(From Canberra Times)
Triple Olympic gold medallist Jodie Henry has broken Ian Thorpe's stranglehold on swimming's top prize by winning the Australian Swimmer of the Year award in Melbourne last night.
Henry, 21, won Olympic gold in the 100m freestyle and in the 4x100 and medley relays, as well as breaking the 100m freestyle world record in Athens.
It was enough for judges to give the Queenslander the nod ahead of fellow three-time Athens gold medallist Petria Thomas and Thorpe, Australia's most successful Olympian.
Henry is only the third woman named Swimmer of the Year since the award was inaugurated in 1990, following in the footsteps of …