“A few weeks ago, I made the decision to leave Orenburg,” Ovtcharov announced on Tuesday via Instagram with.
The war against Ukraine makes him stunned and very sad.
Ovtcharov had not played for the club since his ankle operation in October.
With Fakel Orenburg, which is sponsored by the Russian Energy Group Gazprom, he won four times the Champions League.
The club has become his athletic home and has greatly supported him in his development.
“The sport can not really do it, yet I can not just continue playing table tennis now!” Ovscharov wrote.
He himself was born in Kyiv, his family moved to Germany shortly thereafter.
His father was Soviet table tennis champion and national player.