Kozmus retires

08.10.2009 World

Surprise information from Slovenia. Olympic and world winner in hammer throw Primoz Kozmus sent a letter to media on Wednesday to announce his retirement.

Even his agent Uros Zager was surprised: “ He just send out the news yesterday to newspaper, turned off the phone and we cannot contact him. I hope it is only temporary,« he said. His coach Vlado Kevo confirmed the news too: »It is true what is written. Primož said that he has enough of athletics and has decided to quit the sport. We recently planned a new season and talked about what we can do to get him to a higher level, so I was shocked when I got this decision. We planned a world record and I believe that would be achieved within three years. Therefore, I am disappointed and shocked. I do not know what to say.” Also leaders of Slovenian Athletics Federation expressed big surprise. All parties are hoping it is not his final decision. “I won World and Olympic titles, my desire to win remains. top, I realize that my way is much left neosvojenih peaks. The desire to win it, remains. However, currently I do not feel any power and mental interest to continue. I m tired and I need a break, and a longer time to think how to proceed. To all those who accompanied me on the way I want to thank you. It is not an easy decision and I need a break, so I decided to stop my sporting journey. I will take a time for reflection and consultation with my team. I will finally decide before the new season. I will tell you in spring more about my decision, therefore, I kindly ask for understanding and respect for my decision,” Kozmus wrote in a letter.

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