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Olympic Swimmer Ian Thorpe Hospitalized After Contracting Serious Infection

Ian Thorpe

Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe has been hospitalized with two potentially deadly infections, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.

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The Australian swimmer, who won five Olympic gold medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics, recently contracted the infections after undergoing multiple surgeries on his shoulder. Thorpe, 31, is currently in the intensive care unit at a Sydney-area hospital.

Thorpe’s agent says it’s highly unlikely that Thorpe will ever swim competitively again.  


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