Ranomi Kromowidjojo

Three-time Olympic gold medallist Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands has retired from competitive swimming. Photo: AFP

Dutch swimming great Ranomi Kromowidjojo hangs up her goggles

Three-time Olympic gold medallist Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands has retired from competitive swimming.

Ranomi Kromowidjojo

Three-time Olympic gold medallist Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands has retired from competitive swimming. Photo: AFP

Three-time Olympic gold medallist Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands said on Thursday she has retired from competitive swimming aged 31.

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“Swimming will always be my passion, but not on a professional level anymore,” she posted on her Instagram page.

“There is more than top sport… it is part of a larger whole.”

Ranomi Kromowidjojo starred at London Olympics

At the London Games in 2012 Kromowidjojo won the freestyle gold in 50m and 100m to add to a 4x100m relay gold from Beijing in 2008.

The Tokyo Games were her final major event and she took bronze in the 50m freestyle.

The sprinter, who has part Javanese/Surinamese heritage, also won 17 world titles during a 16-year career.

Ranomi Kromowidjojo counted out a role as a swimming coach but did hint she might turn to life coaching.

“I’ll be trying to help people, to inspire them in their personal development. But I don’t see myself giving instructions from poolside,” she said.