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James Thompson’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroSouth African rower
Is Rower
From South Africa
Type Sports
Gendermale
Birth

18 November 1986, Cape Town, South Africa

Age34 years
Star signScorpio
Stats
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 70 kg
Education
St. Andrew’s College
Sports Teams
University of Pretoria

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

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