Figure skater Alysa Liu, 16, has announced her early retirement from competition. 'I'm So Excited.'

The 16-year-old skater declared her retirement two months after coming seventh in the  women's event at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

"I'm retiring from skating," Liu posted on Instagram Saturday. "I'm quite happy with my skating career. Now that I've achieved my skating ambitions, I'm ready to move on with my life... Skating has taught me more about life than I expected. I'm delighted I skated."

Liu stated that her time in the sport had not been entirely beneficial. "There's good and terrible, but that's life," she said.

"I've made lifelong relationships and memories," Liu concluded. "I never believed I'd achieve so much. So thrilled. I'm quite happy with my skating career."

Liu appeared positive about her upcoming chapter, despite fond recollections of the past. I'm going to enjoy my "free time with my family and friends" now that I've finished my skating ambitions.

"Skating has taught me more about life than I expected. I'm pleased I skated "she said.

With a national score record of 235.52, Liu became the youngest two-time champion in the history of the U.S. national senior championship.

Last month, she took bronze in the 2022 Worlds in France.