<h5>Emirates Dubai Rugby Sevens: HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series - Day Three</h5>
<p>DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 05: Tom Kingston of Australia is tackled by Isake Katonibau of Fiji during the Emirates Dubai Rugby Sevens - HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Cup Quarter Final at The Sevens Stadium on December 5, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.</p>
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Thomas Kingston

Thomas Kingston

Rugby - Sevens Schedule & Results

(Local) / 05:30 PM 11 Aug (Rio)
Men's Placing 7-8

12 (Won)

10 (Lost)

France

Australia


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(Local) / 02:00 PM 11 Aug (Rio)
Men's Placing 5-8

26 (Won)

21 (Lost)

Argentina

Australia


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(Local) / 06:30 PM 10 Aug (Rio)
Men's Quarter-final 4

22 (Won)

5 (Lost)

South Africa

Australia


Thomas Kingston


(Local) / 11:30 AM 10 Aug (Rio)
Men's Pool B

5 (Lost)

12 (Won)

South Africa

Australia


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Athlete Biography

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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Olympic Information

  • Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut

Recent Performances

  • 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)

Career Highlights

  • Scoring 1st Super Rugby Try for NSW Waratahs 2011 (Allianz Stadium)
  • Winning Shute Shield Premiership for Sydney University 2013

Education

  • Primary
    Kellett School (Hong Kong, China)
  • Secondary
    St Aloysius' College (NSW, Australia)
  • Tertiary
    Bachelor of Commerce - Sydney University (2010-2013)

Training

  • Coach
    Scott Bowen (2015-current)
  • Club
    Sydney University
  • Primary Training Base
    Narrabeen Training Base (NSWIS)

Q&A

Superstition/s
Always strap my ankles
Favourite food
Tacos
Favourite holiday destination
Hawaii
Favourite music
Top 40
Dream car
Audi R8
Personal Motto
Winners never quit, quitters never win.
Star Sign
Gemini
I would spend my last $10 on
Food, probably lollies
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Kayaking
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