Ashley Callus on Ian Thorpe (from The Herald Sun): "No one can fill Ian's shoes. He's probably the best athlete in swimming that we've ever seen," the Sydney Olympic 4 x 100m freestyle gold medallist said.
"But the relay is not just one good swimmer, it's four strong swims. There's definitely guys coming through that can step up and be very competitive.
"We'll definitely use it for motivation to get out there and show that Ian was great, but we can still do it without him.
"All is not lost with Ian retiring."