How Well Do You Know Ian Thorpe

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How Well Do You Know Ian Thorpe

Australians swimmers definitely have an affinity with water just like the American swimmers. Ian Thorpe, born in Sydney, Australia and has won five gold medals at the Olympics during his swimming career. He was called Thorpey seeing as he moved like a torpedo underwater.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What designer does Thorpe serve as an ambassador?
    • A. 

      Prada

    • B. 

      Escada

    • C. 

      Armani

    • D. 

      Gucci

  • 2. 
    What is Thorpe prominent and known for in Australia?
    • A. 

      Football

    • B. 

      Designing

    • C. 

      Swimming

    • D. 

      MC

  • 3. 
    What did tope engage in after his swimming career?
    • A. 

      Music

    • B. 

      Coaching

    • C. 

      Modelling

    • D. 

      TV documentary

  • 4. 
    What was Thorpe’s success attributed to?
    • A. 

      Powerful kick

    • B. 

      Ability to accelerate

    • C. 

      Physiology suited to swimming

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Who called Thorpe ‘the greatest middle-distance swimmer of all time’?
    • A. 

      Don Talbot

    • B. 

      Michael Phelps

    • C. 

      Bob Bowman

    • D. 

      Ian Ryand

  • 6. 
    When did Thorpe announce that he would try to qualify for the 2012 Olympics?
    • A. 

      2010

    • B. 

      2011

    • C. 

      2012

    • D. 

      2009

  • 7. 
    What was his major focus at the 2012 Olympics in London? 
    • A. 

      100 meter and 200 meter freestyles

    • B. 

      50 meter freestyles

    • C. 

      100 meter freestyles

    • D. 

      400 meter freestyles

  • 8. 
    When did Thorpe withdraw from the selection trials for the 2007 world championships?
    • A. 

      2006

    • B. 

      2007

    • C. 

      2009

    • D. 

      2005

  • 9. 
    What made Thorpe withdraw from the Commonwealth Games?
    • A. 

      Ailments

    • B. 

      Depression

    • C. 

      Fights

    • D. 

      Bronchitis

  • 10. 
    Where was Thorpe born and which year?
    • A. 

      Sydney, 1982

    • B. 

      Melbourne, 1988

    • C. 

      Adelaide, 1983

    • D. 

      Osas, 1983

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