Home Videos Photos

Champion Swimmer Ian Thorpe Coming Out Of Retirement

| Filed under: OlympicsSwimming

Champion Swimmer Ian Thorpe Coming Out Of Retirement

Five-time Olympic freestyle champion Ian Thorpe will be taking his shirt off again!

Oh, and he’ll also be coming out of retirement to compete in the 2012 London games!

"Ian Thorpe is very much back," said John Borghetti of sponsor Virgin Blue at a press conference. "He registered this morning with the international drug testing register and he's planning to win lots of gold at the 2012 Olympics."

Ian retired in 2006 after falling ill, but after some time off is ready to go again.

"I could actually taste it — I haven't felt like swimming like that for a very long time" said Australia’s most decorated Olympian.

Awesome! He’s been out of practice for a few years now, so we hope he’s training hard!

[Image via AP Images.]

Tags: , , ,

10 Amazing Sports That Should Seriously Be Considered For The 2016 Olympics!
10 Times Johnny Weir And Tara Lipinski's Friendship Was The Best Thing Ever!
The Best And Worst Moments From The Sochi Olympics!
USA! USA! USA! 10 Sexiest Athletes Representing The U.S. In The Sochi Olympics!
Top Stories Of 2014: A Look Into The Future!
An Ode To Tom Daley! Our Favorite British Diver In 15 Glorious GIFs!
Email this  »

Comments are closed.