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Ian Thorpe is Australia's most successful Olympian. His best chance for qualifying for the 2012 Australian Olympic Team is in the 200m freestyle. See what he has to do below -
D-Day has arrived for Ian Thorpe. One of the most anticipated comebacks in Australian sport will be judged when Thorpe contests Friday's 200m freestyle heats at the Olympic trials in Adelaide.
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It's hard to imagine the fastest swimmer in the world ever flying under the radar. But world 100m freestyle champion James Magnussen believes the hype surrounding Ian Thorpe's comeback will allow him to thrive at the Olympic trials in Adelaide starting this week.
Lane 8, 1500m freestyle, Atlanta 1996... You know the rest of the story! Kieren Perkins lit up the history books with his second Olympic gold medal. Having struck gold in the 1500m at the 1992 Barcelona Games, Perkins became the first Australian since Dawn Fraser to defend an individual Olympic swimming title.
No stranger to a comeback himself, Duncan Armstrong reckons Ian Thorpe is on track to make the 2012 London Olympic team despite bombing in his pet event at the Beijing World Cup round.
Ian Thorpe has little more than four months to polish the raw performances from his comeback meet in Singapore into ones the Olympic legend is more renowned for.
They have enough Olympic medals to sink the pool in Singapore, but Aussie hopes are high that these two Olympic Champions will create the right kind of splash in their first comeback races.
Olympic gold medallists Libby Trickett and Ian Thorpe will both make their return to international swimming at the FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup in Singapore in early November with Australia to send a 26-strong team to the two-day meet.