MOSCOW, April 6. /TASS/. Russia’s 2014 Olympic champion in cross country skiing Alexander Legkov announced on Friday his decision to wrap up with sports career.
"You have all been with me in the course of many years of my professional career and I truly love you all," Legkov said during a sports tournament in the Russian Siberian city of Khanty-Mansiisk.
"Khanty-Mansiisk is my home city and will always be. I say stop here to my professional career on international tournaments."
"I will see all of you later, not at international tournaments, but perhaps at domestic tournaments or marathons," he stated. " I am announcing the end of my international sports career."
The 35-year-old Russian cross-country skier is the 2014 Olympic gold medalist in 50 km freestyle and the 2014 Olympic silver medalist 4x10 km relay. Legkov is also the silver and bronze medalist of the World Championships in 2007 and 2013 respectively.