29th March 2018
The sponsorship will enable 19 year old Thomson to have costly equipment including a new boat, as he has outgrown his previous one, paddles and training kit. It will also cover attendance at essential training camps, with his sights set on success at Tokyo 2020 and the subsequent 2024 Olympics, where he will have a chance to compete as a senior team member.
Hoping to follow in the footsteps of Team GB’s Liam Heath, who won gold and silver medals at Rio 2016, Thomson has excelled over the past twelve months, having been selected to train with the senior team, which includes Heath and his partner Jonathan Schofield with whom he won a silver medal in the Men’s K2 200m event.
Thomson plans to compete in the K4 500m event, which replaces the K2 200m at the next Olympics, alongside medallist Jonathan Schofield, following the team’s current training and preparation programme taking place at a camp in Turkey.
Mani Khiroya, Managing Director of Fruition Properties, comments: “Following an outstanding performance and overall second place ranking for Britain at Rio 2016, we are delighted to continue supporting Thomson, a promising young talent, on his journey to Tokyo 2020 and the 2024 Olympics.”