Participant Story: Amie Thompson

Participant Story: Amie Thompson

Nov 29, 2022

Dual Olympian Amie Thompson will be taking on the SunSmart Busselton 100 Triathlon in 2023!

Amie Thompson announced her retirement Artistic Swimming in August 2021 after an incredible career spanning more than 10 years. Amie represented Australia at both the Rio (team) and Tokyo 2020 (duet, team and team co-captain) Olympic Games.

After stepping away from international competition, Amie needed a new challenge that would satisy her athletic and competitive nature and test her limits. She had always been interested in and inspired by triathlon because of the nature of having multiple disciplines.

“I’m a decent swimmer and runner already, so I bought a very basic bike and just decided to give it a go,” said Amie.

In her first month of training she had a few crashes and injuries, although this did not stop her determination to improve. Amie upgraded her bike and got back in the saddle.

Seeking coached support, she joined Stadium Triathlon Club and was welcomed with supportive and open arms. She began competing in smaller local events and took on her first Triathlon WA State Series race in October 2022.

“It’s been such an interesting and fun transition from Artistic Swimming to Triathlon, learning the science behind endurance sport and periodising my training,” she said.

Tackling the sport head on, Amie’s first big race will be the IM 70.3 in December and she’ll be rounding out season 2022/23 with the SunSmart Busselton 100!

“I’m most looking forward to seeing how I improve throughout the season to see how well I can push myself in the Busselton Festival of Triathlon. It’s a sport where you have to play it smart to push your limits and I love that! I’m looking forward to seeing where this sport can take me,” said Amie.

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