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That sinking feeling

Ian Thorpe, winner of five Olympic gold medals, doesn’t like his chances of making it six after a less than impressive return from a five-year retirement. Thorpe (pictured right) said Wednesday he expects to fail in his attempt to make the Australian Olympic team for London 2012, admitting he may have made his return to competitive swimming too late. A week before the Australian trials that will determine whether he qualifies for London, the 29-year-old Thorpe told Australia’s Network Ten that he doesn’t have high expectations of making the team after modest results in lead-up events. “The most realistic outcome of this is that I will most likely fail. … I wish I had another six months to do this,” he said in the television interview.

– Associated Press