Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe has come to the defence of Kyle Chalmers after the Olympic champions said he was reconsidering his future in the sport.
Day two of the Commonwealth Games swim meet started like any other — but it ended in two massive team gold medals and a fiery press conference with Chalmers.
After two days of speculation of a rift in the team, Chalmers blew-up at the post-race press conference accusing the media of making up stories about troubles in the team and his apparent snub of his ex-girlfriend and relay teammate Emma McKeon.
In emotional outbursts at the conference and later on his social media accounts, Chalmers denied there was a rift and spoke about the pressures the coverage was having on the team as well as the toll it was taking on his own mental health.
Thorpe called for immediate attention to the latter point.
“Talking about going from the hero…