August 14, 2008 / 9:17 AM / 10 years ago

Van den Hoogenband hangs up his goggles

BEIJING (Reuters) - Pieter van den Hoogenband of the Netherlands announced his retirement from international swimming on Thursday after failing to win a medal in the final of the men’s 100 meters freestyle at the Beijing Olympics.

Van den Hoogenband, 30, won the men’s blue-riband event at the 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens Olympics and also made the final in Atlanta in 1996 but said it was time to call it a day after finishing fifth in the final behind France’s Alain Bernard.

Reporting by Julian Linden; Editing by Greg Stutchbury

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