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Seven is the last, gymnast Chusovitina talks about her Olympics

Xinhua, August 5, 2016 Adjust font size:

Oksana Chusovitina from Uzbekistan has decided to retire after her seventh Olympic Games here at Rio and the 41-years-old gymnast hoped that she can reach the vault final this time.

Chusovitina became the first female gymnast to take part in six Olympic Games when she competed in London four years ago, and she rewrote her own record by coming to Rio as Uzbekistan's only female gymnast.

"I just love this sport. I still like to train and compete. That's why I still go on," said Chusovitina after Thursday's podium training at the Rio Olympic Arena.

"My biggest goal in this competition is to make it to the vault final," continued the vault specialist, who took the silver of the event at the 2008 Olympic Games.

Chusovitina believed that the Rio Olympics would be her last Games. "I think I won't do any competitions after the Olympics. When I retire from gymnastics, it has to be on a Monday, because that is the hardest day of training." Endit