Thorpe backs Adlington for gold

Five-time Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe has told BBC Sport he expects Great Britain's swimmers to win medals in the capital.

Thorpe says that Rebecca Adlington is the team's brightest prospect of claiming gold.

He also believes Australia and the USA will once again figure, but that other countries have made significant progress over the last four years to also mount a challenge in the pool.

Thorpe, who won three of his five gold medals at the Sydney Olympics 12 years ago says there are positives and negatives when it comes to competing at a home games.

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