Print and Go Back ESPN.com: Swimming and Diving [Print without images]

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Rebecca Adlington retires at 23

Associated Press

LONDON -- Two-time Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington has retired from competitive swimming at 23.

The Briton won in the 400 and 800 meters at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and collected two bronze medals at the London Games last year.

Announcing her retirement on Tuesday, Adlington said she "certainly can't compete" with younger swimmers any more.