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  • Ian Thorpe Makes Olympic Debut Setting World Record | Video

    Ian Thorpe Makes Olympic Debut Setting World Record

    At only 17 years of age, Ian Thorpe makes his Olympic debut receiving the 400m free gold medal in world record time (3:40.59). Thorpe leads from start to finish, smashing his own world record to claim Australia's first medal at these Games. Rosolino of Italy and Keller of USA, receive the silver and bronze medal respectively. Swimming 400m Freestyle Men's Final - World Record (3:40.59) - Sidney 2000 Summer Olympics - Ian Thorpe (AUS), Massimiliano Rosolino (ITA), Klete Keller (USA)
  • Australia takes on the undefeated USA - Men’s 4x100m Relay | Video

    Australia takes on the undefeated USA - Men’s 4x100m Relay

    The 4x100 meters freestyle relay is traditionally one of the most expected events in Olympic swimming. The final in Sydney 2000 took that even further.   Side by side, in lanes 4 and 5, teams USA and Australia as the strongest contenders for the Gold medal. The USA had Gary Hall to finish the relay; Australia had Ian Thorpe as its final swimmer. And an arena packed with Australian supporters.   And that wouldn’t be the only dispute to look at. Sweden in lane 1, Brazil in lane 2, Germany in lane 3 and Russia in lane 7 all wanted the bronze medal.  
  • Australia takes on the undefeated USA - Men’s 4x100m Relay | Video

    Australia takes on the undefeated USA - Men’s 4x100m Relay

    The 4x100 meters freestyle relay is traditionally one of the most expected events in Olympic swimming. The final in Sydney 2000 took that even further.   Side by side, in lanes 4 and 5, teams USA and Australia as the strongest contenders for the Gold medal. The USA had Gary Hall to finish the relay; Australia had Ian Thorpe as its final swimmer. And an arena packed with Australian supporters.   And that wouldn’t be the only dispute to look at. Sweden in lane 1, Brazil in lane 2, Germany in lane 3 and Russia in lane 7 all wanted the bronze medal.  
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