Swimming star Becky Adlington from Nottinghamshire is retiring from the pool at the age of 23. She's decided to quit competitive sport because she feels she's too old to take on the very best.
Adlington won two gold medals at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Peter Bearne's report contains flash photography from the start.
Britain's double Olympic champion swimmer Rebecca Adlington has retired from competition to concentrate on grassroots coaching,.
Nottinghamshire swimming ace, Rebecca Adlington, will today make a 'major announcement.'