Swim legend Ian Thorpe crashes out on comeback

Published: Nov 06, 2011, 01:56 IST | AFP

Five-time Olympic champion Ian Thorpe failed to qualify for Singapore's World Cup short-course 100m butterfly final on Saturday as his keenly awaited comeback from a five-year retirement ended in disappointment

Five-time Olympic champion Ian Thorpe failed to qualify for Singapore's World Cup short-course 100m butterfly final on Saturday as his keenly awaited comeback from a five-year retirement ended in disappointment.


Ian Thorpe

Thorpe, who finished second-last in the 100m individual medley final on Friday, was third in his butterfly heat in 54.09 seconds but 11th overall.

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