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2000 Young Australian of the Year World Champion Swimmer
DOB: 1 / Jan / 1982
From: New South Wales
Ian Thorpe, OAM, is Australia’s most decorated Olympian claiming five gold, three silver and one bronze Olympic medals. Age 15, Ian became the youngest ever swimming world champion and dominated middle distance swimming from then on. In the process, Ian has become one of the most prolific athletes the sport has ever seen. ‘Thorpey,’ as he is affectionately known broke 22 world records and collected 11 World Championship titles, 10 Commonwealth Games gold medals and 9 Pan Pacific titles. Since his retirement from professional swimming, Ian works tirelessly with his own Fountain For Youth charity as well as perusing a career in television commentary.