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Achievements of Ian Thorpe
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October 13 1982 – Birth of Ian Thorpe
July 1998 - At the age of 15 Ian Thorpe was the youngest male gold medal list to win a 400 metre race in the Perth World Championships.
July 2000 – At the age of 17 Thorpe Had won three and gold medals and two silvers at the Sydney Olympic Games.
August 2003 – By now Thorpe had won the swimmer of the year for the past 3 consecutive years and was the only person to do so.
August 2004 - He won another two gold medals, one silver and one bronze at the 2004 summer Olympics in Athens making him the most successful Australian swimmer at the Olympics.
September 2004 – Ian Thorpe took a year off competitive swimming, planning to compete In 2008.
November 2006 - A serious injury caused by a gym incident had led Thorpe to announce his retirement.
August 2007 - The “Ian Thorpe aquatic and fitness centre” had opened.
February 2011 – Ian Thorpe came out with an announcement during a press conference that he aims to compete in the 2012 London Olympic Games.
August 2012 – Ian Thorpe had failed the London summer Olympics and had still wanted to qualify in the 2013 world championships in Barcelona, 2014 Commonwealth games in Glasgow,
Late 2012 - Announced his final retirement due to his shoulder becoming in a worse condition if he continued to swim.
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