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Ian Thorpe

Full name: Ian James Thorpe
Nickname(s): Thorpedo
Gender: Male
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
Weight: 229 lbs (104 kg)
Born: October 13, 1982 in Milperra, New South Wales, Australia
Affiliations: SLC Aquadot, Sydney
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 5 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze (9 Total)

Biography

Ian Thorpe first came to International prominence at the 1997 Pan-Pacific meet when he finished second in the 400 freestyle. He was then 14 years old. At the 1998 World Championships he won both the 200 and 400 freestyle, and was the media darling of Australia going into the Sydney 2000 Olympics. He won three gold medals at the 2000 Olympic Games, but his only individual title was in the 400 free, as he finished second in the 200 freestyle. With three relay medals, he won five Olympic medals at the Sydney Games. At the 2001 World Championships, he won the 200, 400 and 800 metre freestyle events, all in world record times, and also swam on three winning relay teams, becoming the first person to win six gold medals at a single World Championship. At the 2002 Pan-Pacific meet, Thorpe won five titles – three individual in the 100, 200, and 400 freestyles, and two relay championships. He has set 13 individual world records (through 2006). Although slightly overshadowed by Michael Phelps, Thorpe won four more Olympic medals at the 2004 Athens Olympics, with golds in the 200 and 400 metre freestyles.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2000 Summer 17 Sydney Swimming Men's 200 metres Freestyle Australia AUS 2 Silver
2000 Summer 17 Sydney Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle Australia AUS 1 Gold WR
2000 Summer 17 Sydney Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Australia AUS 1 Gold
2000 Summer 17 Sydney Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Australia AUS 1 Gold
2000 Summer 17 Sydney Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Australia AUS 2 Silver
2004 Summer 21 Athina Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle Australia AUS 3 Bronze
2004 Summer 21 Athina Swimming Men's 200 metres Freestyle Australia AUS 1 Gold OR
2004 Summer 21 Athina Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle Australia AUS 1 Gold
2004 Summer 21 Athina Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Australia AUS 6
2004 Summer 21 Athina Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Australia AUS 2 Silver

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
2004 Summer 21 Athina Swimming Australia Final 3 48.56
2004 Summer 21 Athina Swimming Australia Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 49.21
2004 Summer 21 Athina Swimming Australia Round One Heat Eight 1 QU 49.17

Men's 200 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
2000 Summer 17 Sydney Swimming Australia Final 2 1:45.83
2000 Summer 17 Sydney Swimming Australia Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 1:45.37
2000 Summer 17 Sydney Swimming Australia Round One Heat Seven 1 QU/OR 1:46.56
2004 Summer 21 Athina Swimming Australia Final 1 OR 1:44.71
2004 Summer 21 Athina Swimming Australia Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 1:46.65
2004 Summer 21 Athina Swimming Australia Round One Heat Eight 1 QU 1:47.22

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
2000 Summer 17 Sydney Swimming Australia Final 1 WR 3:40.59
2000 Summer 17 Sydney Swimming Australia Round One Heat Six 1 QU/OR 3:44.65
2004 Summer 21 Athina Swimming Australia Final 1 3:43.10
2004 Summer 21 Athina Swimming Australia Round One Heat Six 1 QU 3:46.55

Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
2000 Summer 17 Sydney Swimming Australia AUS Final 1 WR 3:13.67 48.30 3:13.67
2004 Summer 21 Athina Swimming Australia AUS Final 6 3:15.77 48.14 3:15.77

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
2000 Summer 17 Sydney Swimming Australia AUS Final 1 WR 7:07.05 1:46.03 1:46.03
2004 Summer 21 Athina Swimming Australia AUS Final 2 7:07.46 1:44.18 7:07.46

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
2000 Summer 17 Sydney Swimming Australia AUS Round One Heat Two 1 QU 3:39.38 48.83 3:39.38