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.

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