"Australia's greatest Olympian Ian Thorpe has announced his retirement from competitive swimming."
Of his decision, Thorpe said: "It's emotional because I see my entire swimming career flash before my eyes.
"I've had a great career. It isn't the best time to be walking away from the sport but it's my time.''
Swimming ace Thorpe quits racing
It will be sad to see this guy go... but it let in the new batch... I wonder who the new up and comers are?
Do you guys remember Michael Klim? Whatever happened to that guy?