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Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 16:31
Legendary volleyballer Serginho announces end of his playing career
By Xinhua
Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 16:31 By Xinhua

In this Aug 17, 2016 photo, Brazil's Sergio Dutra Dos Santos reacts after Brazil scored a point during the men's quarter-final volleyball match between Brazil and Argentina at Maracanazinho Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (ERIC FEFERBERG / AFP)

SAO PAULO, Brazil - Brazilian volleyball legend Sergio Santos, 44, announced that he would end his playing career last weekend.

Now I think it's the right time and I can look back at my career and feel extremely happy about it. Every dig, every reception, every trip, every tournament, won or lost, they were all worth it.

Sergio Santos, volleyball player

Usually known as Serginho, the Brazilian has two Olympic gold medals from Athens 2004 and Rio 2016. In Rio 2016, Serginho was named Most Valuable Player (MVP).

The veteran libero is the only man who played in four consecutive Olympic finals. In Beijing 2008 and London 2012, he grabbed two silver medals.

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"Now I think it's the right time and I can look back at my career and feel extremely happy about it. Every dig, every reception, every trip, every tournament, won or lost, they were all worth it," Serginho said.

Serginho said he will spend more time on his farm after retirement.

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