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Controversial D'Arcy retires to focus on medicine

Controversial Nick D'Arcy retires from swimming to concentrate on medical career

Controversial D'Arcy retires to focus on medicine

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) -- Controversial swimmer Nick D'Arcy has retired from international competition to concentrate on pursuing a medical career.

The 26-year-old D'Arcy's career was overshadowed by out-of-competition issues, including bans from the Australian team for the 2008 Olympics and 2009 World Championships after he was convicted of assaulting another swimmer at a Sydney bar. He pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to Simon Cowley incident and was given a suspended jail sentence.

He later declared himself bankrupt after being sued in a civil case.

D'Arcy, who confirmed his retirement to the Australian Broadcasting Corp, was highly rated in the 100-meter butterfly and returned to the Australian team for the 2010 Commonwealth Games and the 2012 London Olympics.


Updated : 2021-05-07 05:44 GMT+08:00