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18 November 1986, Cape Town, South Africa
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.