Australia looking to beat Athens medal haul in swimming

Australia is looking to better their haul of seven gold medals they won in Athens at the Beijing Olympics. They will miss Ian Thorpe’s contribution where he won two gold medals and a bronze. He retired from the sport in 2006.

“I am confident they will perform very well, we will go into the Olympic Games trying to do better than what we did last time,” said Australia’s head coach Alan Thompson.

“I am not sure whether we will or not but that is my goal.

“It is not an easy task to try and pick what events you will win because at an Olympic Games, I have seen so many people who ought to win an event and don’t for whatever reason.”

Leisel Jones, Eamon Sullivan, Libby Lenton and Jess Schipper are Australia’s best medal chances.


Posted by Mike 11 years ago

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