Three-time figure skating Olympic medalist Shoma Uno has no regrets retiring from competitive sports, saying he wants to give himself a pat on the back for what he has accomplished.

“I have no lingering feelings (for competitive figure skating) at all,” Uno told a news conference Tuesday in Tokyo explaining his decision. Uno, who announced his intention to retire on Instagram last week, said he will continue figure skating as a professional.

“Looking back at my past footage, I can truly say I worked really hard. I think I accomplished something truly remarkable by honing the skills every day to get to this point,” he said.