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.