Shane Gould returns to Olympic trials

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:05 IST

Shane Gould, is to contest the 50 metres butterfly at the Olympic trials, 32 years after winning three gold medals at the Munich Games.

Shane Gould returns to Olympic trials

Brisbane:

Shane Gould, 47, is to contest the 50 metres butterfly at the Australian Olympic trials, 32 years after winning three gold medals at the Munich Games. But Swimming Australia spokesman Ian Hanson said that Gould could not qualify for the Athens Olympics because the women's 50 metres butterfly was not part of the schedule for this year's Games. Gould qualified for the trials after winning gold at last year's US Masters in 30.32 seconds. Australia's selection trials for the Olympics in August will be held in Sydney between March 27 and April 3, and double as the national championship. Hanson said former recluse Gould would need to slice almost two seconds off her US Masters time in the April 1 heats to reach the semi-finals. Gould quit swimming soon after winning five medals, including the three Golds, at the Munich Games. The youngster won the 200 metres and 400 metres freestyle and 200 metres medley in world record times. (AP)



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