Ian Thorpe Fails in 2012 Olympic bid

Rappler.com

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Sports icon Ian Thorpe dashed hopes of fans to see him at the 2012 Olympics in London after failing to make the cut in the semi-finals of the qualifiers in the 100-meter freestyle match on Sunday, March 18. The 5-time Olympic Champion came out of retirement in 2011 and had struggled to post competitive times since returning to the pool. The Australian said he will carry on.

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