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Olympics Figure Skater Alysa Liu Retires At Age 16

Apr 9, 2022, 3:28 PM
Alysa Liu of Team United States...
Alysa Liu of Team United States warms up prior to the Women Single Skating Free Skating on day thirteen of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at Capital Indoor Stadium on February 17, 2022 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
(Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

AP – Alysa Liu, a 2022 Olympian and world championships bronze medalist, is retiring from competitive figure skating at age 16.

Considered the future of U.S. women’s skating and already a two-time national champion, Liu posted her decision Saturday on Instagram.

 

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She made the Olympic team despite having to withdraw from the trials in January when Liu tested positive for COVID-19.

Liu, of Richmond, California, recovered in time to skate in the Beijing Games, where she landed seven triple jumps in her free skate to finish seventh overall.

She then came in third in a watered-down world championships with the Russian skaters not participating.

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