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Liesel Jones retires from swimming

Liesel Jones retires from swimming

Updated 16 November 2012, 22:20 AEDT

Australia's most successful female swimmer retires

 

After 13 years of thrilling performances in the pool, Australia's most successful female swimmer Leisel Jones today decided to hang up her goggles and retire.
 
Jones made her Olympic debut at the Sydney Games in 2000 at the age of 15 and this year, the breaststroke specialist became the first Australian swimmer to compete at four Olympics.
 
The 27-year-old leaves the sport with an amazing record three gold medals...9 Olympic medals the same as Ian Thorpe and a bag full of world championship and Commonwealth Games medals.
 
One person who has watched Leisel Jones' closely over those years has been Swimming Australia's Head Coach Leigh Nugent.
 
Presenter: Tracee Hutchison
Speaker: Swimming Australia's Head Coach Leigh Nugent 

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