Thorpedo Looks to Make a Splash

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Ian Thorpe qualified fifth from the heat in the 200m freestyle. Picture: Simon Cross/
Ian Thorpe  is the main attraction at the Australian Swimming Championships tonight as he bids to qualify for a place in the 200m freestyle final to keep his dream of going to the London Olympics alive. He qualified fifth fastest in this morning’s heats and can secure a place in tomorrow night’s final.

There are five finals taking place this evening, with the men lining up in the 100m breaststroke and 50m butterfly finals, while the women will be looking to secure their place in the Australian team in the 50m backstroke, 100m butterfly and 400m freestyle.

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