Thorpe swims to three Sydney golds

17-year-old Ian Thorpe swims to three gold medals at his home Olympics in Sydney 2000.

"Thorpedo" anchored the 4x100m freestyle where he overhauled the American team in the last few metres to delight a partisan crowd.

The Australian won individual gold in the 400m freestyle and was part of the victorious 4x200m freestyle team. He also took silver in the individual 200m freestyle and the 4x100m medley relay.

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