Swedish Olympian and World Champion Jennie Johansson Retires

At age 29, many top athletes are still going strong. But for Jennie Johansson, 29 is the age to call it quits. The Swedish swimmer announced on her Instagram account that she is retiring from competitive swimming.

Johansson has been one of Sweden’s top swimmers through the 2010s, and one of the country’s best in the breaststroke. Between 2010 and 2016, Johansson captured seven medals at the Long Course European Championships, along with four medals at the Short Course European Championships. One of the biggest highlights in her career came in 2015 when she won the 50 breast at the World Championships. Your text to link…

Johansson also represented Sweden in two Olympics. In the 2012 Games, she placed tenth in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:07.57. In the 2016 Olympics, Johansson got a ninth place finish in the 100 breast with a time of 1:07.06. Between the Olympics, Johansson was part of Sweden’s 4X100 medley relay, which took the silver medal at the 2015 World Championships. The quartet’s time of 3:55.24 stands as a Swedish record to this day. Individually, Johansson holds the top time in the Swedish LCM in the 50 breast at 30.05 and the 100 breast at 1:06.30. Her final competitive race came at the 2017 World Championships, were she got a fifth place finish in the 50 breast at 30.31.