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Mike Rowbottom, one of Britain's most talented sportswriters, covered the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics as chief feature writer for insidethegames, having covered the previous five summer Games, and four winter Games, for The Independent. He has worked for the Daily Mail, The Times, The Observer, The Sunday Correspondent and The Guardian.

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Williamson gives up on Rio 2016 record chase

By Mike Rowbottom

Alison Williamson, pictured at her sixth Olympics in London, has retired ©Getty ImagesApril 22 - Alison Williamson, the archer who became only the third Briton to take part in six Olympics when she competed at London 2012, will not seek a record-breaking seventh appearance at the Rio 2016, having decided to retire from the sport.