There are always questions about who is a better between two swimmers, and extra difficult when they have different stroke specialties.
Here we compare two swimmers, Ian Thorpe and Michael Phelps. The ratings are based on a number of factors, rated by you the website visitor (see how the winners are calculated). To add your own rating, see the list for Thorpe and Phelps, and for Swimming.
the Phelps v Thorpe Swimmers Battle
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- sports head 2 head battles
- Michael Phelp's autobiography Michael Phelps: Beneath the Surface
- Athlete profiles for Phelps and Thorpe
- Phelps is awesome and seen as all time better than anyone. (from Bharat Soni, Apr 2013)
- I love seeing swimming ian thorpe. he is best no doubt. and phelps is also a champ and phenomena but the swimming beauty that remains thorpedo that is only ian not any another person. (from meskat, Mar 2013)
- Just from my research assignment Ian is way more better! (from jenna, Mar 2013)
- Of course Micheal- he has got so universal skills that makes him the best ever. Ian was good only in one swimming style, but very good. So I pick Phelps. (from Radek, Jan 2013)
- Ian thorpe is better. Easily (from Jake, Sept 2012)
- This shows Thorpe was the better swimmer clearly. It's just Phelps definitely has more natural talent because Thorpe is taller, has bigger hands, bigger feet and the majority of those statistics are better ^^ it's just clear that Phelps has more and better natural talent. Also this doesnt go into detail about the underwater technique Phelps uses which would destroy Thorpe. (from Lee Mc Donald, Feb 2012)
- Phelps is better as he is able to achieve more records (from Jordan, July 2011)
- Well I reckon that if they would race against each other their times would be pretty much the same I reckon that thorpy is better than phelps because he's a healthier person he doesn't do drugs like phelps he's just better than phelps. just because phelps has more world records than thropy it doesn't mean that he is the best person in swimming in the world because hes not good at every single thing (Nat, Oct 2010)