16 Nov 2012

Australia's most successful female swimmer retires

6:51 pm on 16 November 2012

Australia's most successful female swimmer, breaststroker Leisel Jones is retiring from the sport.

Australian swimming's first four-time Olympian has announced the end of a 13-year international career in which she won nine Olympic medals including three gold, equalling Ian Thorpe's record for most medals won by an Australian.

At 15, she became Australian swimming's youngest Olympic medallist by winning two silvers at the Sydney Games.