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  Ian Thorpe
When Ian was eight, he was tired of watching his older sister Christina at her swim practices and meets.
Ian became the youngest male swimmer to win being selected to the Australian national squad when he was named to the Pan Pacific Championship Team in 1997 after he placed 3rd in the 400m freestyle at the National Open Championships in Adelaide.
Ian was fifteen, of course he was scared by that.
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  Ian Thorpe
Born in Sydney, Australia, Thorpe has completely dominated the 400 metre freestyle since his first world championship win in 1998, winning the event at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games and the 2001 Fukoka World Championships (at which he won a total of six gold medals).
Thorpe has also pushed Australian relay teams to unprecedented success, anchoring the winning 4x100 and 4x200 freestyle relay golds in Sydney, the first time the United States has ever been beaten in the events.
At 195cm and 105 kilograms, he is very large for a swimmer (indeed, many thought that as he matured and continued to grow he would be unable to maintain his performance as a teenager), able to maintain a trademark six-beat kick to power away to victory in the closing stages of races.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ia/Ian_Thorpe.html   (284 words)

 Ian Thorpe - MSN Encarta
Ian Thorpe, born in 1982, Australian swimmer, one of swimming’s biggest stars in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
At age 15 Thorpe became the youngest male swimmer to capture a world title, winning a gold medal in the 400-meter freestyle and the 4 x 200-meter freestyle relay at the 1998 world championships.
Thorpe’s five gold medals over two Olympics set a new standard for an Australian athlete, breaking the mark of four golds set by swimmer Dawn Fraser and two others.
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 Ian James Thorpe
Ian trains at the Club Aquadot, NSW and his events are 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 400m freestyle and randomly 800m freestyle, 200m individual medley and 100m backstroke.
Ian Thorpe is currently the world record holder for the 200 metres, 400 metres, 800 metres freestyle, is a member of the world record relay team for the 4 x 100 metres and the 4 x 200 metres freestyle.
Ian is one of the greatest athletes Australia has ever produced and his attitude, charisma and tireless effort stand him in great stead for the future both in and out of the pool.
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Thorpe, 20, said late on Sunday he believed people had labelled him homosexual because he was articulate, had an interest in fashion and did not resemble the stereotype of the macho Aussie bloke.
Thorpe said that he believed people were too quick to make such judgments, resulting in a huge number of male celebrities and athletes having the same sexuality "question mark" hanging over their heads.
Thorpe said he believed people had labelled him homosexual because he was articulate, had an interest in fashion and did not resemble the stereotypical macho Aussie bloke.
www.tampabaycoalition.com /files/1118IanThorpeImNotGay.htm   (1053 words)

 Hunky Male Celebs: Ian Thorpe
Ian James Thorpe OAM, also known as the Thorpedo, is an Australian swimmer who, after winning the 200 and 400 metre freestyle races at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, became known as one of the greatest middle-distance swimmers of all time.
Thorpe qualified for the 2006 Commonwealth Games by winning the final of the 200 m freestyle on 31 January 2006 as well as winning the final of the 100 m freestyle on 2 February 2006.
Thorpe has somewhat controversially let go of his pet event, the 400 m freestyle with a view of concentrating on the 100 m freestyle.
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 FINA - Biographies - Ian Thorpe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Thorpe says his family's involvement in his swimming career is one of the major influences in his success and without their support he knows he would not have the success he has had.
Thorpe started swimming at the age of eight under Jenny McAdam: "I was sick of watching my sister Christina compete at swimming carnivals so I decided I would start." He says his coach Doug Frost has had the biggest input into his successes.
Thorpe names Perkins (a team-mate for the second time on this Pan Pac team) as one of his sporting heroes, along with US Olympic legends, Mark Spitz and Carl Lewis and basketballer Michael Jordan.
www.fina.org /bios/archives/bio_Thorpe.html   (384 words)

