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Trivia Quiz - Ian Thorpe - Australia's Most Successful Olympian


Ian Thorpe's story both in and out of the pool has created interest since he burst on to the swimming scene as a raw teenager. Test your knowledge of this sporting great.

Quiz Number: 5270
Date Submitted: February 15, 2014
Quiz Categories: Sports, Olympic Sports
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 49.1 percent
Times Taken: 35 times
Taken by Registered Users: 2

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1. Ian Thorpe has a number of nicknames. Which of the following is not one of them?
  A.   Thorpey
  B.   Thorpedo
  C.   The Great White Shark
  D.   Flipper

2. At what age did Ian Thorpe first represent Australia as a swimmer?
  A.   13
  B.   14
  C.   15
  D.   16

3. Ian Thorpe's amazing kick has been attributed as a big part of his success. What size feet does he have?
  A.   15
  B.   16
  C.   17
  D.   20

4. In what event did Ian Thorpe win gold at two successive Olympics?
  A.   200m freestyle
  B.   400m freestyle
  C.   800m freestyle
  D.   200m relay

5. What Olympic Games were Ian Thorpe's most successful?
  A.   Atlanta
  B.   Sydney
  C.   Athens
  D.   Beijing

6. How many Olympic gold medals did Ian Thorpe win in his career?
  A.   5
  B.   6
  C.   7
  D.   9

7. Who was the international swimmer who beat Ian Thorpe in the 200m final at the 2000 Olympics?
  A.   Ryk Meethling
  B.   Grant Hackett
  C.   Gary Hall Jr
  D.   Pieter van den Hoogenband

8. Ian Thorpe has gained many awards for his swimming success. Which of the following is not one of them?
  A.   Order of Australia Medal
  B.   Australian of the Year
  C.   Young Australian of the Year
  D.   A B C Sportsperson of the Year

9. Ian Thorpe has established a philanthropic organization designed to help young people with what name?
  A.   Ian Thorpe's Foundation for Youth
  B.   Thorpey's Youth in Need
  C.   Ian Thorpe's Youth Off the Streets
  D.   Ian Thorpe's Success at School Program

10. Ian Thorpe has recounted life after swimming has had its challenges involving his battle with what?
  A.   marijuana
  B.   cocaine
  C.   sleeping tablets
  D.   alcohol


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