After Third in 200 Back, Tyler Clary Announces His Retirement

2016 U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS

After finishing third in the 200 backstroke tonight, defending Olympic champion in the 200 backstroke Tyler Clary announced his retirement.

In the post-race press conference, when asked whether he was going to retire, Clary replied: “Yeah, I don’t see a reason to continue. It’s been a great time as a professional swimmer. I’m looking forward to turning a page in the book of my life and starting a new chapter, you know, I’m going to get to do a lot of things that I’ve been wanting to do for a while now.”

Clary has said in the past that he was planning on retiring at the close of the 2016 season, so this announcement does not come as much of a surprise.

In total, Clary won sixteen medals in major international competition, including three gold, eight silver, and five bronze.

“I couldn’t be happier to be sending Team USA off with two backstrokers that I have a lot of respect for, and I know they are going to represent Team USA well in Rio,” he said.

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Swimfan99

Thank god. The start of a new era. Good riddance TC!

Tom from Chicago

What kind of a jackass comment is that? You’re Irie aren’t you?

Peter

Irie wouldnt be so spiteful hahhaa

Years of Plain Suck

SwimFan99 is probably an ISIS recruiter.

john wilson

YEARS OF PLAIN SUCK is probably a Trump voter

samuel huntington

I am also excited for the new era!

JudgeNot

Your comment is pathetic. Anonymous internet tool spouting off – seems to be a few of you on this site.

Thank you Tyler Clary for years of great swimming and for representing the US in stellar fashion – enjoy retirement and good luck in the next stage of life.

Skoorbnagol

You absolute tool.
Good riddance ? You are a jack ass as someone put it.
Great career Tyler, thanks for the moving the bar higher.

Wontgetto100

Swimfan99 a total loser. Only an idiot seeking attention would make such a stupid comment.

bobthebuilderrocks

LONG LIVE TYLER CLARY!!!!!!!!!!

Evan Heldman

Scott Flowers.

Little Debbie

Now that Tyler is retired, maybe Scott will go for 2020?

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Hannah Hecht

Hannah Hecht grew up in Kansas and spent most of her childhood trying to convince coaches to let her swim backstroke in freestyle sets. She took her passion to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and swam at NAIA Nationals all four years. After graduating in 2015, she moved to …

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