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Thorpe won't swim Australian trials

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Five-time Olympic gold medalist Ian Thorpe won't revive his swimming career next week in the Australian trials for the world championships.

While Thorpe had said in January that he might return to the pool in the next two years, and possibly compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics, he was absent from the list of nominations for the trials.

Swimming Australia confirmed Friday that the 30-year-old hadn't entered any races and nominations have closed. The event doubles as the national championships and trials for the Barcelona worlds in July.

Thorpe retired in November 2006 after setting 13 world records and winning 11 world championship golds. He came out of retirement last year in a bid to swim at the London Olympics, but failed to qualify.

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