Rebecca Adlington hints at retirement

Adlington considers retirement
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Rebecca Adlington admits that she may retire if she fails to make the squad for the London Olympics.

Rebecca Adlington has admitted that she could call time on her career if she fails to make the grade at London 2012.

The 22-year-old rose to prominence four years ago as she became champion in both the 400m and 800m events in Beijing.

Despite heading into the games as a double gold medalist, Adlington has claimed that she would probably retire if she was absent from the British swimming squad.

Adlington told the The Times: "It wouldn't have been the end of the world if I hadn't made Beijing because London 2012 was always the target, but this time if I don't make it I would reassess everything and would probably retire.

"I'd have to ask the question, 'Have I really got four more years left in me?'"

Adlington is also the 800m world champion.

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