Five-time Olympic champion Ian Thorpe is “quite sick” in a Sydney hospital and won’t swim again competitively, the Australian newspaper reported, citing his agent.
Ian Thorpe , who quit competitive swimming in 2006 with nine Olympic medals, is making a comeback to try to compete at his third Summer Games in London next year.
Five-time Olympic champion Ian Thorpe said he’s come to terms with the possibility of failing in his bid to swim at this year’s London Games.
Five-time Olympic champion Ian Thorpe said he’ll continue his swimming comeback after missing out on a London Games berth at the Australian selection trials.
Ian Thorpe finished seventh in his first competitive swimming final since 2006 as Australia’s most successful Olympic athlete targets next year’s London Games.
Five-time Olympic champion Ian Thorpe failed to qualify for the 200 meters at the London Games after finishing in 12th place at the Australian swimming trials.
Ian Thorpe said he’s targeting the 100-meter and 200-meter freestyle events as Australia’s most successful Olympian builds his swimming comeback toward the 2012 London Games.
Ian Thorpe failed to reach his fourth final in five races since the five-time Olympic champion made his competitive swimming comeback last week.
Ian Thorpe qualified equal fifth- fastest for the 200-meter freestyle semifinals at Australia’s Olympic trials as he bids to swim at the London Games.
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"I've missed out on what was a huge goal for me to accomplish in this short period of time, but still the desire I had before this, it's still there."
- Ian Thorpe on Mar 18, 2012