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Full Name at Birth
Ian James Thorpe
Date of Birth
He won 5 olympic hold medal. 11 world titles and get 13 long course records and 23 overall. His armspan: 195 cm.
Claim to Fame
World championship, Perth 98: won 400 m freestyle. Kuala Lumpur 98: 4 gold medal, 200 m free,400 m free, 2*200 m freestyle, 4*100 m freestyle relay. Pacific championship 99: New world record 400 m freestyle,broke world record for the 200 m freestyle,twice in consecutive days. Personal best: 200 meter: 1:45,51 min. 400 meter: 3:41,33 min.
Team Club SLC Aquadot New South/Wales/Australia
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Ian James Thorpe, OAM (born 13 October 1982) is an Australian swimmer who specialises in freestyle, but also competes in backstroke and the individual medley. He has won five Olympic gold medals, the most won by any Australian, and with three gold and two silver medals, was the most successful athlete at the 2000 Summer Olympics. At the 2001 World Aquatics Championships, he became the first person to win six gold medals in one World Championship. In total, Thorpe has won eleven World Championship golds, the third-highest number of any swimmer. Thorpe was the first person to have been named Swimming World Swimmer of the Year four times, and was the Australian swimmer of the year from 1999 to 2003. His athletic achievements made him one of Australia's most popular athletes, and he was recognised as the Young Australian of the Year in 2000.
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