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THORSDOTTIR Eythora
Netherlands
NED
Title
Ms
Lastname
THORSDOTTIR
Firstname
Eythora
Gender
female
Country
Netherlands
Place of birth
Rotterdam
Year of birth
1998 (23 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Women's Artistic Gymnastics
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Occupation
Athlete
Education
Performing Arts - Lucia Marthas Institute for Performing Arts, Amsterdam, NED
Spoken languages
Dutch, English, German, Icelandic
Club
SV Pax Haarlemmermeer [Hoofddorp, NED]
Coach
Gerben Wiersma [national]; Patrick Kiens [personal], NED; Daymon Montaigne-Jones [personal] (gymnasticscoaching.com, 07 Aug 2018)
Sporting relatives
Her mother has worked as a gymnastics judge. (TheHardWayToSuccess YouTube Channel, 12 Jul 2015)
International senior debut
2015 for Netherlands, European Championships in Montpellier, France (TheHardWayToSuccess YouTube Channel, 12 Jul 2015)
Injuries
She sustained a rib injury in March 2020. (intlgymnast.com, 09 Jun 2020)

A broken hand sustained in a July 2018 training session ruled her out of the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, and the 2018 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. She had an operation and resumed light training in October 2018. (thegymter.net, 01 Oct 2018; rtvalbrandswaard.com, 29 Jul 2018; insidegymnastics.com, 09 Oct 2018)

She suffered bruised ribs while training at the 2017 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada. (thegymter.net, 03 Oct 2017)

In 2013 she missed two months of training due to back pain. (TheHardWayToSuccess YouTube Channel, 12 Jul 2015)
Start sporting career
She took up the sport at age six at the GV Animo Hoogvliet club in the Netherlands. (kngu.nl, 20 Aug 2016; animohoogvliet.nl, 11 Dec 2007)
Reason for taking up the sport
"My gym teacher at school saw that I had talent for gymnastics. So she talked to my parents and there it all began." (International Gymnast, 01 Apr 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (rotterdamtopsport.nl, 01 Jan 2020)
Most memorable sporting achievement
Finishing seventh in the team competition and ninth in the individual all-around at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and winning medals on floor and beam at the 2017 European Championships in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. (insidegymnastics.com, 30 Jan 2017; rtvrijnmond YouTube Channel, 23 Aug 2016; insidegymnastics.com, 09 Oct 2018)
Hero / Idol
Russian gymnast Aliya Mustafina, US gymnasts Nastia Liukin and Alexandra Raisman, Dutch gymnast Sanne Wevers. (insidegymnastics.com, 30 Jan 2017)
Philosophy / Motto
"I do my gymnastics out of passion. Everything I do comes right from my heart. I would be very disappointed in myself if I wouldn't give it my all. I give 100% or not at all. There's no in-between." (International Gymnast, 01 Jun 2019)
Awards
She was named the 2016 Young Talent of the Year by the Dutch Olympic Committee and Dutch Sport Federation. (intlgymnast.com, 22 Dec 2016)
Additional information
General
FAMILY BACKGROUND
Both her parents were born in Iceland, and moved to the Netherlands for work. She has dual citizenship and was able to choose between competing for Iceland or the Netherlands. "I want to work hard to make it into the team. That would be easier in Iceland, but in the Netherlands it's more about pride to make the team. I train in the Netherlands, so I like to represent the Netherlands." (TheHardWayToSuccess YouTube Channel, 12 Jul 2015)

Last update : 2020-07-08

Olympic Games

2021 - Games of the XXXII Olympiad TOKYO (JPN)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
36
Score Qualif.
52.899 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
47
Score Qualif.
13.000
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
57
Score Qualif.
12.333
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
27
Score Qualif.
13.133
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
160.263

2016 - Games of the XXXI Olympiad RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA)

All-Around
Rank Final
9
Score Final
57.632 
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
57.566 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
21
Score Qualif.
14.733
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
18
Score Qualif.
14.300
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
36
Score Qualif.
13.633
Team
Rank Final
7
Score Final
172.447
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
171.929
World Championships

2019 - 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
34
Score Qualif.
52.165 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
130
Score Qualif.
11.466
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
13.333
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
31
Score Qualif.
12.966
Team
Rank Final
8
Score Final
159.427
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
162.663

2017 - 47th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships MONTREAL (CAN)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
100
Score Qualif.
25.866 
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
12.833
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
18
Score Qualif.
13.033

2015 - 46th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships GLASGOW (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
28
Score Qualif.
55.140 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
37
Score Qualif.
13.633
Balance Beam
Rank Final
8
Score Final
12.733
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
14.233
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
49
Score Qualif.
13.508
Team
Rank Final
8
Score Final
162.730
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
222.354
World / Challenge Cup

2017 - FIG EnBW DTB-Pokal Individual All-Around World Cup 2017 STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
5
Score Final
50.632 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

2015 - World Challenge Cup 2015 LJUBLJANA (SLO)

Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
12.550
Balance Beam
Rank Final
7
Score Final
12.225
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
13.300
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.125
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
13.600
Continental Championships

2019 - 8th European Individual Championships SZCZECIN (POL)

All-Around
Rank Final
11
Score Final
51.365 
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
52.232 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
13.866
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
32
Score Qualif.
11.633
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
2
Score Final
13.666
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
13.300

2017 - 7th European Individual Championships CLUJ NAPOCA (ROU)

All-Around
Rank Final
12
Score Final
51.965 
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
54.598 
Balance Beam
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.066
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
14.233
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
3
Score Final
13.700
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
13.366

2015 - 6th European Individual Championships 2015 MONTPELLIER (FRA)

All-Around
Rank Final
12
Score Final
53.798 
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
54.683 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
13.600
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
13.500
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
13.800