Олимпийский чемпион по прыжкам в воду ушел из спорта ради музыки

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Олимпийский чемпион по прыжкам в воду британец Крис Мирс заявил, что завершает спортивную карьеру.

На летних Олимпийских играх-2016 Мирс в паре с соотечественником Джеком Ло завоевал золото в синхронных прыжках в воду с трехметрового трамплина.

«Я завершаю карьеру. Долго думал про то, как всем рассказать. Это было удивительное путешествие — от семилетнего ребенка с неиссякаемой энергией до олимпийского чемпиона! Мой путь оказался непростым. Но чтобы получить что-то, надо усердно работать, постоянно совершенствоваться и никогда не сдаваться», — написал 26-летний спортсмен на своей странице в Instagram.

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What can I say... I’m RETIRED 🤷🏻‍♀️ I’ve been thinking of this post for quite some time, and how to share it with everybody. So here goes! What a journey! From a seven year old kid with too much energy, somersaulting off of anything and worrying my parents to death, to Olympic champion with @jacklaugher ! Well... it wasn’t quite that easy 😂 My road was certainly bumpy. But in order to get to something from nothing, you need to work hard, keep improving, and never give up. The first part of my journey started in Reading, my hometown (RG massif!) with Albatross diving club. A special shoutout to Geoff Pierce for finding my talent, and Malcolm Green for nurturing it! This led me on to train in Southampton for the duration of my early career - coached by the forever amazing Lindsey Fraser. She taught me so much and I am very grateful - she would fry me with her lazer vision and I knew in that moment ... I’d fucked up! 😂 The whole Southampton diving community were so supportive, and pivotal to my learning as an athlete. Lindsey taught me a number of dives and skills, leading me to compete around the world and start to win medals. I then was faced with an opportunity - to start synchro with Jack. I didn’t think twice about it and my moving process took about 2 weeks as soon as I made the decision to move to Leeds. It was in these few years where I think I learned the most - I’d moved far away from home, gained more independence, and was handed over to the great Ady Hinchliffe. Ady turned me from a boy into a man! I’ve had a career full of amazing memories, friendships and experiences I’ll always look back on and smile. I’ve learned lessons that I will take with me for the rest of my life! I’m now working full time in the music industry, and will be releasing music through @its_bloodline with my cousin @robbie.mcdade , as well as working on music for other artists. Watch this space 😊 A HUGE Thankyou to everyone who has supported me !! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤 - My top achievements - Olympic GOLD Commonwealth GOLD X2 World championship BRONZE World Cup SILVER European GOLD + SILVER MBE! Outscoring jack on a reverse dive (pretty sure it happened) P.S check last photo

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Он рассказал, что теперь работает в музыкальной индустрии и будет выпускать музыку с своим двоюродным братом, а также сотрудничать с другими артистами.