Confirmed: Ireland's David Gillick announces his retirement from athletics 8 years ago

Confirmed: Ireland's David Gillick announces his retirement from athletics

The two-time European Champion has decided to call it a day...

One of Ireland's most successful athletes, David Gillick, has announced his retirement from the sport today. The highlight of the sprinter's career was winning two successive European Indoor 400 metre Gold medals, Madrid in '05 and Birmingham in '07.

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The Dubliner, who is an Irish record holder at the 400 metre distance, also represented his country at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and competed at world level at outdoor and indoor level over the last 10 years.

Ireland's David Gillick celebrates with

David Gillick is the new ambassador for the Johnston, Mooney and O'Brien sandwich thins range.