Richard Thompson

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Richard "Torpedo" Thompson (born 7 June 1985) is a sprinter from Trinidad and Tobago who specializes in the 100 metres. His personal best of 9.82 seconds, set in June 2014, was one of the top ten fastest of all time, and a national record. In the 200 meters he has the fourth fastest time by a Trinidad and Tobago athlete.Thompson studied at Louisiana State University (LSU) and broke the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) indoor 60 metres record in 2008, his final season of collegiate athletics.At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Thompson was the silver medalist in the 100 meters, running a then personal best of 9.89 seconds, and the 4x100 meters relay along with Emmanuel Callender, Keston Bledman and Marc Burns. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Thompson has received more than 53,818 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Richard Thompson is the 1,896th most popular athlete (down from 1,370th in 2019), the 39th most popular biography from Trinidad and Tobago (down from 28th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Trinidadian Athlete.

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Among athletes, Richard Thompson ranks 1,896 out of 3,055Before him are Philipp Schoch, Ivan Heshko, Klemen Bauer, Lars Helge Birkeland, Davis Kamoga, and José Théodore. After him are Brad Walker, Alice Brown, Hamza Alić, Mélina Robert-Michon, Adam Kszczot, and Behdad Salimi.

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Among people born in 1985, Richard Thompson ranks 709Before him are Bianka, Zhao Xuri, Clark Duke, Ibba Laajab, Camille Lacourt, and Charlotte Dujardin. After him are Danny Vukovic, Tessy Antony de Nassau, Branislau Samoilau, Taylor Rochestie, Ty Dolla Sign, and Hamid Sourian.

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In Trinidad and Tobago

Among people born in Trinidad and Tobago, Richard Thompson ranks 39 out of 56Before him are Heather Headley (1974), Jlloyd Samuel (1981), Brent Sancho (1977), Russell Latapy (1968), Kerron Clement (1985), and Evans Wise (1973). After him are Cyd Gray (1973), Kenwyne Jones (1984), Avery John (1975), Marc Burns (1983), Keshorn Walcott (1993), and Densill Theobald (1982).

Among ATHLETES In Trinidad and Tobago

Among athletes born in Trinidad and Tobago, Richard Thompson ranks 4Before him are Hasely Crawford (1950), Ato Boldon (1973), and Kerron Clement (1985). After him are Marc Burns (1983), Keshorn Walcott (1993), Lalonde Gordon (1988), Kelly-Ann Baptiste (1986), and Jehue Gordon (1991).