Revue de presse
'Austrian swimming great Ian Thorpe has revealed he battled with "crippling depression" throughout his career. In his autobiography, the five-time Olympic gold medallist says the illness was so bad at times he thought of suicide' BBC Sport, 13/10
'Australian swimming legend Ian Thorpe has revealed that he has suffered with "crippling depression" throughout his career. In excerpts from a forthcoming autobiography, the five-time Olympic gold medal winner has revealed… that he tuned to alcohol in an attempt to deal with the thoughts in his head. "It was the only way I could get to sleep," he writes in This Is Me: The Autobiography' Sunday Times 14/10
'Ian Thorpe, the Australian swimmer, has spent much of his life fighting crippling depression and has, at times, considered suicide… he admits in his new book. The five-times Olympic gold medal-winner… confesses in This is Me: The Autobiography' The Times 13/10
'In an extract from Thorpe's forthcoming book, This Is Me: The Autobiography, published in Australian media on Saturday he said he had never spoken openly about his mental condition to friends or family' Guardian, 13/10
'In excerpts from an upcoming biography, the five-time Olympic champion has revealed that the illness was so bad at times he thought of suicide…the worst times he turned to alcohol… "It was the only way I could get to sleep," revealed Thorpe in an extract from his upcoming book This Is Me: The Autobiography' Telegraph 13/10
Biographie de l'auteur
Ian Thorpe is a world-famous freestyle swimmer. At the age of 14, he became the youngest male swimmer ever to represent Australia and the youngest ever individual male World Champion. He has won nine Olympic medals (five gold) and eleven World Championship golds.