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Ian Thorpe Coming Out of Retirement

The Thorpedo, now 28, is making a bid to swim in one more Olympics. He will try to compete in next year’s London Olympics. Thorpe says he will focus on the 100 and 200 meter freestyle events, and he added that he will emphasize the 100m

Thorpe has 9 career Olympic medals, 5 of them gold, and set a world record in the 400m freestyle event in the 2000 Sydney Olympics when he was just 17. In the 2004 Games he set an Olympic record in the 200m freestyle, outtouching Pieter van den Hoogenband and a certain Michael Phelps to win gold.

It’s 18 months until the London Olympics, but Thorpe has just 14 before the Australian Olympic Trials.

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  1. February 2, 2011 at 2:54 am

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