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Olympics - End gold medal targets, says Australian Thorpe


  • Swimming
  • Tuesday, 5 Jun 2018

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Swimmer Ian Thorpe, Australia's most decorated Olympian, has called on national bodies to stop setting gold medal targets as it puts too much pressure on athletes.

Speaking at an Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) summit on "Athlete Wellbeing" on Tuesday, the fives-times Olympic gold-medallist and 11-times world champion said the focus should be on athletes representing the country "well".

   

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