Olympics Special #1 - Ian Thorpe

The High Performance Podcast

By Jake Humphrey

Olympics Special #1 - Ian Thorpe

Wednesday, 14 July

Ian Thorpe won five Olympic gold medals, the greatest total of any Australian. As his first Olympics approached, in Sydney, he had broken 10 world records - four of them in four days at the 1999 Pan Pacific titles. On the first night of Sydney 2000 he won the 400m freestyle, breaking his own word record, then combined with his team to inflict the United States’ first defeat ever in the 4 x 100m freestyle relay, setting another world record. 

At Athens 2004, Ian won the 200m freestyle - billed as “the race of the century” - against Dutchman Pieter van den Hoogenband and American Michael Phelps.

In April 2018, Ian was awarded an Order of Merit by the Australian Olympic Committee. 

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