Olympians tributes to Rebecca Adlington

Olympians have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to Rebecca Adlington and to wish her luck as she retires from competitive swimming.

Boxer Anthony Ogogo, heptathlete Louise Hazel and open water swimmer Kari-anne Payne tweeted:

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@beckadlington All the best for your retirement Becks. You'll go down as an absolute legend in the pool. Good luck in the future love x

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So unbelievably proud of @beckadlington and honoured to have been on some of your journey with you. I miss you alread!! xxxxx #legend

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Rebecca Adlington retires

Double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington has confirmed that she will retire from competitive swimming.