Wrist injury forces Libby Trickett to retire from pool

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Libby Trickett, one of Australia’s most decorated swimmers, has retired due to a wrist injury, Swimming Australia said on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old, who was a member of the women’s gold medal winning 4×100 metres freestyle relay team at last year’s London Olympics, has struggled to return to the pool after suffering the injury eight months ago.

“There will always be a tinge of sadness to leave the sport that I love, but I have wonderful memories and experiences to draw upon in the future,” Trickett said in a statement.

“I feel at peace with my decision and most importantly I feel that I am finally ready to take on the next adventure in my life.”

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