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Ian Thorpe

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Birthday
13, 1982
Birthplace
Sydney, Australia
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
13, 1982 (age 36)
Birthplace
Sydney, Australia

About

Named swimmer of the year four times, he is recognized as one of the most popular Australian athletes of all time and won 2 Olympic gold medals.

Before Fame

He didn't swim until unusually late for a professional swimmer because of an allergy to chlorine.

Trivia

After a brief hiatus from swimming, it was announced that he would be competing for Australia in the 2012 London Olympic games.

Family Life

His father Ken was a former pro cricket player and his mother Margaret was a school teacher.

Associated With

While Michael Phelps is a celebrity swimmer in the US, in Australia Thorpe is a legend in his own right.