Ian James Thorpe, born on October 13, 1982, is an Australian swimmer famous for his freestyle specialty as well as his backstroke and individual medley. A total of five Olympic gold medals and three gold and two silver medals, he is regarded as one of the most successful athletes in Australia. In 1998, he was the youngest male representative of Australia who battled and was able to conquer the Worth Championships in Perth, winning 400m freestyle. The same year, he also won the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur and earned four gold medals. He also participated in Australian Olympic Swim Trialsin the year 2000 as well as in Sydney Olympic. In 2004, he went to Athens and also participated the country’s Olympics.
As a swimmer, it is no surprise that swimming is Ian’s ultimate fitness regimen. He shared in one of his interviews, “Trying to swim the 100m and 200m from a sprinter’s perspective, rather than coming from a distance training regime, is like switching sports.”
Meanwhile, he also admitted that he’s a certified foodie. He even love to cook. According to him, “I always cooked with my grandma as a child and could make main meals by the time I was seven or eight.” In particular though, he consumes 3,000 calories a day. This is his required diet as an athlete.
Body Measurement (2014 – Age 31)
Height: 195 cm | 6 feet, 5Inches
Weight: 104 kg | 229 lbs
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