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Ian Thorpe

DOB
13.11.1982
Country
Australia
Career High
Four Olympic golds 2000
Manchester medals
Six golds, one silver


Video profile of Ian Thorpe

Frankie Fredericks Maria Mutola
Waisale Serevi Jonathan Edwards
Ian Thorpe Jason Queally
Tanni Grey-Thompson Cathy Freeman



Post-competition verdict:

The Thorpedo set out for a seemingly impossible seven gold medals and it did, in fact, prove just beyond him.

Once again the Australian was the class act of the pool and the Games as a whole as he obliterated all his nearest rivals.

All bar fellow Australian Matt Welsh that is, who forced Thorpe into the silver medal spot in the 100m backstroke.

Welsh is a backstroke specialist, while Thorpe is a relative novice and it will be interesting to see which events he opts to swim in at Athens 2004.


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