Watch Ian Thorpe: The Swimmer

Ian Thorpe: The Swimmer, directed by Gregor Jordan, shows a very human Thorpe and charts Thorpe's return, after a four-year break, to a swimming career that delivered nine Olympic medals, five of them gold. In the documentary, the former Olympic champion also spoke about his battle with depression and addresses the rumours surrounding his sexuality.

Ian Thorpe: The Swimmer takes an unflinching look at Australia's greatest Olympic athlete during his failed comeback attempt. It's a brutally honest portrait of a sporting icon coming to terms with his own human frailty. Part sporting documentary, part character study, this is Ian Thorpe as you've never seen him before.