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Ian Thorpe reveals he was hunted by a gun-toting stalker

Ian Thorpe will reveal how he was hounded by harmful stalkers his upcoming look on Channel 7’s This Is Your Life. 

Set to air Sunday, the particular will delve into the swimmer’s scary experiences with obsessed followers in the course of the early days of his Olympic career.

‘I had stalkers, there was one with a gun,’ the 39-year-old tells the present’s host, Melissa Doyle, as reported in The Herald Sun on Saturday. 

Ian Thorpe will reveal how he was hounded by harmful stalkers his upcoming look on Channel 7’s This Is Your Life. Pictured alongside the present’s host Melissa Doyle 

‘I needed to have safety at my home. Things sort of modified and I was not prepared for that and I do not assume anybody of their early twenties could possibly be.’

Ian added that he was educated on tips on how to safely keep away from harmful stalkers by the police. 

‘I needed to be taught from the police how to have the ability to drive a car to have the ability to get previous a stalker or somebody following me, legally’ he says. 

'I had stalkers, there was one with a gun,' the 39-year-old said. 'I had to have security at my house. Things kind of changed and I was not ready for that and I don't think anyone in their early twenties could be'. Pictured in 2012

‘I had stalkers, there was one with a gun,’ the 39-year-old mentioned. ‘I needed to have safety at my home. Things sort of modified and I was not prepared for that and I do not assume anybody of their early twenties could possibly be’. Pictured in 2012

‘What I needed to do was be capable to practice, be capable to race and the opposite things that come together with it, I wasn’t ready for that.’   

The wild, extraordinary and at instances headline-grabbing lifetime of the swimming famous person will obtain the Big Red Book therapy as a part of Seven’s bold re-boot of This Is Your Life.

World swim greats from previous and current had been flown in from across the globe to participate within the taping final month. 

Ian added that he had to be trained how to safely avoid dangerous stalkers by the police. 'I had to learn from the police how to be able to drive a car to be able to get past a stalker or someone following me, legally' he says. Thorpe is pictured winning gold in the 200m freestyle in Athens

Ian added that he needed to be educated tips on how to safely keep away from harmful stalkers by the police. ‘I needed to be taught from the police how to have the ability to drive a car to have the ability to get previous a stalker or somebody following me, legally’ he says. Thorpe is pictured profitable gold within the 200m freestyle in Athens

Several different key figures from the retired legend’s previous are additionally tipped to seem together with childhood coach Tracey Menzies, relay gold medal profitable teammate Michael Klim and long-time pool rival Pieter Van Den Hoogenband.

Grant Hackett, who lengthy performed second fiddle to Thorpe within the pool putting second behind him over the 200m and 400m distance freestyle occasions, can be anticipated to attend.

Thorpe’s performances within the pool are his most celebrated, fewer extra so than his epic victory within the 400m freestyle closing on the Sydney Olympics aged simply 17.

'What I wanted to do was be able to train, be able to race and the other things that come along with it, I wasn’t prepared for that,' he added. An Olympic debutante in Sydney 2000, Thorpe would score instant worldwide fame

‘What I needed to do was be capable to practice, be capable to race and the opposite things that come together with it, I wasn’t ready for that,’ he added. An Olympic debutante in Sydney 2000, Thorpe would rating immediate worldwide fame

A year later he shocked the world once more on the 2001 World Championships in Japan  when, at 18, he upset in-form Dutchman Pieter Van Den Hoogenband within the 200m freestyle with a blistering time of 1.44.06, reducing his personal world file by 0.63s.

That world mark stood for six years earlier than the following swim king Michael Phelps lowered it on the 2007 World Championships. 

Thorpe additionally earned approval for his anchor-leg prowess in relays, famously over-taking the US within the closing strokes to win the 4x100m freestyle relay earlier than a euphoric house crowd in Sydney 2000.

The wild, extraordinary and at times headline-grabbing life of the swimming superstar will receive the Big Red Book treatment as part of Seven's ambitious re-boot of This Is Your Life. Four years after his Olympic debut, Thorpe returned for the Athens trials in Sydney

The wild, extraordinary and at instances headline-grabbing lifetime of the swimming famous person will obtain the Big Red Book therapy as a part of Seven’s bold re-boot of This Is Your Life. Four years after his Olympic debut, Thorpe returned for the Athens trials in Sydney

That victory turned the stuff of Olympic legend for Australia after the Americans had earlier joked they might ‘smash’ Australia like guitars within the race.

Thorpe would abruptly retire in 2006 aged simply 24, citing a lack of motivation for the game.

However he made a high-profile comeback in 2011 however fell simply in need of qualifying for the London 2012 Olympics in the course of the Australian trials.

Thorpe’s upcoming look on This Is Your Life is a coup for Seven, which introduced in April it was bringing back the sentimental TV basic which first aired in 1975 with the late Mike Willesee as host.

Thorpe would suddenly retire in 2006 aged just 24, citing a lack of motivation for the sport. He is pictured with long-time friend and adversary Grant Hackett after winning gold and silver respectively in Athens 2000

Thorpe would abruptly retire in 2006 aged simply 24, citing a lack of motivation for the game. He is pictured with long-time friend and adversary Grant Hackett after profitable gold and silver respectively in Athens 2000

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