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Interview: Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe on getting back in the pool

Ian Thorpe took a break to work on his autobiography, his hobbies and himself. Picture: Getty

Ian Thorpe took a break to work on his autobiography, his hobbies and himself. Picture: Getty

  • by Lee Randall
 

THEY called him the Thorpedo, this youngster barely old enough to shave, who streamed through the water like a fish strapped to a booster rocket, becoming, at 14, the youngest male swimmer ever to represent Australia and the youngest ever individual male World Champion.

 

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