Rebecca Adlington retires

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Great Britain’s double Olympic swimming champion Rebecca Adlington has retired, the 23-year-old, who won the 800m world title in 2011 and two Commonwealth Games gold medals in 2010, picked up two bronze medals at London 2012.

“I love swimming but as a competitive element and elite athlete I won’t compete any more,” she said.

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