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Russian Olympic rhythmic gymnastics champion Margarita Mamun retires

Margarita Mamun, the Olympic all-around rhythmic gymnastics champion, has retired at the age of 22.

Coach says 22-year-old has 'completed her mission' in sports

22-year-old Russian Olympic rhythmic gymnastics champion Margarita Mamun, seen celebrating a Gold medal at the Rio Olympics, announced her retirement on Saturday. (Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Margarita Mamun, the Olympic all-around rhythmic gymnastics champion, has retired at the age of 22.

Mamun's coach, Irina Viner-Usmanova, tells Russia's state news agency Tass that Mamun "has finished and won't compete," adding that she "has completed her mission" in sports.

Born in Moscow to Russian and Bangladeshi parents, Mamun retires with seven world championship gold medals.

She took a sabbatical after beating fellow Russian Yana Kudryavtseva to Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro last year, but had suggested she'd return for next year's world championships.

Mamun was the latest in a long line of rhythmic gymnastics champions for Russia, which has won every available Olympic gold medal since 2000.

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