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Ian Thorpe

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Ian Thorpe

Ian Thorpe (born 13 October 1982 in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian swimmer. He won five gold medals at Olympic Games. He was the only swimmer who has won six gold medals in one World Championships (which he did in 2001) until Michael Phelps won seven in 2007. He is known for having large feet. At the age of 14, he became the youngest male ever to represent Australia,[1]

A large baby, Thorpe weighed 4.1 kg (9.02 lb) and measured 0.59 m (1 ft 11 in) in length at birth.

On 12 July 2014, Thorpe revealed he is gay.[2]

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  1. Andrews, Malcolm (2000). Australia at the Olympics. Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Books. ISBN 0-7333-0884-8.
  2. Visentin, Lisa (12 July 2014). by the way my names Jefferson "Ian Thorpe reveals he is gay". The Sydney Morning Herald. {{cite web}}: Check |url= value (help)

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