Michael MAZE announced his retirement
On his Facebook Fan Page Michael MAZE announced his retirement today. 34-years-old Dane won the 2004 Olympic bronze medal in doubles, won gold in singles and team's events at the European Championships, and clinched gold at the Europea's Top 12.
„The time has come!
I have made the most difficult decision of my career – my time as a top table tennis player has come to an end!
In consultation with my doctors and management we came to this very difficult decision! I had hoped to compete at this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio but my body just can’t anymore. After several operations I can no longer train 100% without pain and therefore not compete at the level I’m used to.
I want to thank especially my family, friends, F.reklame A/S, #Butterfly, #NaturEnergi, sponsors and fans from the bottom of my heart - I’m forever grateful for all the support You have showed throughout my whole career.
So many great experiences and memories to take with me from this amazing sport.