Kathryn Thomson

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Kathryn Thomson
Personal information
Born (1996-01-26) 26 January 1996 (age 22)
Irvine, Scotland
CountryGreat Britain
SportShort track speed skating
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals2018

Kathryn Thomson (born 26 January 1996) is a British short track speed skater who competed in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.


Thomson was born in Irvine,[1] Scotland, and raised in Kilmarnock.[2] In 2009, she competed at the "Future Champions Trophy" in Amsterdam, Netherlands. At the time, she was training on ice twice a week.[3] Thomson and moved to Nottingham, England in 2012, in order to become a full-time athlete.[2][4] She is based at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham.[5] Thompson won a silver medal in the 500 metre event at the 2013 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival. She crashed out of her 1500 metre semi-final at the Festival.[6] At the start of the 2016-17 season, Thomson set her personal best in a World Cup event in Calgary, Canada.[4] Thomson qualified to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics in the 500, 1000 and 1500 metre events.[7]


  1. ^ "Kathryn Thomson". teamgb.com. Team GB. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Kathryn Thomson". gbshorttrack.org. GB Short Track. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  3. ^ Fullerton, Clair (27 March 2009). "Speed skating: Kathryn Thomson competes in Holland". Daily Record. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  4. ^ a b Egelstaff, Susan (9 December 2016). "Speed skating: Kathryn Thomson keen to crash Olympic party". The National. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  5. ^ Talbot-Smith, Charlie (16 February 2013). "Kathryn Thomson relishing speed skater medal battle". The Scotsman. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  6. ^ Talbot-Smith, Charlie (19 February 2013). "Speed skating: Kathryn Thomson hits new heights with silver in Romania". The Scotsman. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Five short track speed skaters selected for PyeongChang 2018". Team GB. 13 December 2017. Retrieved 27 December 2017.

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