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Weale calls it a day

Double Olympian Sam Weale has announced his retirement from modern pentathlon with immediate effect.

Weale finished 10th on his Olympic debut in Beijing in 2008 and followed it up with a 13th place in London in 2012.

In 2010, Weale, 31, became the first British man to win an individual European Championships medal when he took silver in Hungary.

Weale said: "I've had a fantastic career. The men's team is looking absolutely fantastic at the moment and it's nice to see the achievements of the men equalling those of the women.

"One of my biggest regrets is not winning a team medal, but hopefully there are a lot of team medals in the men's team now.''