Eamon Sullivan retires dues to ongoing shoulder problems


Former freestyle world record holder Eamon Sullivan has announced his immediate retirement from competitive swimming due to ongoing shoulder injury concerns.

Once holder of the 50m and 100m freestyle world records, West Australian Sullivan – who won two Olympic silver medals in Beijing – had been plagued by shoulder issues in recent times.

The 28-year-old had been hoping surgery – which caused him to withdraw from the Glasgow Commonwealth Games team – would extend his swimming career until the 2016 Olympics.

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