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Olympic Swimming Great -- HOSPITALIZED IN AUSTRALIA ... Won't Compete Again, Agent Says

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April 08, 2014 AT 10:10 AM
Olympic swimming legend Ian Thorpe, who won FIVE gold medals for Australia over the years has been hospitalized in Sydney after suffering a serious infection in his shoulder and his agent says he will never swim competitively again. The 31-year-old's agent told local media, "He’s contracted two forms of bugs in hospital. Thorpe's agent says reports that he will lose his arm are untrue but does say, "From a competitive point of view he will not be swimming competitively again I don’t think."