Ian Thorpe Admits He Is a Gay
Legendary Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe, who is considered as the source of inspiration and motivation behind the most decorated Olympian of All Time Michael Phelps has revealed in an interview that he is a gay. Thorpe has agreed to the claims which he denied in his memoir “This Is Me” in a sit down interview which will be broadcasted on Sunday.
Thorpe has represented Australia in swimming since a very early age and he is a two time Olympian and has won nine Olympic medals before announcing his retirement when he was 24 years old. Thorpe, 31 is currently undergoing treatment for depression and alcohol abuse.
Thorpe tried to make a comeback for the 2012 London Olympics but unfortunately he failed to qualify for the extravaganza in the Australian trials. After his interview with British presenter Michael Parkinson, many famous personalities including NBA star Jason Collins took the twitter route to support Thorpe.
It is believed that Thorpe’s revelation will inspire millions of Aussie children who are facing some problems with their sexuality and will save more lives. National Director for Australian Marriage Equality, Rodney Croome said that there are thousands of people in Australia facing the problems will now come out to terms with the sexuality after being inspired by Thorpe. The laws in Australia deny homosexuality so there are possibilities for Thorpe to be treated as a second class citizen. But in the hearts of the people across the world, Thorpe will still remain a great swimmer as well as a great Olympian.