Herald Sun names Thorpe as top 3 comeback failure, Torres as top 2 success

Ouch, the Herald Sun has apparently given up on Ian Thorpe with the Olympic Trials yet to come, and names him the top 3 most unsuccessful comeback behind tennis player Bjorn Borg and boxing legend Muhammad Ali:

3: Ian Thorpe: We may never know the genuine reasons behind his comeback but to date it has been agonising to watch. Hopefully it will be all over soon.

Ian Thorpe

(Photo of Ian Thorpe courtesy of Morton Lin, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

USA’s Dara Torres is on the other hand the top 2 most successful comeback, only behind Formula 1 driver Nikki Lauda:

2: Dara Torres: 24 years after winning gold at the 1984 LA games, Torres returned in 2008 at the Beijing Olympics – at age 41 – to win three silver medals.

Dara Torres, after winning the silver

(Photo of Dara Torres courtesy of Bryan Allison, CC BY-SA 2.0)


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