Triple Olympic champion Stephanie Rice has officially announced her retirement from competitive swimming. The 25-year-old Beijing gold medallist confirmed the news via a video posted on her website on Wednesday, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
The Aussie champion collected three gold medals and three world records in the 200m and 400m individual medleys and the 4x200m freestyle at the 2008 Olympics. She is one of just seven Australian swimmers to win a treble in a single Games. (Also read: Ian Thorpe may lose arm, say reports)
Typically, Rice's career was hit by injuries. Having undergone three shoulder operations, she hadn't raced competitively since her unsuccessful 2012 London Olympics campaign.