Ian Thorpe

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"For myself, losing is not coming second. It's getting out of the water knowing you could have done better. For myself, I have won every race I've been in."

Former and Almost-World Record Holders: The Second-Fastest Performers All-Time

The list of 2nd-fastest performers all-time includes many legendary swimmers and former records that were once thought untouchable.

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Epic Swims: Ian Thorpe Sets World Record in 200m Freestyle, Fukoka 2001

At the 2001 World Championships in Fukoka, Japan, Australian Ian Thorpe won gold and set a new world record in the 200m freestyle.

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Swimmer’s Tribute To Gennadi Touretski

Gennadi Touretski was responsible for guiding the careers of some of the greatest swimmers the sport has produced, including Alexander Popov and Michael Klim.

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Gennadi Touretski, Leggendario Allenatore Di Popov, E’ Morto A 71 Anni

Gennadi Touretski è morto a 71 anni. Nella sua lunga carriera ha allenato Alexander Popov portandolo a conquistare nove medaglie olimpiche

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Gennadi Touretski, Legendary Coach of Alexander Popov, Dies at Age 71

Reports indicate that Touretski had a stroke, and was subsequently put into a medically induced coma, but unfortunately never recovered.

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Epic Swims: Van den Hoogenband’s 47.84 100 Freestyle at the 2000 Olympics

Also known as the Flying Dutchman, Pieter van den Hoogenband earned his place among the greatest sprint freestylers of all time at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 46% Pick Men’s 200 Back As Next Super-Suited WR In Danger

Our most recent poll asked SwimSwam readers to pick between five of the tougher remaining world records from the super-suit era.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Thorpe’s Legendary Week of World Records in 2000

Twenty years ago, Australian Ian Thorpe kicked off a new millennium with three world records and a 400 free that still stacks up among the best in history.

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Men’s 200m Freestyle 2004 Athens Olympics Analysis

Ian Thorpe vs Pieter van den Hoogenband vs Michael Phelps in the 200 meter freestyle at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens…

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WATCH: Michael Phelps Wins First World Title With 200 Fly WR In Fukuoka

Relive Phelps winning his first world title at the 2001 Championships in Fukuoka, breaking the 200 fly world record for the second time in four months.

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Gare Epiche: La 4×100 Sudafricana Che Sconvolse Atene 2004

Gare epiche: La storica medaglia d’oro del Sudafrica alle Olimpiadi di Atene dl 2004 nella staffetta 4×100 metri stile libero maschili

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Epic Swims: The South African Quartet Who Shocked the 2004 Olympics

Heading into the 2004 Olympics, the men’s 4×100 free relay was a hot commodity. The United States had swept the…

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David McKeon’s Swim Clinic Raises $17,500 For Australian Bushfire Relief

McKeon was joined by the likes of Ian Thorpe, Cate and Bronte Campbell, Emily Seebohm and others as they raised money for bushfire relief.

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Michael Phelps “USOPC Non Sostiene La Salute Mentale Degli Atleti”

Michael Phelps rivela di non avere ricevuto aiuto durante il suo periodo di depressione dal Comitato Olimpico degli Stati Uniti.

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Australian Coach Paul Frost Now Facing More Than 100 Child Sex Abuse Charges

There are now more than 100 charges against Australian swim coach and MasterChef contestant Paul Frost, the son of legendary coach Doug Frost.

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