David Carry calls it quits

  • Last Updated: October 8 2012, 15:43 BST

Former Commonwealth champion David Carry has announced his retirement from swimming.

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Aberdeen-born Carry, who made his international debut at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester in 2002, swam to a new personal best time to qualify for this summer's Olympics where he competed in the final of the men's 400m freestyle.

"After 10 years in the sport, I am thrilled with how I performed at the Olympics - it was a fitting end to my career," said the 31-year-old.

Michael Scott, British Swimming national performance director, said: "I would like to congratulate David on a successful career for Great Britain on the Olympic and World stage and for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games.

"To be a three-time Olympian, double Commonwealth champion and multi-World and Olympic finalist are all outstanding achievements."

Carry won two golds at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne - in the 400m freestyle and the 400m individual medley.

He took bronze in the freestyle event at the 2010 Games and also added silvers to his tally as part of Scotland's 4x200m freestyle relay team in both Melbourne and Delhi.

At global level, Carry won a silver medal in the 4x200m freestyle at the World Short Course Championships of 2008.