THOMPSON Mark < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA Zambia   
Gender Men
Born 22 Aug 1990 in Nairobi, KEN
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Zambia
Occupation Student
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began the sport in Lusula, Zambia in 2005.
Why this sport? He began swimming because of his love for the water.
Club / Team Kapewas Swimming Club: Zambia
Name of coach Chisela Kanclela
Coach from which country? Zambia
Coach from what year? 2010
General Interest
Nicknames 'Ngoswe', local dialect which means mouse as he is considered quick and small. (Athlete, 08 Oct 2010)
Hobbies He plays golf and the piano. (Athlete, 08 Oct 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Make selection for the Zambian Under 19 Rugby Team and Representing Zambia in the 13th FINA World Championships. (Athlete, 08 Oct 2010)
Hero / Idol Taffy Musebwa. (Athlete, 08 Oct 2010)
Injuries He suffered a torn meniscus in 2009. (Athlete, 08 Oct 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto Hard work trumps all. (Athlete, 08 Oct 2010)
Awards and honours ZASU Presidents Award 2007. (Athlete, 08 Oct 2010)
Other sports Provincial Rugby 1st Team. (Athlete, 08 Oct 2010)
Ambitions He is looking to become a medallist at the 2011 All Africa Games and the 2014 Commonwealth Games, while also competing at the 2012 London Olympic Games. (Athlete, 08 Oct 2010)