Jul 13, 2014; Athens, GA, USA; General view of Gabrielsen Natatorium prior to the Sunday finals of the Bulldog Grand Slam. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Eamon Sullivan retires from swimming

On Wednesday one of the top swimmers in the world decided to call it a career. Australia’s Eamon Sullivan released a statement announcing his decision to retire from swimming.

The 28-year-old Sulivan cited injuries for the reason behind retiring at his age.

Sullivan was recently forced to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games in June because of a shoulder injury.

“I’m at a point where I’ve had one too many injuries, and it has become too much to manage,” Sullivan said in a statement, via NBA Sports. “In the end my body has let me down, so I’m very disappointed, but it’s the right time.”

Sullivan finishes his career as a three-time Olympic champion and the current world record holder in the 50m and 100m free.

It is unfortunate to see Sullivan call it a career at age 28, but sometimes the body knows best.

Sullivan was undoubtedly one of the best Australian swimmers in recent memory.

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