Libby Trickett.
Libby Trickett. Andrew Yates

Trickett on the comeback trail

SWIMMING golden girl Libby Trickett is set to continue her much-heralded comeback at a training camp on the Sunshine Coast.

The three-time Olympic gold medallist, who ended her brief retirement in the hope of gaining selection for the 2012 London Olympics, will train with her squad over two weeks from Monday.

The camp will form a crucial part of the Brisbane-based sprint star's preparation for the Singapore round of the World Cup on November 4-5.

Ms Trickett, 26, and her squad will be joined on the Coast by members of the French team, including Olympic 100m gold medallist Alain Bernard.

On September 9, 2009, she announced that she would take an extended break from swimming and consider retirement.

Three months later, she retired from swimming at age 24.

But in September last year, she revealed that she would be returning to competition.

Ms Trickett, who has battled with her weight since returning to the pool but is now close to her racing weight, won two gold, one silver and a bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

She also won a gold and a bronze medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, and is a former multiple long-course world record-holder and has collected numerous world championship gold medals.


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