Olympic figure skater Alysa Liu, 16, announced her retirement on Instagram.
Liu, who made the announcement on Saturday, said she had been skating for 11 years, since she was 5, and said that in that time she had achieved her goals.
“I honestly never thought I would have accomplished as much as I did LMAOO, I’m so happy. I’m so happy with how my skating career has turned out,” she said. wrote on Instagram.
Liu didn’t say why she decided to retire, but hinted that her career has had its ups and downs.
On Instagram, Liu shared a slew of photos from her time competing in the Olympics and her childhood.
She said that now that she is retired, she will likely spend time with friends and family in addition to studying.
She added that “this skating story taught me so much more about life than I ever expected. I’m so glad I skated.”
Liu’s time at the 2022 Beijing Olympics may have been marred by the fact that she and her father, Arthur Liu, are believed to have been targeted by the Chinese government for surveillance and harassment.
Elder Liu is a former political refugee.
Federal charges have been filed against five people suspected of working for the Chinese government to spy on, harass and stalk former Chinese nationals living in the United States.