Olympian Eamon Sullivan Retires from Competitive Swimming

Updated: 16 July 2014 13:55 IST

Eamon Sullivan, a three-time Olympian who once held the 50m and 100m freestyle world records, said his retirement was prompted by ongoing shoulder problems.

Olympian Eamon Sullivan Retires from Competitive Swimming
File photo of Australian swimmer Eamon Sullivan © AFP

Sydney:

Former freestyle world record holder and three-time Olympic medalist Eamon Sullivan says he has retired competitive swimming just weeks after pulling out of the Australian team for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games with a shoulder injury. (Also read: Olympic Swimming Champion Camille Muffat Retires at 24)

Sullivan, a three-time Olympian who once held the 50m and 100m freestyle world records, says his retirement was prompted by ongoing shoulder problems.

The 28-year-old said he is at a point where he's had one too many injuries, and it has and become too much to manage. "In the end my body has let me down, so I'm very disappointed but it's the right time." (Related: Triple Olympic Champion Stephanie Rice to Help Indian Swimmers)

Sullivan won two silver and one bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, as well as golds at the 2007 and 2011 world championships.

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