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13 Reasons Ian Thorpe Wins The Gold Medal Of Our Hearts

Thorpie might not love to rap, but he sure can freestyle.

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Ian Thorpe is 33 today, and we think that deserves some celebrating.

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Here's Ian, a true-blue Aussie icon, handsome AF, standing in front of some bridge, I guess.


2. He's a true-blue Aussie legend.

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Gold medals not enough for you? Thorpie was also awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia. And what a tall order it is.

3. He's also known as the Thorpedo...

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...don't be filthy, it's because he swims incredibly fast. Like a glistening human rocket just shootin' through that water.


13. Thorpie's armspan is like 190cm. THAT'S ALMOST TWO METRES LONG. A hug from Thorpie would be like a hug from 10,000 angels.

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