Australia’s Greatest Athlete (Part 6)

12 11 2012

Career achievement

OLYMPIC MEDALS: 9.

GOLD: 5 (most ever by an Australian)

400m freestyle, 4x100m freestyle, 4x200m freestyle – 2000 Sydney Olympics.

200m freestyle, 400m freestyle – 2004 Athens Olympics.

SILVER: 3

200m freestyle, 4x100m medley – 2000 Sydney Olympics.

4x200m freestyle relay – 2004 Athens Olympics.

BRONZE: 1

100m freestyle – 2004 Athens Olympics.

OTHER MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS 

World records set: 22

(18 long course, 4 short course).

World championship medals: 13

(11 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)

Commonwealth Games medals: 11

(10 gold, 1 silver)

Youngest male selected to represent Australia: 14 (1997 Pan Pacific Championships)

At age 15, was the youngest male swimmer ever to win a world  championship (400m freestyle, 1998).

listed among People‘s Sexiest Men Alive: Awesome Aussies (2000).

Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM): 2001.

Thorpe has won eight gold medals, more than any athlete in the  Federation Internationale de Natation Amateur.

Named world swimmer of the year four times

(1998, 1999, 2001, 2002)

Retired November 21, 2006 aged 24.

Announced his return February 2, 2011 aged 28

http://sports.jrank.org/pages/4834/Thorpe-Ian-Awards-Accomplishments.html

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