We lost a few good friends and many more from the big team 14 years ago today. Always humbled, appreciative and honored to work with my Tribe, sister unit, Ranger Brothers, Nightstalkers and all those that have sacrificed, volunteered and gave unselfishly that day even when we knew things wouldn’t be easy or go as planned. Lots of guys made their bones on this day, some have gone on to do even more and they remain hidden…..still giving.
Sydney, 2000: Home pool advantage. #50Days50Moments
The #Australian Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay team (L to R) Ashley Callus, Chris Fydler, Michael Klim and #IanThorpe celebrate after upsetting heavily favored USA to win Gold in a World Record time of 3 minutes 13.67 seconds. Thorp, who anchored the relay, had already set a world record in the 400m Freestyle earlier that same day. | September 16, 2000 | 📷: @albello55 /Allsport | #GettySport #Rio2016 #RoadToRio #OneTeam #Australia #Thorpedo #Swimming #🇦🇺 #AUS
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After the conclusion of the trial the following team was selected to represent Australia:
Georgia-Rose Brown (Victorian Institute of Sport)
Larrissa Miller (Victorian Institute of Sport / Waverley Gymnastics Centre)
Lauren Mitchell (Western Australian Institute of Sport)
Mary-Anne Monckton (Victorian Institute of Sport)
Kiara Munteanu (Victorian Institute of Sport)
Emma Jane Nedov (Sydney Gymnastics & Aquatic Centre)
Olivia Vivian (Western Australian Institute of Sport)
Emily Little (Western Australian Institute of Sport)
This one goes out to my team.
You girls are the strongest, most courageous and inspiring people in my world.
You have all fought your own battles to make it to where you are today and I am so beyond proud of each and everyone of you.
I feel honoured to be able to walk beside you on this journey and watch you thrive, despite the hardships you have faced. It truly is such an amazing thing to be a part of.
Love you guys xx
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