Ian Thorpe

1982 - Today

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Ian James Thorpe, (born 13 October 1982) is an Australian retired swimmer who specialised in freestyle, but also competed in backstroke and the individual medley. He has won five Olympic gold medals, the most won by any Australian along with fellow swimmer Emma McKeon. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ian Thorpe has received more than 2,630,411 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia. Ian Thorpe is the 16th most popular swimmer (up from 25th in 2019), the 154th most popular biography from Australia (down from 140th in 2019) and the most popular Australian Swimmer.

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Among swimmers, Ian Thorpe ranks 16 out of 392Before him are Ann Curtis, Roland Matthes, Rie Mastenbroek, Ethelda Bleibtrey, Erich Rademacher, and Kornelia Ender. After him are Charles Daniels, Marie Braun, Yoshiyuki Tsuruta, Galina Prozumenshchikova, Alexander Popov, and Greta Andersen.

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Among people born in 1982, Ian Thorpe ranks 57Before him are Kenenisa Bekele, Darijo Srna, Maarten Stekelenburg, Levon Aronian, Mark Salling, and Anna Paquin. After him are Natalia Vodianova, Eduardo Saverin, Kevin Kurányi, Matt Smith, Emina Jahović, and Asafa Powell.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Ian Thorpe ranks 154 out of 790Before him are Gough Whitlam (1916), Ben Mendelsohn (1969), Edmund Barton (1849), Mia Wasikowska (1989), Malcolm Turnbull (1954), and Daniel Ricciardo (1989). After him are John Seale (1942), John Russell (1858), Betty Cuthbert (1938), Tony Roche (1945), Rebel Wilson (1980), and Phoebe Tonkin (1989).

Among SWIMMERS In Australia

Among swimmers born in Australia, Ian Thorpe ranks 1After him are Frederick Lane (1880), Fanny Durack (1889), John Devitt (1937), Shane Gould (1956), Grant Hackett (1980), Bronte Barratt (1989), Brittany Elmslie (1994), Eamon Sullivan (1985), Kieren Perkins (1973), Stephanie Rice (1988), and Petria Thomas (1975).

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