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Ian Thorpe

Ian Thorpe (born 13 October 1982 in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian swimmer. He won five gold medals at Olympic Games. He is the only swimmer who has won six gold medals in one World Championship. He is known for having large feet. At the age of 14, he became the youngest male ever to represent Australia,[1]

On 12 July 2014, Thorpe revealed he is .[2]


  1. Andrews, Malcolm (June 2000). Australia at the Olympics. Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Books. ISBN 0-7333-0884-8 .

A large baby, Thorpe weighed 4.1 kg (9.02 lb) and measured 0.59 m (1 ft 11 in) in length at birth.

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