Ian Thorpe was born on 13th of
October 1982 and has not died
Ian's name is Ian James Thorpe and his nickname is
Thorpey or thorpedo. Ian’s hobby is swimming. He
specialises in freestyle, backstroke and also
His parents names are Ken and Margret Thorpe. Ken
used to be a very good batsman but he retired at the age
of 26. Margret was a good netball player and was in the
A-grade team. His sister Christina took up swimming to
help her broken wrist.
Ian Thorpe was brung up in a sporty family. Ian followed his
sister into the water at five. Ian had a allergy of chlorine so he
had to swim with his head above the water, he swam his first
race like this and he won the race because of his size
advantage. Eventually his allergy to chlorine went away.
Ian Thorpe's interests are fashion and culture he has
sponsorship from clothing company's, another thing
that interests him is television. In 2002 he played the
lead role in the reality television show called
Undercover Angels and a show called Friends.
Ian Thorpe is famous for being a good swimmer.
Ian does a allot of freestyle.
He trains everyday in a swimming pool for a very long time.
Ian has brown hair his hairstyle is spikey at the front and flat at the back, he
has light brown skin and he sometimes grows a beard. He has brown eyes.
He is well known for his height and is 1.95m or 6ft 5in tall and has very big
feet which are size 17!! Ian dresses well at all times. Ian speaks English. Ian
likes to swim allot especially freestyle .He has allot of brands and sponsors.
Ian had a coach that he liked called Tracy Menzies. He has been all over the
world and to allot of Olympic games.
Ian Thorpe has won 36 gold medals, 6 silver and 2 bronze. He has got 13
individual long course records. He has been in a lot of championships. He
has been the world swimmer of the year 4 times! His businesses involve a
supplement brand a drink brand and the sports brand called Adidas. More
recently he has been helping raise money for research for childhood illness
and to improve living for Australian aboriginals.
Why?I choose Ian Thorpe because I like swimming and he
does swimming like me. He is famous because at such
a young age he broke lots of swimming records and
making it into the Olympics lots of times. He will stay
famous because he is so well known in Australia from
1998 to 2012, and he will continue to be famous
because of all his businesses which have been known
world wide. People love Ian in Sydney. People identify
him by thinking he is the swimming lord or a swimming
champion. People love Ian so much that they try to
find him for a autograph