Athletes before and after: who put on weight after a career completion

• Athletes before and after: who put on weight after a career completion

When athletes are at the peak of glory and bring victory and medals one by one their own country, they are the darlings of the press and the public. True career of professional athletes, even those who have achieved success and became famous throughout the world, is short, and life is made up of continuous training, deprivation, excessive media attention and pressure, increasing with each new victory, hard.

Maybe that's why some athletes after the completion of a career no longer look after themselves, as the last load of responsibility is no pressure and the eternal race for first place stopped, and maybe because they just do not know what to do with so much free time.

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Dinara Safina, 30

Hereditary tennis player and former first racket of the world.

Athletes before and after: who put on weight after a career completion

left the sport in 2011.

Athletes before and after: who put on weight after a career completion

Yevgeny Kafelnikov, 42 years old

Honored Master of Sports of Russia and the most award-winning tennis player of the country.

Athletes before and after: who put on weight after a career completion

to finish his career in 2003.

Athletes before and after: who put on weight after a career completion

Tonya Harding, 45 American figure skater became the second woman in history and the first American, which carried out a triple axel in competition.

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Denis Pankratov, 42 years

Two-time Olympic champion, world champion, a multiple champion of Europe.

Athletes before and after: who put on weight after a career completion

He left the sport in 2002.

Athletes before and after: who put on weight after a career completion

Anna Semenovich, 36

Now her name is associated more with the show-business, but once Anna, with three years of skating, won prizes at international competitions.

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Shaquille O'Neal, '44

One of the most famous basketball player, Olympic champion, his name was included in the list of the 50 best players in NBA history.

Athletes before and after: who put on weight after a career completion

to finish his career in 2011.

Athletes before and after: who put on weight after a career completion

Christian Vieri, 43 years - Italian football.

Athletes before and after: who put on weight after a career completion

Announced his retirement in 2009.

Athletes before and after: who put on weight after a career completion

Neil Shipperli, 41 years - British soccer player.

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Ronaldo, 40

Brazilian footballer, one of the best players in the history of football.

Athletes before and after: who put on weight after a career completion

to finish his career in 2011.