Tristan Thomas at the 2012 Summer Olympics
|Born||23 May 1986|
|Height||185 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||70 kg (150 lb)|
|Event(s)||400 m hurdles|
Currently coached by Craig Hilliard at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, Thomas has set personal bests over a diverse range of distances and has been nationally ranked over 200 metres, 400 metres, 800 metres and 400m Hurdles in various athletics season in Australia. Thomas is a four time National Champion of the 400 metres hurdles. He is the second best Australian of all time in this event and he is the Tasmanian holder. Thomas had displayed his ability whilst in school, winning an unprecedented four gold medals in the above events at the 2003 Australian All Schools Championships. He was selected to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London in the 400 metres hurdles. He finished 4th in heat four with a time of 49.13. This qualified him for the semifinals. He finished 7th in semifinal two with a time of 50.55. This did not qualify him for the next stage and this was the end of Thomas's competition. He has also competed in three World Championships (2009, 2011 and 2013). He won bronze in 2009 in the 4 x 400 metres relay. Thomas competed in the 2006 Commonwealth Games but missed the 2010 competition due to injury. He was selected for the 2014 games but withdrew due to injury.
For primary school Tristan Thomas attended Corpus Christi in Hobart, Tasmania. For high school Thomas attended St Virgils also in Hobart. Thomas achieved a Bachelor of Engineering and Commerce at the Australian National University.
|100m||10.87||Canberra, Australia||1 November 2011|
|200m||21.32||Melbourne, Australia||14 March 2008|
|400m||45.86||Canberra, Australia||20 January 2009|
|800m||1:47.83||Melbourne, Australia||11 December 2008|
|400m Hurdles||48.68||Osaka, Japan||9 May 2009|
|Year||400 metres||400m Hurdles|
|2004||Commonwealth Youth Games||Bendigo, Australia||1st||400 m|
|2006||Commonwealth Games||Melbourne, Australia||11th (sf)||400 m hurdles||50.56|
|World Cup||Athens, Greece||7th||400 m hurdles|
|8th||4 × 400 m relay|
|2009||Universiade||Belgrade, Serbia||1st||400 m hurdles||48.75|
|1st||4 × 400 m relay||3:03.67|
|World Championships||Berlin, Germany||14th (sf)||400 m hurdles||49.76|
|3rd||4 × 400 m relay||3:00.90|
|2011||World Championships||Daegu, South Korea||10th (h)||4 × 400 m relay||3:01.56|
|2012||Summer Olympics||London, United Kingdom||21st (sf)||400 m hurdles||50.55|
|2013||World Championships||Moscow, Russia||18th (sf)||400 m hurdles||49.91|
|8th||4 × 400 m relay||3:02.26|
- "Tristan Thomas". london2012.olympics.com.au. Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
- Athletics Australia profile – Tristan Thomas Archived 25 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine
- Tristan Thomas – Australia's best ever combination 400m Hurdler Archived 6 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine
- Rise of the Rangas. Inside Athletics (April 2009 edition) . Retrieved 7 October 2009.
- London 2012 - Tristan Thomas
- "12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics - Berlin - 4x400 Metres Relay MEN Final RESULTS" (PDF). 23 August 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 June 2012. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
- Three more Tasmanian athletes selected for Australian Commonwealth Games team | The Mercury
- Shaw, Rob (18 June 2014). "Thomas pulls out of Games". The Examiner. Retrieved 26 July 2014.