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Kathryn Thomson

Great Britain

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTGBR22601199601
NOCGreat Britain
Born26 Jan 1996 in Irvine 
GenderWomen
ResidenceNottingham, ENG
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.524 17 Mar 2018 Montreal  
    1000m 1:30.308 17 Nov 2017 Seoul  
    1500m 2:23.279 12 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
European Championships
Event  
European Championships
    3000m Relay   1    
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/kat.j.thomson  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe was originally a figure skater before switching to short track. "It looked really exciting."  
Name of coachArchie Marshall [club], GBR; Paul Worth [national], GBR  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up short track at age 10 at the Magnum Leisure Centre in Irvine, Scotland.  
Club / TeamAyrshire Flyers: Saltcoats, SCO  
General Interest
General Interest
Other informationLEAVING HOME
At age 16 she moved from Kilmarnock in Scotland to live and train at the British short track base in Nottingham, England. She suffered from homesickness after making the switch. "It was a huge thing for me to move and I really struggled with being homesick. After my first year, I went home for the off-season and I was thinking that I really didn't want to go back down south. But I decided to grit my teeth and go for it. I said to myself, 'I've made a decision to move to Nottingham because I'm chasing my dream', so I stuck with it and I'm so glad that I did that." (thenational.scot, 09 Dec 2016)
 
NicknamesKat (Facebook profile, 11 Aug 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Never give up." (Athlete, 05 Nov 2018)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning silver in the 500m at the 2013 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival [EYOF] in Brasov, Romania. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2018)  
Other sportsShe represented Great Britain at the 2010 Ice Dancing International Development Seminar Camp in Berlin, Germany. (irvineherald.co.uk, 11 Mar 2010)  
Hero / IdolBritish heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2018)  
Awards and honoursShe was flag bearer for Great Britain at the closing ceremony of the 2013 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival [EYOF] in Brasov, Romania. (teamgb.com, 22 Feb 2013)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2013/2014 European Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2012/2013 European Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m7  
    2016/2017 European Championships 500m12  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall14  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m15  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1500m17  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall17  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m18  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships Overall19  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1000m23  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m24  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m25  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m25  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall30  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m31  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m41  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 3000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m8  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 2000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 Dresden 3000m Relay10  
    2016/2017 Minsk 3000m Relay11  
    2016/2017 Minsk 500m11  
    2012/2013 Dresden 3000m Relay11  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m13  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m14  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m15  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m15  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m15  
    2015/2016 Dresden 3000m Relay15  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m18  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m18  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m19  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m21  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m23  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m23  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m24  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m26  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m28  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m30  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m31  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m32  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m35  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m37  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m37  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m53  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m55  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m59  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m72  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m81