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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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

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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

Ian Thorpe leads the celebrity arrivals at The Sapphire Project launch in Sydney

Cody Simpson poses with Ian Thorpe ahead of the premiere of their new documentary series

Ian Thorpe reveals he was offered a record deal in Japan - even though he can't sing

Cody Simpson shares a laugh with Ian Thorpe at the 2021 Australian Swimming Championships

Olympic legend Ian Thorpe says he regrets quitting his swimming career

Swimming legends Michael Phelps, Michael Klim, Ian Thorpe and others congratulate Cody Simpson

Olympian Ian Thorpe rumoured to be in a 'budding romance' with Nick Hudson

Olympic legend Ian Thorpe says he has 'no regrets' of proudly coming out as gay in 2014 aged 31