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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 3,138,609 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia. Ian Thorpe is the 32nd most popular swimmer (down from 16th in 2019), the 198th most popular biography from Australia (down from 154th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Australian Swimmer.

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  • 5.70

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Among swimmers, Ian Thorpe ranks 32 out of 392Before him are Henry Taylor, Frederick Lane, Helene Madison, Kusuo Kitamura, Clarke Scholes, and Ferenc Csik. After him are George Hodgson, Max Schöne, Hilde Schrader, Albina Osipowich, Åke Borg, and Vladimir Salnikov.

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Among people born in 1982, Ian Thorpe ranks 93Before him are Kristin Kreuk, Rain, Justin Gatlin, David Nalbandian, Elena Paparizou, and Dwyane Wade. After him are Ha Seok-jin, Jenny Slate, Kevin Kurányi, Chyler Leigh, Halil Altıntop, and Pilou Asbæk.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Ian Thorpe ranks 198 out of 925Before him are John Russell (1858), Fred Schepisi (1939), Eliza Taylor (1989), David Chalmers (1966), Mike Chapman (1947), and Greg Egan (1961). After him are Betty Cuthbert (1938), David Malet Armstrong (1926), Bob Daisley (1950), Ken Kavanagh (1923), Ken McGregor (1929), and Costas Mandylor (1965).

Among SWIMMERS In Australia

Among swimmers born in Australia, Ian Thorpe ranks 2Before him are Frederick Lane (1880). After him are Fanny Durack (1889), John Devitt (1937), Shane Gould (1956), Boy Charlton (1907), Bronte Barratt (1989), Grant Hackett (1980), Brittany Elmslie (1994), Emma McKeon (1994), Petria Thomas (1975), and Stephanie Rice (1988).

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