Two-time world champion in gymnastics, Paseka, announced plans to retire from the sport.
Four-time Olympic medalist Maria Paseka said she’ll never achieve her dream of winning Olympic gold. “I will leave the sport little by little,” said the 27-year-old gymnast.
Maria Paseka, a two-time Russian World Champion in the vault, has announced that she will be retiring from gymnastics soon. Paseka, 27, shared the news on her Instagram account and was quickly recognized as being an extremist organization in Russia with them being banned.
The world champion gymnast doesn’t give in to the negative voices in her head but instead follows her heart’s desires. “I went through a difficult path, they never believed in me,” she wrote. “But I proved that I was Maria Paseka.”
The Russian gymnast ended her career at the age of 20 with “I broke”
Alyona Paseka, the woman who won 2 world-champion titles as a jumper in 2020, announced her retirement from the sport. This announcement came just months before Valentina Rodionenko, the head coach of the Russian national team, referenced Paseka’s desire to come back to the sport. Although not confirmed at this point, it is thought that she will return for the 2024 Olympics in Paris.
Paseka will now be a coach for the Chinese gymnastics team.
Pasika has won three silver and one bronze medal at the Olympics, as well as two golds in the vault event (2015, 2017).