SCOTT Martin has called it quits.
The Wodonga-raised Olympian, 30, hasn’t officially announced his retirement but it has become clear Martin won’t continue his shot put and discus career.
Martin won gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Although the former Wodonga Athletic Club member has always favoured shot put, he showed his ability to step up in discus by claiming his gold medal in that event at the Melbourne Games.
Martin has continually battled injury over the past five years but still managed to compete at the London Olympics last year and heaved a personal best of 65.63 metres in Hawaii during the lead-up to the Games.
He was ranked as the world’s seventh best shot putter at the age of just 23.
Martin has had multiple surgeries on his foot, wrist and back and previously battled a torn pectoral muscle.
“Over the past four years I’ve competed only about three times a year on average,” Martin said.
But he would never forget his famous come-from-behind victory at the 2006 Games.
“It was such a special moment,” he said.
Martin married in 2010 and has a 12-week-old son.