< back
Karine THOMAS
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC Canada   
GenderWomen
Born14 Jan 1989 in Hull, CAN
Height1.72 m
Weight 53 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
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)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Duet 179.892
4 2012 London, ENG Team 189.630
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2015 Kazan, RUS Free Routine Combination 90.367
6 2015 Kazan, RUS Duet Technical Routine 89.418
6 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Technical Routine 88.889 
7 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Free Routine 90.000
7 2015 Kazan, RUS Duet Free Routine 89.367 
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team Free Routine 88.620
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team Technical Routine 90.300
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP Free Routine Combination 90.410
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP Duet Technical Routine 90.000
4 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team Technical Routine 94.400
3 2011 Shanghai, CHN Free Routine Combination 96.150
4 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team Free Routine 95.490
4 2009 Rome, ITA Team Free Routine 69.000
4 2009 Rome, ITA Team Technical Routine 95.833
3 2009 Rome, ITA Free Routine Combination 96.167
6 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS Team Free Routine 95.167
6 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS Team Technical Routine 94.667
FINA World Trophy
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2014 Beijing, CHN Total 362.834
4 2012 Mexico City, MEX Total 374.450
5 2008 Madrid, ESP Total 380.668