Olympic, world champion Jess Schipper retires

Olympic, world champion Jess Schipper retires

By: || Updated: 29 Sep 2014 03:50 AM
SYDNEY (AP): Double Olympic gold medalist Jess Schipper has announced her retirement from competitive swimming at the age of 27.


Schipper, a butterfly specialist, was a member of Australian 4x100-meter medley relay teams which won gold medals at the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Olympics.



She was a world champion in the 100 butterfly and 4x100 medley relay in 2005, in the 200 butterfly and medley relay in 2007 and in the 200 butterfly in 2009, setting a world record. Schipper holds the Australian and Commonwealth records in the 100 and 200 fly.

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