The 17-year-old is now an official famous person. Thorpe had the hopes of the nation on his shoulders within the first evening of finals on the Olympic pool and delivered in unforgettable style. He began with gold in his pet 400m freestyle, breaking his personal world file.
Lower than an hour later, he was again within the water to anchor what is going to go down as one of many best Olympic relays of all time. The Australian group of Michael Klim, Chris Fydler, Ash Callus and Thorpe have crushed the Individuals within the 4x100m freestyle relay. The outspoken Gary Corridor Jnr regarded as if he would overhaul Thorpe within the remaining leg however the teenager discovered one thing particular to claw again the margic and surge to the wall for gold.
It was the primary time the USA had ever misplaced the occasion at an Olympic Video games they usually celebrated by enjoying air guitar; a reply to Corridor’s pre-Video games suggestion that Workforce USA would ‘smash them like guitars’ within the remaining.