Lotte Friis skips retirement plans until after Rio 2016


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Speaking with the Danish newspaper BT, Lotte Friis reveals that she was planning to retire after Herning 2013, but has decided to continue until the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, in an attempt to ‘avenge’ her flop at London 2012. It will be part time though, as she has already started to prepare for a life after swimming, where she hopes to be a television host or producer.

“The World Championships was an eye opener for me,” Friis said to BT. “I found out that I can still compete. I had otherwise planned to swim this season and then stop after the European Championships in Denmark. But that plan is now in the trash can. My confidence got a huge boost from the World Championships, and now I believe again that I accomplish something at the Olympics in Rio in 2016. There I aim to take a medal.”

Lotte Friis World Champion - Arena Swimwear

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