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THOMPSON Sarah
United States of America
USA
Title
Ms
Lastname
THOMPSON
Firstname
Sarah
Gender
female
Country
United States of America
Place of birth
China
Year of birth
2004 (18 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Trampoline Gymnastics
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Club
J and J Tumbling and Trampoline Team [Pecatonica, IL, USA]
Injuries
In 2019 she underwent surgery for a torn Achilles tendon. The injury ruled her out of contention for the 2019 World Championships in Tokyo, Japan. (wrex.com, 07 Oct 2021)
Additional information
General
CHOOSING SURGERY
After tearing her Achilles tendon in 2019, she said she might have been forced to retire had she chosen to return to competition without surgery. As a result of the injury, she was ruled out of contention for the 2019 World Championships in Tokyo, Japan. "I was in warm-ups and I tore it taking off for a skill. At first I didn't realise what was happening. I just thought it was going to take a couple of months to heal. Then my mum told me that I would probably need surgery. I was devastated because I was supposed to go to Tokyo [for the world championships]. But if I let it heal without doing surgery then there is a chance I might never be able to tumble again. I love the sport so much. I've loved it ever since I was younger so I wanted to take the chance. [After the surgery] I had to work on mobility. I was definitely lacking mobility and strength. Being able to take off the way I do now [speaking in 2021], before it was not that strong." (wrex.com, 07 Oct 2021)

FUTURE PLANS
She says her experience recovering from her Achilles tear in 2019 has inspired her to pursue a career in physical therapy. "I've had a lot of it and I really care about helping people and regaining strength, just keeping people motivated when they are going through a tough time, because my physical therapist did a really great job of that for me." (wrex.com, 07 Oct 2021)

Last update : 2021-11-04

World Championships

2021 - 35th FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships BAKU (AZE)

Women Tumbling
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
29
Score Qualif.
57.200
Women Team Tumbling
Rank Final
5
Score Final
93.200
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
186.200