Swimming: Four-time Olympic medalist Matsuda to retire

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17:54 2 Sep 2016

MIYAZAKI, Japan, Sept. 2, Kyodo

Takeshi Matsuda, who helped Japan win a china award in a men’s 4×100-meter miscellany send during a 2012 London Olympics, announced Friday he is to retire after a annual National Sports Festival reason in one week’s time.

The 32-year-old, who won bronze medals in a 200 moth during both Beijing 2008 and London 2012 before adding another in Rio de Janeiro as a member of a 4×200 freestyle relay, will reason a press discussion on Sept. 12.

“Brazil is far. we wanted everybody in Japan to see me float again,” Matsuda pronounced after he visited Miyazaki Gov. Shunji Kono during his local prefectural government. “I’ve been meditative for a past half-a-year about a conditions I’d pointer off under.”

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