The Spanish international escort Marta Xargay, Olympic runner-up in Rio 2016 among the seven medals of her career, announced this Thursday her retirement from professional basketball.
“Today I want to move you, in a very close and personal way, but above all very positive and rewarding, my decision to put an end to my career as a professional basketball player “Xargay expressed through his official profile on the social network Twitter.
In a long message, The 30-year-old player from Girona pointed out that basketball has “given her a lot” and “filled with life”, but also that “all that glitters is not gold”. “Outside of doors, everything is idealized; indoors, the level of sacrifice and mental and physical demand is enormous, “he added.
Xargay has played during his career in Spanish clubs such as Uni Girona and Perfumerías Avenida de Salamanca, the Phoenix mercury of the American WNBA, the USK Prague czech or the Dynamo Kursk Russian. A year ago he announced that he was temporarily stopping his professional career, and now he is doing so permanently.
Absolute international on 147 occasions, with 1,356 points and 7 medals, which include three golds in the 2013, 2017 and 2019 EuroBasket, the president of the Spanish Basketball Federation, Jorge Garbajosa, sent him a message of thanks through a statement.
“Marta Xargay will always be one of the players who will go down in history not only for the successes of this National Team but also for having made us enjoy and get excited with her game on many occasions. We wish him the best of luck both in sports and in personal matters ”, Garbajosa highlighted.