Will Thorpe Ever Really Come Back?

Ian Thorpe on the podium after the 400m free at Sydney 2000 - by Patrick B. Kraemer

Many years ago, sports journalist Pat Besford started an article on Shane Gould with the words: “Do they ever really come back?” Gould never did return after taking a break in 1973 but she has been a swimmer all her life. That may be the case with Ian Thorpe too

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Many years ago, sports journalist Pat Besford started an article on Shane Gould with the words: “Do they ever really come back?” Gould never did return after taking a break in 1973 but she has been a swimmer all her life. That may be the case with Ian Thorpe too

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