‘Critical and painful’: Aussie legend Ian Thorpe in wheelchair

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Swimming legend Ian Thorpe has been noticed in a wheelchair on his approach into the Australian Olympic Trials in Brisbane.

Thorpe, who has turn into a commentary star for the game after his profession, was filmed by Channel 7 heading into the occasion being pushed within the wheelchair whereas holding crutches.

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However the information isn’t too dangerous for Thorpe, as Channel 7 reported the sporting legend was injured whereas filming on a actuality TV present.

Thorpe is about to characteristic on Celeb Superb Race the place he competed alongside childhood pal Christian Miranda.

“We’re advised Ian Thorpe is totally okay, however apparently the harm was a critical and painful one,” 7News’ Chris Cause stated.

The harm hasn’t stopped the 41-year-old although as he has continued his commentary commitments on Channel 9’s protection of the Olympic trials.

Talking on 3AW on Thursday evening, Thorpe stated the Australian staff can be primed for an enormous Olympic marketing campaign.

“It’s been a sensational begin to our Olympic choice trials, the swimmers have actually been on fireplace,” Thorpe stated.

“We’ve seen quite a few world data go, nice battles and the competitors has been fierce. It’s nice simply 40 days out from the Olympics.”

Thorpe stated Australia’s staff is primed to go even higher than they did in Tokyo, which was essentially the most profitable Olympics the staff has ever had.

“We haven’t been on this place of dominance in swimming for a really very long time,” Thorpe stated.

It’s arduous to not be excited after seeing races the likes of the 200m freestyle ultimate, the place each Ariarne Titmus and Mollie O’Callaghan swam the 2 quickest occasions in historical past.

The outcome noticed Titmus declare the world file off O’Callaghan.

O’Callaghan was in tears after the occasion as she misplaced her world file, although she lowered her earlier PB by 0.37 seconds.

“One of many biggest races of all time and Ariarne’s obtained the world file again,” 9 commentator Mat Thompson stated.

“She could be the very best we’ve ever had. She’s obtained an opportunity to return again from Paris as Australia’s biggest ever swimmer.”

Giaan Rooney added: “I’m speechless. I’m speechless, 0.62 off the world file that was solely damaged final yr.”

“You may see how disenchanted Mollie is, however you possibly can see how a lot Ariarne Titmus needed that world file,” Thorpe added.

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