Ian Thorpe's bids adieu to Olympic dreams following shoulder injury

Sydney, July 28 (ANI): Australian Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe's dream of swimming at another Olympics may be over as a shoulder injury has forced the 30-year-old to abandon any hopes of competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

According to The Daily Telegraph, Ian Thorpe revealed that although he would continue to swim, he thought that he would not be able to get back to a position where he was at the top of the sport.

The report said that the five-time Olympic champion would still train with coach Gennadi Touretski purely for the love of swimming.

Thorpe knew his swimming career was in jeopardy several months ago, but still held out hope until recent days, even telling the media early last week that he wouldn't rule out Rio, the report added. (ANI)

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