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3-time Olympic swimming champion Trickett retires

SYDNEY, - SYDNEY, (AP) — Three-time Olympic swimming champion Libby Trickett is retiring from top competition at the age of 24.

The Australian star, an eight-time winner in the world championships, said Monday she had been considering her future since the July world championships in Rome.

She won her first Olympic title in the 400-meter freestyle relay at the 2004 Athens Games, and won gold in the 100 butterfly and 400 medley relay at Beijing last year.

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