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SWIMMING: A household name at just 14 years of age when she gained selection onto the Olympic team for Sydney 2000, triple Olympic gold medallist Leisel Jones has bid farewell to competitive swimming today, announcing her retirement in Brisbane.
SWIMMING: For the first time in her long and highly-decorated swimming career Leisel Jones has climbed out of the Olympic pool without a medal. She’ll be able to live with that OK for the rest of her life.
SWIMMING: American Rebecca Soni has declared defending Olympic 100 metre breaststroke champion Leisel Jones the number one threat to her four year world dominance, despite the Australian’s lowly ranking coming into the 2012 London Olympic Games.
TEAM: The Australian Olympic Team’s Chef de Mission, Nick Green, has chosen our flagbearer for Friday’s Opening Ceremony, and describes the choice as “a great decision for the country”.
LADIES first. When Australia goes to the Olympics, that’s always been more than simply an expression of politeness. It’s a succinct summary of how the history books look back on our impact on the medals table, and how the image of Australian sport has been enhanced over the years.
SWIMMING: Swimming diva Leisel Jones has arrived in London bereft of the glaring spotlight that shone on her ahead of her three previous Olympic appearances and that’s just the way she likes it.
The battle for medals in the pool at the London Olympic Games will be fierce and swimmers selected to represent Australia are capable of taking down the world’s best.
The 26 individual events on the Olympic program for swimming were contested over eight days of racing in Adelaide with the Australian Olympic Committee officially selecting a 44-strong team for London 2012. Here is a wrap of every event at the Olympic Trials and the athletes who excelled.