Liverpool Harriers Athlete Anyika Onuora has announced her retirement from athletics, only a year before the 2020 Olympics.

The 35-year-old, who first competed for Great Britain 18 years ago, won 4x400m bronze at Rio 2016 having won the same medal at the World Championships the previous year.

She also won European gold in the 4x100m and 4x400m relays and finishes her career as a three-time Commonwealth Games medallist.

Outside of her success on the track Onuora is also known for her struggle with Malaria before the Rio Olympics and her outspoken words on body image.

She had this to say about her decision to retire:

The announcement comes as a shock just one year before the next Olympics, but Onuora is another example of Liverpool Harriers producing world class talent.

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