Thorpe back in love with swimming, aims for time not medals, beyond London

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Mellow talk with Olympic legend Ian Thorpe here on The Australian, in Switzerland shortly after ‘disappointing’ at the Italian Open in Riccione. Lot’s of interesting details, like that he hasn’t read anything about himself since 2000-01, that he doesn’t compete against others but himself, that he (as Cotterell) thinks he’s left his comeback a bit too late, that he doesn’t expect to swim extremely fast before the Australian trials in March, but that he despite of this situation still expects to make the gap by then. That he is aiming for improving his own times rather than winning medals at London 2012, and that he’s 99 percent sure he’ll keep swimming after the Olympics, because he’s enjoyed it that much. Read The Australian.

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