Swimming Head to Head Battle

In a physical face off between two giants of world swimming - who do you think would win? Here is a comparison based on the phyical attributes of these two swimmers. This is our old comparison method - check out our sports comparison of Thorpe and Phelps using our unique rating system.

Ian Thorpe   Michael Phelps
Ian James Thorpe name Michael Phelps
turns 28 years in 2010
(born 13 Oct 1982)
age turns 25 years in 2010
(born June 30, 1985)
195 cm / 6'5" height 6 ft. 3in. / 193 cm
104 kg / 229 lbs weight 88 kg / 165 lbs
17 shoe size 14
195 cm arm span 200 cm
13 World Records (some reports as high as 21 records?) World Records set 37 world records (29 individual, 8 relay) as of 2 August 2009
9 total
(5 x gold, 3 x silver, 1 x bronze)
Olympic Medals 12 total
(14 x gold, 2 x bronze)
Australian nationality American

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