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Cathy comeback unlikely, says manager

11/11/2004 11:03:03 PM Comments (0)

Cathy Freeman's manager says it's extremely unlikely the Sydney Olympics gold medallist will make a dramatic return for the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

Freeman's former relay teammates were quoted as saying in the Daily Telegraph how fit Australia's former track queen was looking and that a comeback could be in the pipeline.

But IMG's Chris Giannopoulis said the chances of a Comm Games comeback in her home city were "very remote".

"I joked with Cathy about how fit she looks just two weeks ago and I asked her, `Are you sure?'" Giannopoulis told the newspaper.

"But she just said, `Don't start. I'm enjoying the freedom I have in my life without training and competing.'

"So I doubt it very much that she would return. She's currently in the US and heading to the UK shortly and she's enjoying the freedom to do that.

"In her mind, her time's gone. I can't see her putting in the commitment to training.

"But, you know, stranger things have happened."

Freeman, 31, retired last year.

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