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Victoria Moors Announces Her Retirement

After much speculation as to the state of her gymnastics career, Canadian gymnast, Victoria Moors has announced her retirement.

Victoria, who helped the Canadian team to a historic fifth place finish in London in 2012 officially announced her retirement today via her Instagram account.

My gymnastics career has been a long hall... And now it's time for me to retire as a professional gymnast. It's been a tough road for me and I've been faced with some challenges that i just couldn't overcome. This sport has taught me so much about myself and life itself. I've made so many amazing friends that i know will stick by my side for my whole life and I know I will stick by theirs. My love for this sport will truly never end and I will continue to inspire young athletes to be the best person/athlete that they can be. This has been one of the toughest decisions that I've had to make but I have to look out for myself and do what's best for me. I would like to thank my friends, fans, coaches and my family who have stood by my side throughout my whole career I wouldn't of been where I am without you thanks so much for believing in me and understanding this tough decision.
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Victoria was trained by former soviet Olympic champion, Elvira Saadi and is mostly known for her floor routine, and specifically, her dance.

In addition to her contribution to the Canadian Olympic team in 2012, Victoria also placed third at the 2013 American Cup behind Katelyn Ohashi and Simone Biles. She went on to place 9th in the all-around at the World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium and had the double twisting double layout named after her in addition to her eponymous uneven bars dismount, a toe on hecht laid out with a half twist.

2014 didn't treat Victoria nearly as well. She competed at the American Cup where she placed fourth. She was named to the Canadian Commonwealth Games team, but was mysteriously dismissed without any explanation right before the competition.  Since then, Victoria's intentions with gymnastics has been in question since her departure from the Commonwealth Games team nearly a year ago.

She appeared at Elite Canada in February only performing on two events.

She made her first retirement announcement at Canadian Nationals in Gatineau, Quebec, today during the all around and event finals.

What is next for Victoria? In her downtime from gymnastics, she's been writing a make-up blog ToriMoorsMakeup, maybe she could become a make-up artist?


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