Ian Thorpe retired from competitive swimming.
It is hardly ladylike behaviour to bring up objectification in such a sporadic and hurried manner, but I feel I must pay timely tribute.
Ian Thorpe, you with the tectonic plates for feet and the Heath Ledger smile and, OH WAIT, the three million megawatts of talent, you will be missed. As you’re only 23, I hope to see you again very soon doing something cool. Like singing opera. Or taking up mountain biking. Or going to college.
'til later, hopefully.