Grant Hackett to come out of retirement

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Australian swimmer Grant Hackett, a seven-time Olympic medalist, will come out of a seven-year competitive retirement and enter the Australian national championships in April, according to Australian media.

He hasn’t yet set a goal of making the 2016 Olympics, nor any international team for Australia.

“That’s not where I am at in my head,” Hackett said, according to the Herald Sun. “I haven’t got that far ahead of myself.

“I probably haven’t felt this good since 2004. This year I’ve just really got my passion back for it. I do set myself little goals and little times and I’m trying to improve, that’s just the sort of person I am.

“Where it’s going to lead I really don’t know. My only ambition at this stage is to do a club relay with the boys.’’

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