Ian Thorpe Fails in 2012 Olympic bid



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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