The Thorpedo is back in the water.

Ian Thorpe has made his long-awaited comeback at the FINA World Cup in Singapore.

Rebekah Fay reports.


It’s official Thorpey is back!

The Aussie champ came second in his heat of the 100-metre individual medley, at a World Cup meet in Singapore today, securing him a place in the final later tonight.

Ian Thorpe, Australian Swimmer: “It’s nice to get the first swim out of the way.”

It was the first race for the five-time Olympic gold medallist since his retirement in 2006.

The swim star hopes it’ll bring him one step closer to qualifying for the Olympics next year.

In the Four Nations contest the Kangaroos are the favourites ahead of their clash with England at Wembley tomorrow.

But the Roos say reigning champs, New Zealand, are the ones to beat.

Johnathan Thurston, Kangaroos Halfback: “In my eyes, New Zealand are the number one nation in rugby league, so certainly, look, in my eyes I want to get that mantle back for our nation.”

The Brisbane Roar will go head-to-head against the Melbourne Victory tomorrow.

The Roar has a record 32 wins under its belt and is hoping for another.

And Flemington is expected to draw up to 100,000 punters trackside tomorrow.

Superstar mare Black Caviar the favourite to take out the group one Patinack Farm Classic.

Cox Plate runner-up Jimmy Choux is expected to win the Emirates Stakes, in what will be the last group one race of the Melbourne Cup.

Rebekah Fay, QUT News.