24 Sep 2011

Thorpe set to make return to competitive swimming

1:32 pm on 24 September 2011

Australia's five-time Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe will make his long awaited return to swimming in November at a World Cup meet in Singapore.

Thorpe hasn't swum competitively since announcing his comeback from retirement in February.

Thorpe has had to sit out international competition for a minimum of nine months to comply with drug-testing protocols since announcing his comeback.

It will be Thorpe's first competition since retiring in 2006.