Japanese figure skater Machida announces retirement
Updated: 2014-12-29 09:56
TOKYO - Japan's figure skater Tatsuki Machida revealed on Sunday that he will retire from competition.
Tatsuki Machida of Japan performs during the men's free skating event at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating final in Barcelona December 13, 2014. [Photo/Agencies]
The 24-year-old Machida is the silver medalist at the 2014 World Championships and finished fifth at Sochi Winter Olympic Games.
He has been included in Japan's squad for the 2015 World Championships in Shanghai in March but has given up the chance to compete.
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