Resilient Ian Thorpe's outing a reassurance

By Fleta Page
Updated April 23 2018 - 10:45pm, first published July 14 2014 - 2:08pm

The fact Ian Thorpe became Australia’s most successful swimmer while going through the inner turmoil of concealing his homosexuality shows “impressive” resilience as an athlete, but his coming out this week was an important reassurance for other gay athletes.

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