The skater Javier Fernández, two-time world champion and six times European champion, has announced his retirement from the competition for 2019 because, according to him, your body and mind "no longer arrive", just one year after achieving the medal of bronze in its third Olympic Games, those of PyeongChang 2018.
"I have to think about the level of competition I want to compete because my body or my mind does not arrive … I have to accept it," he said at the event organized by the newspaper 'ABC' to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Spanish Constitution .
In this way, Fernández's last major competition will be the European Championship in Belarus, where he will try to add his seventh consecutive continental title after the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
In addition, the historic Olympic bronze in PyeongChang on February 17, the Madrid native, who had to emigrate to Canada to become one of the best in the world and had already repeatedly dropped that his farewell was close, was a double world champion (2015 and 2016) and also achieved two bronzes at the World Championships in 2013 and 2014.
The sports career of Javier Fernández, in images
"When your sports career is over you have nothing, you are alone. Skating has given me everything. It's my profession and I want it to be my future, I want to continue contributing, not as a competitor but as a person dedicated to sports, "he said.
Sources close to the athlete confirmed to Europa Press that Fernández will leave the high competition next year, and that will be dedicated to skating in a professional way carrying out shows like 'Revolution on ice'.