Australian swimming champions Ian Thorpe, Giaan Rooney and Ariarne Titmus will headline 9’s Extensive World of Sports activities’ all-star commentary line up for the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Melbourne.
With a number of the world’s finest brief course swimmers heading Down Below from December 13-18, the trio of world champions will likely be poolside to supply professional perception on all of the motion.
Making the announcement on Sports Sunday, Thorpe mentioned he was excited to share his professional information with Channel 9 viewers who had as soon as watched his biggest triumphs on the worldwide stage.
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“It may be nice to have the ability to share my information again with viewers,” he mentioned.
“I really like discussing the intricacies of swimming and sharing these insights, which hopefully educates extra individuals in direction of our sport.
“I am notably excited to be working alongside Giaan, who I grew up with, and it is also unbelievable to see Ariarne, one other Olympic champion, come on board and provides her understanding of the game.”
Rooney echoed an analogous sentiment, marking a homecoming of types in her acclaimed media profession since retiring from swimming in 2006.
The FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) will likely be broadcast solely, reside and free on Channel 9 and 9Now in primetime.
“After swimming my final race on Channel 9 and beginning my broadcasting profession as a part of the legendary Extensive World of Sports activities swimming commentary workforce, it feels very acquainted and pure to be showcasing the game of swimming for 9 as soon as once more,” she mentioned.
“This time, not solely do we’ve lots of our present Olympic superstars resembling Emma McKeon, Kaylee McKeown, Mollie O’Callaghan, Mack Horton and Kyle Chalmers going for gold within the pool however I am honoured to be on the mic with Olympic legend, Ian Thorpe and present Olympic champion, Ariarne Titmus.”
Because the reigning Olympic champion for the 200m and 400m freestyle, Titmus mentioned she was desirous to expertise racing from a special perspective.
“Thorpey has all the time been a hero of mine and Giaan is among the finest swimming broadcasters anyplace on the earth, so to be alongside them is one thing I am actually wanting ahead to it and it is a contemporary problem for me,” she mentioned.
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