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Who Needs Ian Thorpe?
Brian Cazeneuve
August 08, 2005
With more celebrated teammate Ian Thorpe taking a yearlong break from international swimming, Australia's Grant Hackett (right) became the alltime world championship medals leader, garnering five in Montreal to run his total to 18. Hackett, 25, arrived at his fourth world meet tied at 13 with Thorpe, Germany's Michael Gross and Jenny Thompson of the U.S. He won the 400- and 800-meter freestyles--smashing Thorpe's world record in the latter by half a second--and added a silver medal in the 200 free, behind Michael Phelps, and a bronze in the 4�200 free relay. On Sunday, Hackett became the first swimmer to earn four world titles in the same event when he won the 1,500 free in 14:42.58, 8.02 seconds slower than his 2001 world record.
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August 08, 2005

Who Needs Ian Thorpe?

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With more celebrated teammate Ian Thorpe taking a yearlong break from international swimming, Australia's Grant Hackett (right) became the alltime world championship medals leader, garnering five in Montreal to run his total to 18. Hackett, 25, arrived at his fourth world meet tied at 13 with Thorpe, Germany's Michael Gross and Jenny Thompson of the U.S. He won the 400- and 800-meter freestyles--smashing Thorpe's world record in the latter by half a second--and added a silver medal in the 200 free, behind Michael Phelps, and a bronze in the 4�200 free relay. On Sunday, Hackett became the first swimmer to earn four world titles in the same event when he won the 1,500 free in 14:42.58, 8.02 seconds slower than his 2001 world record.

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