Thorpe 53.59 and 26th in the 100 butterfly

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Ouch, there have been a lot of headlines these past weeks about the ‘Thorpedo’ flopping, bombing etc, and now even a full second improvement in the 100 butterfly from the World Cup leg in Beijing earlier this week doesn’t bring him closer to the final in Tokyo than a 53.59 and 26th spot in Tokyo, way adrift of fastest qualifier Takeshi Matsuda of Japan (51.39).

“This week has been challenging,” he told reporters. “I wish I could have done it with no one watching — but that’s unfortunately not the case.”

Read for instance Reuters.com.

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