Dragulescu has 'no interest to compete any more'

Updated: July 11, 2005, 11:34 AM ET

BUCHAREST -- Romania's Olympic silver medalist and two-time world champion gymnast Marian Dragulescu announced his retirement from the sport on Monday.

Dragulescu, who won silver in Athens last year in the floor exercise, said he would be too old to compete at the next Games in Beijing.

"I have no interest to compete any more," Dragulescu, 25, told Reuters.

"I won all except Olympic gold but it's too late for me to wait for the [2008] Olympic Games in Beijing."