Rebecca Adlington: 'I'll be swimming even when I'm 90 years old'

The 23-year-old Olympic medallist says she will always swim but no longer competitively

There has been much speculation over the 23-year-old Olympic swimmer's future since she won two bronze medals at the London 2012 Games.

At a news conference today the Mansfield-born swimmer confirmed she would be retiring from her competitive career that has brought her Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth titles.

"I hate the word retire. I love swimming but as a competitive element and elite athlete I won't compete any more.

I'll always be swimming even when I am 90 years old." – REBECCA ADLINGTON

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