Ian Thorpe out of World Cup in Tokyo

Published: Nov 14, 2011, 11:59 IST | AFP |

Australian former star Ian Thorpe's Asia World Cup series ended with a whimper in the morning heats in Tokyo yesterday when he finished 26th overall in the men's 100-metre butterfly.

Australian former star Ian Thorpe's Asia World Cup series ended with a whimper in the morning heats in Tokyo yesterday when he finished 26th overall in the men's 100-metre butterfly.

The five-time Olympic gold medallist clocked 53.59 seconds, far behind top finisher Takeshi Matsuda of Japan in 51.39, failing to qualify for the final.

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