Oliver Dingley has confirmed his retirement from diving.
The 29-year old represented Ireland at two Olympic Games, describing them as the "pinnacle" of his 20-year career.
Dingley finished 8th overall in the men's 3m springboard on his Olympic debut in Rio in 2016.
I'M OFFICIALLY RETIRED. Thank you everyone who has been apart of my diving journey, the love and support has gone beyond anything I could have ever dreamed and despite one chapter closing, I can not wait to see what the next brings! pic.twitter.com/3dcbSKH8ZM
— Oliver Dingley (@OliverDingley) January 31, 2022
Oliver Dingley statement:
After just over 20 years of diving, I have reached the decision to retire. The past 20 years have held many challenges but importantly, many great moments and experiences I will always cherish.
When I took my first steps on a diving board aged 7, I could only have ever dreamed of the successes, experiences and life long friendships I would gain. The pinnacle to me was representing Ireland at the Olympic Games.
Two Olympics later, I feel privileged to have enjoyed a career in a sport I love so much. It's taken me around the world seeing great places and people.
Diving has also allowed me to five and train in Dublin for the past 8 years where it has not just been a privilege to be a part of the Irish diving family but also the wider Irish sporting community and I look forward to continuing to supporting all my sporting colleagues across diving and beyond.
To my teammates, coaches, governing bodies, sponsors, supporters, family and friends, thank you so each for all the love and support throughout my career in helping me to achieve my sporting dreams, it's been an adventure and representing Ireland has been the highlight of my career.
I feel very lucky to call Dublin home and I can't wait to see what the future brings.
Thank you everyone so much.
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