Thorpe’s return has already had a positive outcome for Australian swimming


Interesting article by Michael Cowley here on The Age, on the comeback of Ian Thorpe. He believes that despite whatever ‘weak’ results Thorpe has produced by now since his comeback, he will make the Olympic team, “certainly as a member of the 4 x 200 freestyle relay team, possibly in the individual 200, and he could even swim in the 4 x 100 freestyle relay in London.” And then there is the really good bit, about how Australians have refound their interest in swimming:

There is a buzz around swimming again, it has become a talking point once more as it was at the turn of the century. It will have the attention of the national and world media at trials to see how Thorpe fares. And it will return to live, prime-time, mainstream – Channel 10, not One HD – television. Just imagine what the interest will be like in July when Thorpe dives into the London pool.

Read more here on the Age

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