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Ian Thorpe into semis at Aussie trials

Updated: March 15, 2012, 10:58 PM ET
Associated Press

ADELAIDE, Australia -- Ian Thorpe swam his fastest 200-meter freestyle time since coming out of retirement to reach the semifinals of the Australian Olympic trials, continuing his quest to qualify for London 2012.

The screaming from the crowd started the moment the five-time Olympic champion stepped onto the blocks in lane seven Friday morning and didn't end until he'd finished in a dead heat for second place in heat seven to ensure he'd progress to the next round.

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