Swimming: Coach does not doubt Thorpe


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The Independent Online

Ian Thorpe may have written off his own chances but Australia's head coach, Leigh Nugent, is convinced the multiple Olympic champion will qualify for the London Games.

The Australian trials begin next week and Thorpe has said that he does not expect to make the team.

Nugent said: "With someone like Ian, the history he's got and knowing his competitive capabilities, you could never write him out of the equation."