James Thompson (rower)

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James Thompson
Personal information
Nationality South African
Born (1986-11-18) 18 November 1986 (age 30)
Cape Town, South Africa
Sport Rowing

James Thompson (born 18 November 1986) is a South African rower. He attended school at St. Andrew's College, Grahamstown.[1] He joined the Tuks rowing club and received a Sport Sciences degree from the University of Pretoria.[1] Thompson won a gold medal in the Men's lightweight coxless four event at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[2][3]

Thompson retired as a professional rower on 4 February 2017 after competing at the Rock the Boat regatta at Roodeplaat Dam.[4]


  1. ^ a b Hpc athletes bring home 3 Olympic medals, High performance centre, University of Pretoria
  2. ^ "James Thompson Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 12 December 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "James Thompson". London 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  4. ^ de Villiers, Ockert (7 February 2017). "Thompson's got the full house, retires". iol.co.za. Retrieved 2017-02-08.