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Kurt Thomson

Kurt Thomson (3×3 basketball) was part of the Australian men’s wheelchair basketball team that won the inaugural gold medal at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Thomson picked up the sport in 2004 after meeting Queensland Spinning Bullets player Dion Reweti. Juggling basketball commitments with work and family life, Thomson quickly became burnt out. Leaving the game in 2005, Thomson did not return to the court until 2011 after another intervention from teammate Reweti. With a renewed energy for the game, Thomson and Rewati went on to win bronze medals at the Sunshine Coast 2013 Spinners Tournament and International Masters Games. Rejuvenated and determined to progress, Thomson aspired to make the National Wheelchair Basketball League (NWBL) in 2014. By 2021, Thomson averaged 7.78 points per game with NWBL outfit the Queensland Spinning Bullets. A scholarship holder at the Queensland Academy of Sport, Thomson was invited to attend the 2021 Australian Rollers training camp ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. Kurt works as a para legal in Brisbane.

 

Sport / Discipline

Basketball

Birth Place

Brisbane

Birth state

QLD

Date of Birth

25/06/1982

Age

42

Birmingham, 2022

Results History

GAMES SPORT / DISCIPLINE EVENT / PHASE OPPONENT PERFORMANCE RESULT MEDAL

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