Ian Thorpe’s achievements in the water have been nothing short of phenomenal. With 9 Olympic medals, 22 world records, and 11 World Championship titles, ‘Thorpey’ is without a doubt one of Australia’s most prolific sportsmen and one of the best swimmers in history. Out of the water, Ian’s commitment to various human rights issues, including indigenous rights and human trafficking, have also earned him respect and admiration internationally. Ian has been awarded a medal of the Order of Australia, the Century Medal and the Australian Sports Medal, as well as being awarded a Human Rights Medal by the Australian Human Rights Commission for his work with Indigenous Australians.
Recently, Ian worked on a social media campaign with the Huffington Post with the likes of Michelle Obama and the Duchess of Cambridge. Ian’s article featured globally and received a huge amount of social media and main stream media coverage.