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Australians Are Shouting Out Ian Thorpe's Olympic Swimming Commentary And The Comments Are So Wholesome

This warms my heart so much.

You know Ian Thorpe β€” champion swimmer, winner of five Olympic gold medals (the most won by any Australian) and an all-round legend.

Ian Thorpe celebrating his win at the 2004 Athen Games
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Well, this year he's been commentating the swimming at the Tokyo Olympic Games alongside Basil Zempilas, Leisel Jones and Nathan Templeton.

Ian Thorpe posing at a red carpet event
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Here's one of his most recent breakdowns, where he provided a fascinating analysis and recap:

Who else can't get enough of @IanThorpe's analysis πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ Let's break down another fantastic day in the pool for the @DolphinsAUS 🏊 #Tokyo2020 | #7Olympics

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Judging by everyone's reactions, it's safe to say that Australians have been loving Thorpedo's swimming commentary.

Watched the replay of Titmus about 10 times this arvo. How good is Ian Thorpe in comms? Great insight, and hearing his voice shake as it gets closer and Titmus gets over the top of Ledecky is goosebump inducing. How good is sport?! #Tokyo2020

Twitter: @mottersjames

Ian Thorpe's pre, during and post race analysis is simply outstanding. Communicates the technicalities and intricacies of swimming with such clarity and accessibility. Hasn't missed a thing.

Twitter: @Stu_McLay

Unbelievable commentary from @IanThorpe πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ I know nothing about swimming but the detail and explanation of the swimming skill is great to listen to!! #Olympics2021

Twitter: @JamesFaulkner44

Ian Thorpe was 3.5 seconds ahead of the field when he won the 200m gold in Athens. He might be even further ahead of the pack as a swimming commentator. #Olympics

Twitter: @ScottBaileyAAP

Ian Thorpe has immediately jumped into the top bracket of special comments or experts. Been absolutely brilliant.

Twitter: @Darren_Parkin

Many have pointed out his technical clarity, ability to predict winners and his enthusiasm for the sport β€” which has, in turn, fuelled their passion for watching Australians compete at the Olympics.

Ian Thorpe is as good an expert commentator as you would find anywhere, in any sport … measured, erudite & knowledgeable … truly outstanding πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ. πŸ‘ #Tokyo2020

Twitter: @MitchellGlenn

Basil: β€œIt’s neck-and-neck, impossible to say who’ll win from here, with 100m to swim!” Ian Thorpe:

Twitter: @Evan_M_G

The way @IanThorpe talks about elite swimmers is like he is walking us through the fine wines of the world and I bloody love it! 🍷 #Tokyo2020 #TokyoOlympics #Thorpie

Twitter: @pjhelliar

Me: [half way through watching an #OlympicGames swimming event] Ian Thorpe:

Twitter: @stuartfaz

While others suggested some side hustles for Ian, which I am absolutely here for.

Please get Ian Thorpe to record some sleep stories on the Calm app

Twitter: @HannahD15

Ian Thorpe could explain cooking toast to me and I’d be mesmerised. The bloke is a genius. #Tokyo2020

Twitter: @TimYeatman

Ian Thorpe’s voice is so calming. I want him to feed me positive affirmations while I sleep in a room where he watches me

Twitter: @coac_w

Honestly though, all these wholesome comments towards Ian Thorpe have warmed my heart. He was a legend then and he's a legend now. πŸ’–