Libby Trickett: Australian Swimmer Announces Her Retirement (Video)

December 21, 2009

Australian swimmer Libby Trickett, triple Olympic champion in speed tests, announced her retirement from swimming at age 24 thereby forgoing the opportunity to compete in the Olympics in London. Will it be possible that this was the last time we saw Libby in the pool? Will she be back? Keep reading to know the rest of this news plus videos below.

Australian Swimmer Libby Trickett 1

Libby Trickett announced this December just three months after she said she was going to take a break and was also considering retiring.

"I sincerely believe that I leave a good time for me," Trickett said to the media. "I do not feel as if it were slower or can not seem to win more competitions, but I leave on my terms, without being forced to it," she added.
Trickett’s withdrawal comes after having taken a break after the world championship contest in Rome, where she failed to win any gold medals but she did get a silver and two bronzes.
The Australian swimmer, who refused to use polyurethane and bathing suits that were later banned, had already raised her retirement immediately after the championships in Rome.
However, she decided to take time to consider her retirement decision before rinsing off for good if she had the chance to win an Olympic gold medal in her favorite event of 100 meters freestyle in London.
"Ultimately, the only reason they would continue to swim in London but I can not justify a work of four years and then maybe not win anything," said Trickett.
"Would you be satisfied, not to win a gold medal in the 100m freestyle?, I’m fine, I’m ready for change,", said the former champion Australian swimmer of the world.
Trickett won three Olympic gold medals, one in Athens in 2004 and two in Beijing last year and eight gold medals in world championships, including five records in Melbourne in 2007.
The Australian, who competed under her maiden name of Lenton before marrying Luke Trickett in 2007,  started using her husband’s last name while competing in the Australian 2008 Olympics..
For Trickett’s time to end her college career and focus on your own time and raise a family. "I like children now that my sister had a baby, and I want to start a family too, I prefer the children to my husband, but this is not the best time to join our family,"

Libby was born January 28, 1985 in Townsville, Queensland Australian the Australian swimmer sprint specialist has won four Olympic medals in world championships and twelve, and is currently the world record holder in six events: three in long course (50, 100-meter freestyle and 4×100 relay) and three short course (100 and 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly)
While we respect Libby’s decision,  we will really miss her very much and wish her the best of luck in whatever path  life takes her.

Take a look at some photos of Libby plus the video below.

The Best of Libby Trickett  Video

Libby Trickett Retirement News Video

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