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Athlete Profiles / Ria Thompson

Ria Thompson
Date of Birth 03/11/1997
Coach Andrew Randell
Height 172cm
Weight 64kgs
Hometown Woodend, Victoria
Hobbies Violin
Club University of Queensland Boat Club
Previous Rowing Clubs/School Mercantile Rowing Club, Melbourne Rowing Club, Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School
Ria Thompson is a member of the Hancock Prospecting Women's National Training Centre. The 2019 World Rowing U23 Champion in the Women's Single Scull is currently studying a Doctorate of Medicine via the University of Queensland, having recently completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours. Thompson debuted for Australia in the U23 Australian Women's Double Scull in 2018, finishing fifth in the A-Final. In 2021, she was named in the Women's Quadruple Scull to contest the Final Olympic Qualification Regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland. The crew of Thompson, along with Caitlin Cronin, Harriet Hudson and Rowena Meredith qualified the boat for Tokyo after winning in Lucerne in May 2021. At the rescheduled Games the crew went on to win an Olympic bronze medal on the Sea Forest Waterway.
Career Achievements
Class Year Race Position
W4x 2021 Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Third Place
W4x 2021 Final Olympic Qualification Regatta First Place
BW1X 2019 World Rowing U23 Championships First Place