Google Analytics tells me that Geoff Huegill was my most searched for swimmer to this blog and each week he remains in the top ten. Mostly visitors like to read how far he had fallen and then how hard to worked to come back. I spoke with his rep by email some months ago and he confirmed that Geoff is motivated, inspired, and in the game.
Now, Geoff Huegill tells the Brisbane Times that he wants to see wants to Ian Thorpe on an Australian relay team with him in the London 2012 Games.
WOW! I hate to say this but I would be rooting for that team because even though I am an American, I am a sucker for sincere comeback stories.
Here are some quotes which includes some polite trash talk towards Michael Phelps.
From the Brisbane Times:
"Absolutely. I hope I have ignited a fire in his (Thorpe's) belly," the champion butterflier told AAP.
"Hopefully he will swim on and want to be a relay swimmer (at London)."
Thorpe has been spotted training in Sydney and been in close contact with national head coach Leigh Nugent in recent months, adding to speculation he may return after his 2006 retirement.