2017 Outdoor: Competed at ten events in the discus throw…won the event throwing 54.26m at the Maryland Invitational (3/18)…placed 1st (58.70m) at the UNF Spring Break Invitational (3/24)…finished in 4th place throwing 57.14m at the Florida Relays (3/30-4/1)…took 1st place (57.84m) at the Virginia Quad (4/8)…finished in 1st throwing 54.35m at the Larry Ellis Invitational (4/21-22)…set a career high with a first place finish (60.28m) at the Kehoe Twilight Meet (5/5)…finished in 4th place (57.67m) at the Big Ten Championships (5/12-14)…qualified for the NCAA Division 1 East Preliminary Round (5/25-27) where he finished 10th throwing 56.52m…ended the season finishing 15th throwing 56.01m at the NCAA Division 1 Outdoor Track Championships (6/7-10).
2017 Indoor: Did not compete at any events.
2016: Did not compete this season.
Before Maryland: Threw for Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers…captured the 2013 British Junior Indoor and Outdoor Shot Put Championships…notched the silver medal in the British Junior Outdoors…was a finalist in the discus at the European Junior Championships…nabbed the silver medal in the South of England Senior Championships in the discus.
Personal: Son of Neville Thompson and Maria Sotiriou…coached by his father…has six siblings…earned the bronze in the 2012 UK Math Challenge…throws in the local community and schools to encourage participation in track and field…lists his favorite pregame meal as coffee and porridge…lists his nickname as Afro Thunder.