Rebecca Adlington looks forward to a 'new chapter'

Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington has thanked all those who have supported her throughout her career.

In a series of tweets and in a longer article on her website Rebecca thanked, "all my swimming teaches/coaches when I was young. You made it so much fun!"

In a statement connected to her retirement she also said, "To everyone in Mansfield who has believed in me from day one. It will always be my home. I'm a proud Mansfield girl!!"

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Obviously I have announced the end of my competitive swimming career. Sad in many ways but also so exciting. New chapter of my life begins!

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Thank you so everyone who supported me! Too many to thank in 140 characters so all said here... http://t.co/lebhW4IQ

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Its been an incredible journey, one I will treasure and remember for the rest of my life. Thank you x

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Rebecca Adlington retires

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