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Ariarne Titmus, Ian Thorpe, and Giaan Rooney To Commentate At Short Course Worlds

Recently, it was announced that Australian Olympic gold medalists Ariarne Titmus, Ian Thorpe, and Giaan Rooney would be joining the Channel 9 broadcasting team to “provide expert insight” at the 2022 Short Course World Championships on the pool deck. The meet set to take place from December 13 to 18, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia.
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Aussie Olympic Champ Ian Thorpe Says FINA Transgender-Participation Policy Is Wrong

Ian Thorpe Says FINA Transgender-Participation Policy Is Wrong. Nine-time Olympic medalist Ian Thorpe, who is widely considered the greatest Australian swimmer in history, has spoken out against FINA’s guidelines concerning transgender participation. In a recent interview published by The Guardian, Thorpe – a longtime LGBTQ advocate – indicated that he felt the world governing body’s rules for transgender eligibility were incorrect.
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Ian Thorpe on FINA’s Transgender Ban: “They’ve Actually Got It Wrong”

Australian swimming legend Ian Thorpe spoke out against FINA’s decision to ban transgender women from elite female competitions in a recent interview. Archive photo via Adidas. Australian swimming legend Ian Thorpe spoke out against FINA’s decision to ban transgender women from elite female competitions in a recent interview with...
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Ian Thorpe Produced Swimming Movie ‘Streamline’ Set For April 11 Release

The raw and masterful coming-of-age drama sees a gifted swimmer contend with trauma and toxic masculinity – can he stay in his lane? Current photo via Aim Publicity. Dive into Streamline, an emotionally rich coming-of-age-film, and a supremely impressive directorial debut from Tyson Wade Johnston, who also penned the piece. This gritty and gripping feature is produced by Australian swimming legend Ian Thorpe and stars Hollywood favourite Brit actor Jason Isaacs (The Harry Potter Franchise, Mass) is now set to wow UK audiences with its digital release on 11 April from 101 Films.
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Splashbacks 2021-March-April: Transgender Issue First Discussed; Ian Thorpe Analyzes 200 Freestyle

Splashbacks 2021-March-April: Transgender Issue First Discussed; Ian Thorpe Analyzes 200 Freestyle. As Swimming World continues its look back at 2021, one of the most popular features for the timeframe of March and April was published by intern Lucas Draper and examined being a transgender athlete in the sport of swimming. That feature remains prominent amid the recent debate regarding Lia Thomas, the University of Pennsylvania transgender athlete who is excelling for the Quakers and whose potential appearance at the NCAA Championships has sparked discussion over the fairness of racing against biological females.
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Flying Flynn Posts Short Course 100m freestyle Time of 48.05 Faster than Kyle Chalmers and Ian Thorpe

Flying Flynn’s Short Course 100m freestyle Time of 48.05 Faster than Kyle Chalmers and Ian Thorpe. Bond University Swimming’s 16-year-old Flynn Southam has eclipsed the times swum by Olympic champions Kyle Chalmers and Ian Thorpe in an impressive record breaking weekend of racing at the Queensland State Short Course Swimming Championships at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre.
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Ian Thorpe Believes His 400 Freestyle World Record Could Have Been Faster

Ian Thorpe Believes His 400 Freestyle World Record Could Have Been Faster. Ian Thorpe once revealed his biggest regret in swimming, and it is not what you would expect. Thorpe has admitted that the biggest regret in his swimming career was not swimming all out in the 400 freestyle final at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Thorpe broke the World Record in that event at 3:40.08, a time that stood until 2009 when Germany’s Paul Biedermann broke the record at the World Championships in Rome. Biedermann’s record, of course, was aided by supersuit.