Ian Thorpe

Section Navigation

Ian Thorpe's wax figure revealed for the first time

Thorpey's figure is revealed on Channel 7's Sunrise!

Five time Olympic gold medal swimming champion Ian Thorpe's has been immortalised in wax and revealed on Channel 7's Sunrise. Thorpe's figure will remain on the Sunrise set until Friday 3rd August when he will take the plunge into Madame Tussauds Sydney. Ian Thorpe's figure will officially be revealed to the public on Saturday 4th August.

Thorpe is the most successful male swimmer in Australian history, having won five Olympic gold medals and eleven World Championship gold medals. He has also been named ‘World Swimmer of the Year’ and ‘Australian Swimmer of the Year’ four times each, as well as ‘Young Australian of the Year’ in 2000. Thorpe’s wax figure will tower above the rest at a giant 6ft 5in (1.95m) on his diving platform at Madame Tussauds Sydney.

You can get up close and personal with other former Olympic greats including Dawn Fraser and Cathy Freeman, as well as other sporting heros which make up some of the 70+ wax figures featured at the attraction.