The best is yet to come: Thorpe

With five gold medals at home and three world records in the books, Ian Thorpe said today he's confident his best swimming form is still ahead of him.

updated: February 25, 2007 10:04 IST
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With five golds at home and three world records, Ian Thorpe today said he's confident his best form is still to come. "I think the time will come where I feel content, which is my best," the 22-year-old said. "I don't feel that I've been able to reach that yet," he added. Olympic glory The world champion said winning gold in the 400-metre freestyle at the Athens Olympics was the highlight of his career. Thorpe was disqualified from the event at the Olympic selection trials in Sydney in March due to a false start in qualifying. He only had the chance to swim in the event in Athens when Craig Stevens gave up his berth. "The 400 at the Athens Olympics, it probably meant the most to me of my races," Thorpe said. "It's my proudest Olympic moment and probably the proudest moment in my life." Thorpe said he offered no apologies for protecting his private life from the public. He said he would never compromise his privacy because it was important for him to keep some aspects of life exclusive to his family and friends. (AP)