 I'm over it already, says a gracious Thorpe - Sport - www.theage.com.au   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
But Ian Thorpe, it seemed, was determined to smooth the waters after the controversial decision to deny him the chance to defend his 400 metres freestyle title at the Athens Olympics in August.
Thorpe said he heard a noise and responded before realising it was not the starter's signal.
Thorpe, who is still expected to swim in two individual and three relays in Athens, told his devastated team that rules were rules and it had to move on.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2004/03/28/1080412244090.html   (855 words)

 adidas athletes
Ian says his family’s involvement in his swimming career is one of the major influences in his success.
Apart from his amazing deeds in the pool, what has endeared Ian to the Australian public is his genuine humility and the poise that he shows in the media.
Ian shook world swimming when at the age of 15 he became the youngest ever male swimmer to represent Australia.
www.adidas.com /athlete/ian_thorpe.asp   (730 words)

 Ian Thorpe says intends to retire after Beijing 2008 - Boston.com
Australia's Olympic and world champion Ian Thorpe is planning to retire from swimming after the 2008 Beijing Olympics, aged 25, he told The Australian newspaper on Friday.
Thorpe told an Australian newspaper on January 27, 2006 that he's planning to retire from swimming after the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Thorpe has dropped his signature event, the 400m, to concentrate on the 100m and 200m as part of his dream to become a specialist sprinter.
www.boston.com /sports/other_sports/articles/2006/01/26/ian_thorpe_says_intends_to_retire_after_beijing_2008   (361 words)

 Ian Thorpe Feedback
Ian Thorpe's angular IC ruler Mars, sextiled by tenth-house Venus/Sun and conjunct Neptune in Sagittarius (the sign of athletes) does in fact explain his swimming success.
Ian is a "star," and he has natal Sun in the 10th square the ascendant along with the Sun's dispositor (Mercury) in 10.
Ian has just won gold medals (Sun on Zenith) and broken world records at the Sydney Olympics, as transiting Pluto conjuncts his natal Mars in Sagittarius (which is disposited by that rare unaspected Jupiter in Pluto's own sign, Scorpio).
www.astrodatabank.com /NMThorpeIanFB.htm   (5565 words)

 Mentor revealed but Thorpe still a riddle - Sport - smh.com.au
Thorpe likewise failed to refer to it in a television interview he called to draw attention to his intensive training and renewed commitment in Los Angeles.
The Thorpe camp appears to be engaged in spinning a steady stream of misinformation about his stay in Los Angeles, his swimming itinerary and future in the sport.
Thorpe's Australian coaches have maintained his escape to Los Angeles was to focus on swimming and a training program divided between water and land.
www.smh.com.au /news/sport/thorpes-new-whisperer/2006/10/05/1159641463591.html   (938 words)

 Ian Thorpe
Besuche Ian Thorpes Biografie und Bildergalerie, zur Verfügung gestellt von TELSTRA
Doch Frosts gestrige Prognose, dass Thorpes 100 m und 200 m Freistilzeiten sich "in den kommenden Jahren dramatisch entwickeln werden" geben uns eine Vorahnung auf das was vom 19-jährigen noch kommen wird, wenn er sich physisch entwickelt.
Thorpe's coach Doug Frost admitted yesterday scientists were on the right track but refused to divulge the secret of the most efficient human aquatic propulsion system in history.
www.svl.ch /IanThorpe   (1007 words)

 Ian Thorpe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ian James Thorpe OAM (born October 13, 1982), also known as the Thorpedo/Thorpey, is an Australian swimmer who, after winning the 200 and 400 metre freestyle races at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, became known as one of the greatest middle-distance swimmers of all time.
Thorpe's preparations for the Athens Olympics were not without controversy.
In late March 2004 Thorpe competed in the qualification events at the Australian Championships.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ian_Thorpe   (2309 words)

 Swimming Profile: Ian Thorpe
Ian started swimming when he was 8 years old.
Thorpe started squad training when he was just 8 years old.
Thorpe received a bonus of $25,000 for setting the first world record in the Sydney Olympic pool in 1999.
www.topendsports.com /sport/swimming/profiles/thorpe-ian.htm   (360 words)

 Ian Thorpe
Ian Thorpe is the Young Australian of the Year for 2000.
Thorpe has suffered from migraines since he was nine or ten, although less frequently in recent years.
In early 2000, there was a swim suit controversy when he featured, in cheeky TV ads for one of his sponsors, one of their fl body-length "seal suits," alongside some real seals on the starting blocks of a swimming pool.
www.astrodatabank.com /NMThorpeIan.htm   (647 words)

