Sports April 26, 2016 | 4:42 pm

Super Sanchez announces retirement

Santo Domingo,- Twice-Olympic champion Felix Sanchez on Tuesdayannounced his retirement from the tracks, acknowledging that it was a verydifficult decision.

Super Sanchez thanked his family for understanding hisdecision. "Thanks to my family who has understood my sacrifice and my wifeKarina has given me the best gift: a child."

He announced his retirement on a video played at a pressconference held at Olympic Committee headquarters.

Sanchez, a Dominican-American track-and-field athlete, wasOlympic champion in 2004 in Athens and in 2012 in London in the 400 meter hurdles,the greatest athlete in Dominican Republic history, as evidenced by the OlympicStadium which bears his name.

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