Thorpe silent on new coach

Townsville Bulletin - - Sport -

IAN Thorpe will fly to Switzer­land af­ter his short train­ing stint in Abu Dhabi, seem­ing to con­firm spec­u­la­tion he’s link­ing up with for­mer Aus­tralian In­sti­tute of Sport coach Gen­nadi Touret­ski. Thorpe re­mains tight-lipped about the iden­tity of the coach for the next stage of his come­back. But a source close to the Olympic cham­pion con­firmed he would move next month to Switzer­land where Touret­ski, the man be­hind the ca­reers of Alexan­der Popov and Michael Klim, runs the Swiss na­tional train­ing cen­tre at Lo­carno, near the Ital­ian bor­der. ‘‘ Ev­ery­one’s say­ing ’ why aren’t you telling us?’ I’m not say­ing it be­cause you’ll know ex­actly where to go to find me’,’’ said Thorpe.

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