Karine Thomas

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Karine Thomas
Personal information
Nationality Canada
Born (1989-01-14) January 14, 1989 (age 33)
Hull, Quebec (now Gatineau, Quebec)
Height172 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight54 kg (119 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesSynchronized swimming
ClubSynchro Canada

Karine Thomas (born January 14, 1989) was a Canadian synchronized swimmer.

Her parents were on the national water-polo team. Her grandmother, Esther Blais-Valin, was a synchronized swimmer in the 1940s and 50s.

Career[edit]

Thomas began synchronized swimming at age ten, at thirteen she moved to Montreal to further her training.[1] She joined the national team in 2007 and competed in her first world championships that year. Thomas was a two time Olympian competing in the women's team event at the 2012 Olympic Games, finishing fourth,[2] and in the duet event at the 2016 Olympics, finishing seventh.[3] Thomas won two golds at the 2015 Pan American Games, one in the team event and one with her partner Jacqueline Simoneau in the duet.[4] In May 2017 Thomas retired from synchronized swimming, after being on the Canadian national team for ten years.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Synchro swimmer Karine Thomas aims to make waves in Rio | Metro Ottawa". metronews.ca. Archived from the original on March 13, 2018. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  2. ^ "Karine Thomas Olympic Results". sports-reference. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved May 29, 2015.
  3. ^ "Synchronized swimmers Jacqueline Simoneau, Karine Thomas named for Rio". Canadian Press. Toronto, Canada. May 18, 2016. Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "2-time Olympian Karine Thomas retires from synchronized swimming". CBC Sports. Retrieved May 26, 2017.