Kirsten Thomson

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Kirsten Thomson
Personal information
Nationality  Australia
Born (1983-09-27) 27 September 1983 (age 31)
Sydney, New South Wales
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club Sutherland Leisure Club Aquadot

Kirsten Thomson (born 27 September 1983) is an Australian middle distance freestyle swimmer who won a silver medal in the 4x200m freestyle relay at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.[1]

Coming from Sydney, New South Wales, Thomson was still attending Kirrawee High School, when under the tutelage of Doug Frost at the Sutherland club alongside Ian Thorpe when she was selected as a member of Australia's 4x200m relay team for the Sydney Games. Combining with Susie O'Neill, Giaan Rooney and Petria Thomas, the Australians led for the first 650m before being worn down by the United States.

Thomson left the Sutherland club in 2002 after long-time coach Frost was removed from the head coaching duties when Thorpe decide to switch to the coaching of Tracy Menzies, who was then one of Frost's assistants. In 2003 Thomson, swimming with the University of Sydney club returned to the international arena, competing at the 2003 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, where she collected a silver in the 4x200m freestyle relay[2] and failed to make the final of the individual event. She missed selection for the 2004 Athens Olympics.

In February 2005 Thomson appeared in Series 10, episode 2 of Australian Story[3]