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Thorpe ends comeback meet after missing fly final

 Ian Thorpe of Australia reacts after a men's 100-meter butterfly heat of the Swimming World Cup  Saturday Nov. 5, 2011. Thorpe failed to qualify in t...
 Ian Thorpe of Australia speaks during a press conference after Thorpe didn't qualify in a men's 100-meter butterfly heat of the Swimming World Cup  S...
 Ian Thorpe of Australia speaks during a press conference after Thorpe didn't qualify for the men's 100-meter butterfly event of the Swimming World Cu...

Singapore Swimming Ian Thorpe

Ian Thorpe of Australia reacts after a men's 100-meter butterfly heat of the Swimming World Cup Saturday Nov. 5, 2011. Thorpe failed to qualify in t...

Singapore Swimming Ian Thorpe

Ian Thorpe of Australia speaks during a press conference after Thorpe didn't qualify in a men's 100-meter butterfly heat of the Swimming World Cup S...

Singapore Swimming Thorpe

Ian Thorpe of Australia speaks during a press conference after Thorpe didn't qualify for the men's 100-meter butterfly event of the Swimming World Cu...

Five-time Olympic gold medalist Ian Thorpe has ended his comeback swimming meet prematurely after failing to qualify for the 100-meter butterfly final at a World Cup event in Singapore.
The 29-year-old has ended more than five years of retirement in a bid to represent Australia at next year's London Olympics. As well as Olympic gold, Thorpe won 11 world titles and set 13 individual world records during his career.
Thorpe, who placed seventh in the 100m individual medley final, finished fourth in his heat Saturday, a full two seconds behind teammate Chris Wright who won the race. His time of 54.09 seconds was 11th overall.


Updated : 2021-02-27 15:06 GMT+08:00