Ian Thorpe

November 22, 2006

Five-time Olympic gold medaillist Ian Thorpe retires. At the age of 24! Thorpe was a great swimmer, but he wasn’t motivated anymore. He wants to start a new chapter.

“It’s like swimming lap after lap staring at a black line – then all of a sudden you look up” at the world around you, he has said, writes News.

The carreer of Thorpe is impressing: five Olympic gold medals, eleven world titels and thirteen world records. He was/is a superstar and was succesful in attracting sponsors. He said he doesn’t know yet what he will do, but he whatever it is, it will be good.

The specialities of Thorpe were the 200 meter and 400 meter freestyle.


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