Olympic medallist David Davies quits professional swimming

Davies retires from swimming
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Olympic medallist David Davies officially retires from swimming.

Welsh swimmer David Davies has retired from swimming professionally following a career that included two Olympic medals.

The 27-year-old, who competed at the London 2012 Games in the 1500m event but failed to reach the final, was unable to grab a place in the open water event in the qualifiers.

Davies has decided to call time on his career due to chronic fatigue, which he was diagnosed with a year before the summer's Games.

The Welshman snatched bronze in the 1500m in Athens and four years later grabbed silver in the open water event in Beijing.

Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
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