Swimming: Thorpe's London dream all but over

By Elliot Smith

Five time Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe's London dream is all but over after he failed to qualify for the 200 metre freestyle final at the Australian selection trials in Adelaide.

Thorpe faded late in his semi-final, clocking one minute 49.91 seconds to finish sixth in the race and only managing 12th fastest overall.

The 200m was considered his best chance at qualification and he now pins his hopes on finishing top six in a strong field for the 100m freestyle.

- Newstalk ZB

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