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Though he broke the world record in the 200-meter freestyle in preliminary heats, he placed second to Dutch swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband in the final.Thorpe returned the following night with a victory in the 4-by-200-meter freestyle relay.Ironically, Ian was allergic to chlorine when he was young.He later started swimming with his head out of the water, which eliminated the allergic reaction.Turner could have faced up to 14 years in prison for his actions, but the judge was lenient. Two letters were published during the trial - one from the victim, another from Turner’s father.In the victim’s powerful letter, she outlines how the assault ravaged her, completely upending her life from the inside out.
In a series of missteps, illness and injury, he finally felt compelled to announce his retirement in November 2006.
Initially allergic to chlorine, Ian Thorpe overcame this to compete hard and win international honors in swimming by age 14.
He went on to win 11 world championships and dominate the 20 Summer Olympic Games.
Ian James Thorpe was born on October 13, 1982, and grew up in Milperra, a suburb of Sydney, Australia.
Both mother, Margaret, and father, Ken, were active in sports and encouraged Ian and his older sister, Christina, to pursue their interest in swimming.