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The Ian Thorpe quiz questions are craftily compiled and will help you to gauge how well you know about the personal and professional life of the famed swimming sensation Ian Thorpe.
Thorpe was the youngest male to represent Australia in swimming.
Thorpe is famous for his trademark of six-beat kick.
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 Thorpey          an Ian Thorpe fansite
Ian, along with some other Olympians and Paraolympians, was in New York the day they raised the crystal ball.
Last year, Merrick of the Merrick & Rosso breakfast show on Nova 96.9 FM challenged Ian to a 200 metres race, and when they finished, Ian gave him one of of his suits (see photos).
After all the hype of the Olympics, Ian is celebrating his victory along with fellow Olympic teammates.
fan-sites.org /ian-thorpe   (556 words)

 Thorpe takes 10th world title - smh.com.au
The 20-year-old Thorpe clocked 1m45.14s to be more than a second adrift of his own world mark set at the last world championships two years ago but he was still a body length ahead of the rest of the field.
Thorpe's win was the lone gold medal for Australia on day three of competition.
She's consistently defended the changes, saying Thorpe needs new challenges to keep him in the sport and cannot keep taking huge chunks off his times like when he was a teenager.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2003/07/23/1058853104533.html   (522 words)

 Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre - City of Sydney
This iconic $40 million facility, housed in a distinctive wave-form building, was named in honour of five times Gold Medal winning Olympic Champion Ian Thorpe.
The new centre is set to offer a range of health and aquatic programs and services to cater for the diverse ages, interests and abilities of its surrounding communities.
Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre is open all year round with the exception of Good Friday and Christmas Day.
www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au /Residents/SwimmingPools/IanThorpeAquaticCentre.asp   (196 words)

 Valimar : Ian Thorpe/Ioan Gruffudd
Thorpe was led to his room by a burly and intimidating looking guard...
Thorpe almost hit his head on the doorway, and rubbed it carefully, stepping into the room and looking around, suddenly feeling very nervous and unsure.
Thorpe lets out a jaded laugh, looking between the beds, trying to figure out which one is his.
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 Biography for Ian Thorpe (II)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Ian has since hosted his own TV show, "Undercover Angels" (2002) and designed a line of jewelry with Autore South Sea Pearls.
He is also the co-founder of "Ian Thorpe's Foundation For Youth Trust," a charity that benefits the treatment of children with life-threatening illnesses.
At the present time, Ian says that his plans are to swim until the 2008 Olympics, but he adds that he will stop swimming when he ceases to enjoy it.
www.imdb.com /name/nm0861669/bio   (529 words)

 CNNSI.com - Olympic Sports - Olympic Bio: Ian Thorpe - Thursday June 22, 2000 04:05 PM
At the age of 8, tired of watching older sister Christina at her swim practices, Thorpe decided to get in on the action.
Thorpe became the youngest male swimmer to win selection to the Australian national squad when he was named to the Pan Pacific Championship Team in 1997 after placing third in the 400-meter freestyle at the National Open Championships in Adelaide.
Thorpe lowered his world record times in the 200- and 400-meter freestyles in May at the Australian national championships.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /olympics/news/2000/06/22/thorpe_bio   (328 words)

 BBC SPORT | Commonwealth Games | Swimming star Thorpe misses Games
Australian swimming star Ian Thorpe has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games after failing to recover from bronchitis and a chest infection.
Thorpe won four gold medals at the 1998 Commonwealths in Kuala Lumpur then a record six at Manchester in 2002.
Thorpe has been suffering from his illness for the past month but was unable to take any drugs that could have cleared up the problem because the medication is on the banned list.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/commonwealth_games/4735080.stm   (272 words)

 So Natural Foods Australia : Food For Your Future > Ian Thorpe
In January 2004, Freedom Nutritional Products and Ian Thorpe became partners in two exciting food and beverage joint ventures.
Ian Thorpe is Australia's most successful Olympic athlete.
Ian is committed to delivering and encouraging better nutrition.
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 Ian Thorpe
Ian Thorpe, also known as the Thorpedo, has become one of the greatest swimmers ever.
Only 24 years old, Ian Thorpe has already broken 22 world records.
Despite his youth, Ian Thorpe already knows how to handle fame and adulation with admirable style.
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