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Biography

THOMPSON Bronwyn

Nationality Australia Flag AUS Australia
Birth Date 29/01/1978
Gender Women
Height (m / in) 1.77/5'9''
Weight (kg / lbs) 68/150
Events Inscribed   Athletics Women's Long Jump
Medals Won GOLD Medal GOLD -  Women's Long Jump

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
22 Mar
12:10
MCG Women's Long Jump
Qualifying- Group B
Australia Flag AUS  - THOMPSON Bronwyn (1) 6.71 Completed
24 Mar
19:20
MCG Women's Long Jump
Final- Final
Australia Flag AUS  - THOMPSON Bronwyn (1) 6.97 Completed

Place Of Birth Australia
Residence Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Marital Status Single
Occupation Physiotherapist/Athlete
International Debut 2000
Coach Gary Bourne
Club Southern Suburbs AC
Recent Results 1st in the Long Jump - 6.91m (Melbourne, Australia, 09-Mar-2006)
1st in the Long Jump - 6.44m(Victorian Open Athletics Championships, Melbourne, Australia, 18-Feb-2006)

1st in the Long Jump - 6.67m (84th Australian Athletics Championships, Sydney, Australia, 3-Feb-2006)
Commonwealth
Games History
Manchester 2002
6th in the Long Jump
Olympic
Games History
Athens 2004
4th in the Long Jump

Sydney 2000
16th in the Qualifying Round of the Long Jump
Injuries Just prior to the Sydney Olympics Bronwyn found out she had a tumour in her takeoff foot. After the Olympics it was removed, after it had wrapped itself around the tendon sheath in her foot. Luckily it was benign. She also bruised the heel badly in 2002, culminating in a below-par performance at Manchester. In 2003 she underwent a knee cap scraping.

In 2004, just after the Athens Olympics Bronwyn badly injured her knee in Rieti and required surgery on the posterolateral corner of her knee. This ruled her out of competition for over a year.
Other Personal Best:
Long Jump - 7.00m (Melbourne, Australia, 07-Mar-2002) Oceania Record

Season's Best:
Long Jump - 6.91m (Melbourne, Australia, 09-Mar-2006)

Bronwyn's success in the Australian National Championships is important to her in two ways. Firstly it confirms her recovery from her knee injury. Secondly it gives her an opportunity to atone for her failure in Manchester four years ago, where an injury affected campaign saw her finish 6th.

Bronwyn works full time as a paediatric physiotherapist, working with children with cerebral palsy.

While competing, Bronwyn always follows the old marriage day tradition of having something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue in her possession.

She has not eaten chocolate or ice-cream for 10 years, as an act of self-control and discipline.

Five days after the Games, Bronwyn is getting married.

Bronwyn jumped a gargantuan 6.97m, only three centremetres off her personal best, in order to win gold for Australia in the long jump and set a new Games record.

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