergey Bubka retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 29 Oct 2020
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