Five-times Olympic champion Franklin retires at 23

swimming

She was one of the stars of the 2012 London Games, where as a 17-year-old she won the 100 and 200 metres backstroke events, the latter in a world-record time.

Franklin was also part of two victorious US relay teams.

She never improved her personal best times from London, but made the US team for the 2016 Rio Olympics, where she picked up another relay gold after swimming in the heats.

“This was perhaps the hardest letter I’ve ever had to write … Today, I announce my retirement from competitive swimming,” Franklin wrote on Twitter.

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