Throughout his career, Ian did achieve major milestones and even won a total of nine medals. He began his swimming career at a young age of 14 when he won the 1988- 400 meters freestyle Olympic hosted in Perth. The Australian government went ahead and recognized his hard work and determination and awarding him a title of “Young Australian of the year” in 2000.
Net Worth Plus Body Features, Height.
He has an accumulated net worth of $2 million dollars which he has been greatly spending. He did purchase in 2018 a property worth a total of $2.75 million in the Sydney suburbs.
The swimmer stands at a height measurement recorded at 6 feet and 5 inches, which is quoted to be equivalent to 1.96 meters and weighs 86 Kgs. His feet, moreover, is of size 17.
Openly Gay and Who Is Partner?
In an interview conducted over the interview in 2012, the retired swimmer accepted that he was indeed gay. This was after he quashed the rumors that went on earlier of him being associated as gay. His main reason for delaying to accept that he is actually gay as his privacy concerns were the way the gay sportsmen were handled and deemed as a taboo.
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From the 16th age, Ian was already gay and did struggle with the fact that he was actually gay and hiding it in the dark just for his swimming career not to be squandered. This is evident as he was severally involved in drinking a lot and going through a lot of depression, all because of his gay sexuality.
Ryan Channing, who is his boyfriend and also a model and an Australian entrepreneur, lives with him together happily even after undergoing such mental trauma. An adoption plan for a baby has been in course by the duo via Surrogacy in Los Angeles.
Bio, Family, Career, and Mentoring
13th October 1982 is the date Ian James Thorpe was brought into this world. He was born in Sydney, Australia. His family is greatly gifted in sporting activities. For instance, his sister is also a swimmer and Ken, his father, is a professional cricket player. On the other end, his mother is a teacher. His sister usually got involved in swimming competitions and having watched her for a while, he got fed up. This was the time he began his swimming training; though he had issues with chlorine allergies in water which he managed to control. As a result of her determination, he managed to gain entry into the Australian Men’s swimming team.
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He did deliver in major tournaments for his country as expected. Not only was he recognized by the whole swimming fraternity in the world as a swimmer in 2003, for 4 times, he did also win 11 World Championship titles and also grabbing 9 Olympic medals.
As a return to society, she began to mentor young upcoming talents. Kyle Chalmers who won the 2016 freestyle championship is one of the greatly mentored athletes by him.