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Leisel Jones retires from swimming

Updated: November 15, 2012, 11:50 PM ET
Associated Press

BRISBANE, Australia -- Leisel Jones retired Friday, ending a 13-year career in which she became the first Australian swimmer to compete at a fourth Olympics in London this year.

The 27-year-old breaststroker won her ninth Olympic medal in London -- a medley relay silver -- equaling a record held by Ian Thorpe for most Olympic medals won by an Australian.

Jones finished fifth in the 100-meter breaststroke in London, an event she won at Beijing in 2008 for her only individual career ...

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