THOMAS Tristan < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 23 May 1986 in Brisbane, AUS
Height1.85 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Canberra, ACT, AUS
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education Architecture - University of Canberra: Australia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began the sport at age 13.
Why this sport? He was good at it and it helped to raise his social status.
Club / Team Sandy Bay Harriers Club: Hobart, TAS, AUS
Name of coach Craig Hilliard, Eric Hollingsworth [national]
Coach from what year? 2005 [Hilliard]
General Interest
Hobbies Playing the bass guitar. (tis.tas.gov.au, 13 Jun 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning a bronze medal at the 4x400m relay and making the semi finals of the 400m hurdles at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, Germany. (olympics.com.au, 26 Jun 2012)
Hero / Idol Australian hurdler Jana Pittman, Australian race walker Nathan Deakes, Australian long distance runner Craig Mottram. (olympics.com.au, 27 Jun 2012)
Injuries He was plagued by an Achilles' heel injury throughout the 2010 season and was eventually forced to pull out of the squad for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. He returned to racing in June 2011. (themercury.com.au, 03 Aug 2011, 07 Aug 2010)

Injuries meant he failed to qualify for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (olympics.com.au, 26 Jun 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Character is who you are in the dark." (olympics.com.au, 26 Jun 2012)
Awards and honours He was named as the Tasmanian Athlete of the Year for the fourth time in May 2012. (examiner.com.au, 27 May 2012)

He was named the 2009 Australian University Sport Athlete of the Year. (tis.tas.gov.au, 13 Jun 2012)
Famous relatives His father Damon Thomas has served as Lord Mayor of Hobart, Australia. (tis.tas.gov.au, 13 Jun 2012; themercury.com.au, 04 Jun 2012)