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Retiring Adlington reveals legacy; SPORT ROUND-UP.

SWIMMING: Double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington has announced her retirement from competition before revealing her goals for the next generation which she claimed "would be the greatest legacy of all".

The 23-year-old claimed two bronze medals at the London Olympics to add to her double gold in Beijing in 2008.

She said: "I hate the word retire so I don't want to say retires from it at all because I will never retire from swimming in general.

"As a competitive element, as an elite athlete, I definitely won't be competing any more.

"I will always be swimming, even when I am 90 years old I will still be getting in the pool."

Adlington has set up a learn to swim programme called Becky Adlington's SwimStars "I want to create a deeper legacy which is trying to get every single child swimming 25 metres when they leave primary school," she said.

FORMULA ONE: Lewis Hamilton will be hoping to avoid the gremlins that forced Nico Rosberg and Mercedes to abandon the first day of pre-season testing after just 14 laps.

Rosberg set the early pace at the Circuito de Jerez before the W04 car suffered a burst of flames that forced him off track.

Mercedes engineers discovered an electrical fault sparked by a faulty wiring loom was the cause, leaving Rosberg a frustrated figure on the sidelines.

After signing a three-year contract with Mercedes, Hamilton will get behind the wheel of the car for the first time today.

CYCLING: Briton Mark Cavendish claimed his second win for Omega Pharma-QuickStep on stage three of the Tour of Qatar.

The 27-year-old from the Isle of Man, who joined Belgian team Omega Pharma-QuickStep following one year at Team Sky, claimed victory on the 143-kilometre route from Al Wakra to Mesaieed.
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