Kathryn Thomson - Short Track Speed Skating


Discipline: Short Track Speed Skating

Distances: 500m, 1000m & 1500m

Dates competing: 5th, 7th*, 9th, 11th* & 16th

Age: 26

2nd Olympics

Instagram: @kathrynjt26

Twitter: @kathrynjt26


Kathryn Thomson has a packed schedule at Beijing 2022 as she races in the 500m, 1000m and 1500m. This will be her second Winter Olympic Games racing in all three distances.


The 26-year-old, originally a figure skater was drawn to speed skating after watching it at her local rink. She made quick progress in the sport, winning a silver medal at the 2013 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival. After the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games she was part of the team that won bronze in the mixed team relay at the 2019 World Cup.


She performed consistently throughout the four 2020-21 World Cup Olympic qualifiers, reaching a B final in the second World Cup in Nagoya, Japan.

When is Kathryn Thomson racing?

Saturday 5th Feb (UK time)

11:00-11:24 - Women’s 500m Heats

Monday 7th Feb*

11:30-13:04 - Women’s 500m quarter-finals, semi finals and finals

Wednesday 9th Feb

11:44-12:16 - Women’s 1000m heats

Friday 11th Feb*

11:00-11:16- Women’s 1000m quarter-finals

11:55-12:03 - Women’s 1000m semi-finals

12:37-12:49 - Women’s 1000m finals

Wednesday 16th Feb*

11:30-12:30 Women’s 1500m quarter and semi-finals

13:11-13:26 - Women’s 1500m finals