Tom Kingston will make his Olympic debut at Rio 2016 after a late call up for teammate Lewis Holland, who was forced to withdraw from the competition after he suffered a hamstring injury in the first game.
Kingston is no stranger to the green and gold uniform, first donning the national colours as a member of the Australian Schoolboys team in 2009. He represented Australia again two years later as a member of the Australian Under-20s team, winning bronze at the Junior World Championships in Italy.
The same year he took his first professional rugby union contract with the NSW Waratahs. The 25-year-old nominated scoring the first Super Rugby try of the 2011 season for NSW as a career highlight. That same year he took out the 2011 Young Waratah of the Year title.
The former NSW Waratahs and Melbourne Rebels fullback joined the national Sevens program in November 2015. After a stop-start stint in Super Rugby, the 25-year-old starred in the 2015 National Rugby Championship, playing every game for the Sydney Stars.
The Bachelor of Commerce graduate from Sydney University grew up in Hong Kong where he had his first taste of rugby sevens as a five-year-old. He is currently undertaking post-graduate study and hopes to have career in finance and law when he hangs up his rugby boots.
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Rugby - Sevens
Rugby Sevens Men
Wahroonga, NSW, Australia
- Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut
- 10th - 2015-16 Sevens World Series – London Sevens (London, United Kingdom)
- 6th - 2015-16 Sevens World Series – Paris Sevens (Paris, France)
- 7th - 2015-16 Sevens World Series – Singapore Sevens (Singapore)
- 3rd - 2015-16 Sevens World Series – Canada Sevens (Vancouver, Canada)
- Scoring 1st Super Rugby Try for NSW Waratahs 2011 (Allianz Stadium)
- Winning Shute Shield Premiership for Sydney University 2013
- Kellett School (Hong Kong, China)
- St Aloysius' College (NSW, Australia)
- Bachelor of Commerce - Sydney University (2010-2013)
Scott Bowen (2015-current)
Primary Training Base
Narrabeen Training Base (NSWIS)
- Always strap my ankles
- Favourite food
- Favourite holiday destination
- Favourite music
- Top 40
- Dream car
- Audi R8
- Personal Motto
- Winners never quit, quitters never win.
- Star Sign
- I would spend my last $10 on
- Food, probably lollies
- If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
- Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
- Ian Thorpe 2000 Olympics
- First Olympic Memory?
- Attending the Handball at the Sydney Olympics in 2000
- Most Influential person in your career/life
- Mum and Dad - gave me every opportunity in life, always encouraged me
- Why this sport?
- Love how it requires you to be good in so many different areas, allows you to achieve things with teammates