Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson is one of Trinidad and Tobago’s most successful sprinters – a three time Olympic medallist, World Championship medallist and six-time national champion. He came to national prominence in 2008 when he clocked 9.89 to win the Olympic silver medal in the Men’s 100m Final in Beijing, in his first ever appearance at an Olympic Games. He later anchored Trinidad and Tobago’s Men’s 4 x 100m relay team to an Olympic silver medal..

The 2008 U.S. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year would next make his mark in 2009 at the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Championships in Berlin, Germany. He again anchored the team in the 4 x 100m relay to claim a silver medal at the meet.

Richard would add another Olympic medal to his tally with a silver medal in the Men’s 4 x 100m final at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Richard is also the recipient of the Chaconia Medal (Gold) and was the First Citizens Sports Foundation Sportsman of the Year in 2008.

In 2016, he has hosted a series of camps for young athletes, including a camp for youngsters between the ages of 8-12 in partnership with Atlantic.