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Karine
Thomas
CanadaCanada, CAN
Female
Artistic Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
14 January 1989
Height
172 cm
Weight
53 kg
Residence
Montreal, QC, CAN
Languages
English, French
Higher education
Health Science, Science - College Auhuntsic: Montréal-la-Cluse, FRA

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport at age 10. She moved to Montreal, QC, Canada at age 14 to train with an elite club.
Why this sport?
She watched the synchronised swimming competition at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta on TV and was intrigued by the make-up and costumes involved with the sport.

International Debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Canada
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Melbourne, VIC, AUS

General Interest

Hobbies
Baking cookies, shopping, taking care of her dog, watching movies, eating out, watching the Food Network. (olympic.ca, 10 Aug 2012; synchro.ca, 16 Aug 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her father. (nationalpost.com, 06 Jun 2016)
Hero / Idol
French synchronised swimmer Virginie Dedieu. (Athlete, 17 Mar 2007)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She collects fridge magnets from the places she visits. (synchro.ca, 16 Aug 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Believe what you can and you're halfway there." (synchro.ca, 16 Aug 2016)
Famous relatives
Her parents both represented Canada in water polo. Her father Ian was due to compete at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow but was unable to compete due to the Canadian team's boycott of the Games. (cbc.ca, 11 Jul 2015)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from competitive synchronised swimming in May 2017. (fina.org, 21 Jun 2017)

OTHER STUDIES
She is studying marketing at the University of Quebec in Outaouais [UQO] in Gatineau, QC, Canada. (journallarevue.com, 02 Nov 2016; info07.com, 27 Sep 2016)

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