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Burnett brings down curtain on career

5th November 2012

Seven-time Commonwealth medallist Simon Burnett has hung up his hat and goggles after an international swimming career spanning 10 years.

Burnett made his debut at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester in 2002, taking home a Bronze medal as part of the 4 x 200m Freestyle relay quartet.

The 28-year-old Freestyle specialist  made his breakthrough when he won his first individual gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in the 100m Freestyle and silver in the 200m Freestyle. Burnett also added the relay gold in the 4 x 200m Freestyle.

The British record holder, who now resides in the USA, also won a hat-trick of medals at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games with silver in the 100m Freestyle, silver in the 4 x 100m Freestyle relay and bronze in the 4 x 100m medley relay.

He swam in four world Championships finals and four Olympic finals throughout his career ending his career as he started, in front of a home crowd.

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