Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Thorpe retires!

Australia's greatest-ever swimmer Ian Thorpe has quit, announcing in a press conference his intention to withdraw from professional competition.

In a prepared statement to the packed conference, Thorpe said his battle with sickness and the revelation that there was more to life than swimming had led to his decision.

More here....

3 comments:

Brizpaul said...

I think its disgusting what some people are saying about Thorpey and his decision to retire. He's given 17 years of his 24 years much of that for the good of Australian swimming. I say good on you mate you've done Australia proud.
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dieter said...

I think he has done all he could in swimming and thats all anyone can ask. I'm not sure I agree he is our greatest sportsman though. Good luck to him.

Patty said...

Yes, surely enough is enough. I shook my head in dismay when he siad he was looking forward to the Olympics in China. I thought "oh no!! More training, more swimming, get on with your life", and hopefully, now he will. All the best Thorpy, bloody champion!!