WELSH swimming great David Davies has retired from the sport.
Davies won two Olympic medals during a decade of representing Great Britain.
He captured a 1500m freestyle bronze medal in Athens in 2004, then came agonosingly close to gold when claiming open water silver in Beijing four years later.
"I have had an amazing career," he said. "I have achieved so much more than I ever thought possible when I was a youngster."
National performance director Michael Scott said: "David has had a outstanding career with two Olympic medals.
"He has had made a significant contribution to swimming."