sport news Commonwealth Games: Swim legend Ian Thorpe says Kyle Chalmers making a mistake ... trends now

sport news Commonwealth Games: Swim legend Ian Thorpe says Kyle Chalmers making a mistake ... trends now
sport news Commonwealth Games: Swim legend Ian Thorpe says Kyle Chalmers making a mistake ... trends now

sport news Commonwealth Games: Swim legend Ian Thorpe says Kyle Chalmers making a mistake ... trends now

Aussie swimming legend Ian Thorpe is imploring under-siege star Kyle Chalmers to 'shut out the noise' as the Commonwealth Games gold medallist reveals his heartbreak over 'the worst 12 hours of my career'.

Chalmers launched an explosive tirade at the media during a press conference following Australia's Commonwealth Games gold medal in the men's 4x100m freestyle relay, before doubling down on his criticism on social media. 

After he seemingly snubbing ex-girlfriend Emma McKeon on the pool deck after the pair combined with William Yang and Mollie O'Callaghan to win mixed relay gold, the media pounced. 

Rumours of a rift over the supposed 'swimming love triangle' got stronger as a result, and it was clear Chalmers was furious with the situation.

Emma McKeon, Mollie O'Callaghan, Kyle Chalmers and William Yang salute the crowd after winning gold in the 4x100m mixed freestyle relay

Emma McKeon, Mollie O'Callaghan, Kyle Chalmers and William Yang salute the crowd after winning gold in the 4x100m mixed freestyle relay

Aussie swimmer Kyle Chalmers is fed up with the media's portrayal of him

Aussie swimmer Kyle Chalmers is fed up with the media's portrayal of him

His fiery rant at the waiting media scrum shocked many, so much so teammate Yang asked to leave the awkward press conference early.

Thorpe is well aware of what the spotlight can do to someone's mental health, so he gave Chalmers some heartfelt advice on Channel 7's broadcast.

'The things that I have read and saying that you're at breaking point, rock bottom kind of area, this is concerning,' he said.

'We're talking about someone that doesn't feel as though they're in control of the narrative around their own story.'

Thorpe said Chalmers' continual tirades over his media coverage since the National Championships in June were proof he needed to 'shut out the noise'. 

'I think he is and I think he's someone that does read everything and I'm someone that chooses not to,' he said.

'What I will say publicly about this is, "Think about it (media coverage) as something that's

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