THORSDOTTIR Eythora
Netherlands
NED
Title
Ms
Lastname
THORSDOTTIR
Firstname
Eythora
Gender
female
Country
Netherlands
Place of birth
Rotterdam
Year of birth
1998 (25 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Women's Artistic Gymnastics
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Occupation
Athlete, Student
Education
Performing Arts - Lucia Marthas Institute for Performing Arts: Amsterdam, NED
Family
Partner Thijs Pot
Spoken languages
Dutch, English, German, Icelandic
Club
Topsportcentrum Rotterdam: Netherlands
Coach
Jeroen Jacobs [national]
Sporting relatives
Her mother has worked as a gymnastics judge. (TheHardWayToSuccess YouTube channel, 12 Jul 2015)
International senior debut
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.
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."
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (nos.nl, 18 May 2022)
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, 09 Oct 2018, 30 Jan 2017; rtvrijnmond YouTube channel, 23 Aug 2016)
Hero / Idol
Russian artistic gymnast Aliya Mustafina, US artistic gymnasts Nastia Liukin and Aly Raisman, Dutch artistic 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 Sports Federation [NOC*NSF]. (intlgymnast.com, 22 Dec 2016)
Additional information
RETIREMENT THOUGHTS
She considered quitting the sport after the Dutch Gymnastics Federation [KNGU] parted ways with her then coach Patrick Kiens in late 2020. Kiens was not able to accompany her to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. "That period was very difficult for me. It was not my choice that I no longer train with Patrick. I had doubts for a long time, I thought that it may be time to end my career. Then suddenly the fire was there again. I went to Disneyland for a few days. Then the following Monday I started training again. And on that Monday a switch was turned on, the feeling was suddenly there. It was a moment I had been waiting for for a long time." (nos.nl, 18 May 2022; volkskrant.nl, 29 Apr 2022; ad.nl, 08 Dec 2020)

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 : 2024-04-25

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

2023 - 52nd FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships ANTWERP (BEL)

All-Around
Rank Final
6
Score Final
54.098 
Rank Qualif.
24
Score Qualif.
52.199 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
31
Score Qualif.
13.266
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
70
Score Qualif.
12.133
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
31
Score Qualif.
12.900
Team
Rank Final
7
Score Final
159.563
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
161.197

2022 - 51st FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships LIVERPOOL (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
27
Score Qualif.
51.765 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
21
Score Qualif.
13.833
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
68
Score Qualif.
11.666
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
66
Score Qualif.
12.466
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
159.396

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 Cup

2024 - FIG Apparatus World Cup 2024 - Qualifying OG 2024 CAIRO (EGY)

Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
24
Score Qualif.
12.366
Balance Beam
Rank Final
6
Score Final
12.600
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
13.200

2023 - FIG Apparatus World Cup 2023 BAKU (AZE)

Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
12.733
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
6
Score Final
13.566
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
13.533
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
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