3 May 2010

No comeback for Thorpedo

7:15 pm on 3 May 2010

The reported comeback of Australia's five-time Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe hasn't lasted long, with the 27-year-old's management team releasing a statement denying reports he's eyeing a spot in Australia's 4x100m relay at the 2012 London Games.

Thorpe says he has no intention of returning to competitive swimming.

He retired from the pool in November 2006 after battling with motivational problems as well as illness and injury issues following the 2004 Athens Olympics.