Olympic champ Camille Muffat retires at 24

In what comes as a bit of surprising news, Camille Muffat of France has decided to retire at the age of 24.

Muffat was an Olympic swimming champion at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London where she was able to claim the 2012 Olympic 400m freestyle gold and silver in the 2012 Olympic 200m free.

The Frenchwoman added a bronze in the 2013 World Championships 200m free.

Muffat says that a dispute with her coach is the reason that led her to call it quits on her swimming career.

“I have taken a big decision to stop swimming,” she said, according to L’Equipe. “[The disagreement with coach Fabrice Pellerin] will stay between us like many other things, good or bad, but I mention that because that was what started things off.”

Of course, Muffat could always return to the pool in the future.

As we have seen recently with American swimmer Michael Phelps, sometimes the itch to compete can be too strong.

Phelps recently returned to the pool from a 20-month retirement.

It would not be a surprise if we saw Muffat back in action down the line, and again see her challenging the likes of Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky in the 2016 in Rio.

Tags: Summer Olympics Swimming

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