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Swimming: Adlington set to announce her retirement

Published on Jan 31, 2013 8:28 PM

LONDON (AFP) - Double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington has revealed that she will make a "major announcement" at a press conference next Tuesday, amid rumours she has decided to retire from swimming.

The 23-year-old won two gold medals at the Beijing Games in 2008 but could only muster two bronze medals at London 2012 as Britain's swimmers picked up a disappointing three medals.

Adlington has also been critical of governing body British Swimming in recent months and has questioned why the organisation is yet to appoint a replacement for Dennis Pursley, who stepped down as head coach after the London Games.

"Why is it taking so long? We've been dying for them to appoint a head coach for months," she said.

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