Ian Thorpe

Ian James Thorpe, is an Australian retired swimmer who specialised in freestyle, but also competed in backstroke and the individual medley. He has won five Olympic gold medals, the most won by any Australian along with fellow swimmer Emma McKeon. With three gold and two silver medals, Thorpe was the most successful athlete at the 2000 Summer Olympics, held in his hometown of Sydney. At the age of 14, Thorpe became the youngest male ever to represent Australia, and his victory in the 400 metre freestyle at the 1998 Perth World Championships made him the youngest-ever individual male World Champion. After that victory, Thorpe dominated the 400 m freestyle, winning the event at every Olympic, World, Commonwealth and Pan Pacific Swimming Championships until his break after the 2004 Olympics in Athens. At the 2001 World Aquatics Championships, he became the first person to win six gold medals in one World Championship.

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Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe attends the official opening of Qtopia Sydney's first LGBTQIA+ museum

Ian Thorpe splurges $3million on prestigious two-level apartment in Sydney's eastern suburbs

Ian Thorpe lists his Woollahra unit for $3.7m as the retired Olympic champion 'downsizes'

Grammy Awards: Ian Thorpe makes surprise appearance as he says he was nominated for an award

Ian Thorpe reveals what prompted him to come out as gay during interview with Sir Michael Parkinson

Ian Thorpe reveals he was hunted by a gun-toting stalker

Basil Zempilas is booted from Ian Thorpe's 'This Is Your Life' special

Ian Thorpe enjoys a lavish trip to Bora Bora 'on board James Packer's luxury Arctic P yacht'

Ian Thorpe attends the prestigious Gold Dinner after tragic death of ex-boyfriend

Inside Ryan Channing and Ian Thorpe's turbulent love story as the model dies in Bali aged 32

Olympian Ian Thorpe watches Ash Barty match at the Australian Open in Melbourne

Ian Thorpe leaves a Sydney restaurant with friends after celebrating his 39th birthday

Celebrity MasterChef Australia: Ian Thorpe left red-faced as his cooking past is exposed

Ian Thorpe rushed to ICU after battling an infection following shoulder surgery

Ian Thorpe praises Naomi Osaka for her stand on mental health

Ian Thorpe reveals why his appearance on Celebrity MasterChef made him feel 'like an idiot'

Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe reveals plans for parenthood

Olympic swimming legend Ian Thorpe set to produce new Australian film Streamline

Olympic hero Ian Thorpe reacts to 'anti-sex beds' at the Tokyo Games

Ian Thorpe's ex Ryan Channing reveals he's filming a pilot for a new reality TV series with Netflix