Paralympic champion Susie Rodgers retires from swimming


Last Updated: 02/05/17 12:56pm

Susie Rodgers won three bronze medals at the 2012 Paralympics and a gold in the 2016 Paralympics.

Paralympic champion Susie Rodgers has announced her retirement from swimming.

The 33-year-old from London won S7 50 metres butterfly gold at last September's Rio Paralympics.

Rodgers was a late comer to the Great Britain team, joining in 2011 after being inspired by the Beijing Paralympics.

She competed at her first Games at London 2012, taking three bronze medals and won two more bronzes in Rio in addition to her Paralympic title.

She said: "I want to leave at the top - undefeated European champion over six years and Paralympic champion in the 50m Butterfly at Rio 2016.

"From fourth in London to Gold in Rio, it was a journey of learning, challenges and ultimately immense happiness.

"I leave the sport with 30 international medals and I am proud of my swimming career."