Tim Thackrey

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Tim Thackrey
Medal record
Men’s taekwondo
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World Championships
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2003 Garmisch Flyweight
Pan American Games
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2003 Santo Domingo 58 kg

Tim Thackrey (born October 1, 1979) is a retired taekwondo athlete for the USA & current strength & conditioning coach for Olympians & professional athletes. He was a seven-time US National Team Member in the flyweight class (-58 kg, 127.6 lbs) from 2000 through 2007. Notably, he won a gold medal at the 2003 Pan American Games and a bronze medal at the 2003 World Championships. [1] He was a resident athlete at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO from 2001-2003. In 2006, he was named USA Taekwondo's Male Athlete of the Year.


Thackrey is a graduate of UCLA where he attended undergraduate and graduate school, [2] as 5 year Coach of the UCLA Taekwondo Program. [3]


Thackrey currently works as a professional strength & conditioning coach that works with Olympians and professional athletes. He had multiple athletes in the 2016 Summer Olympics [4] including the USA's Stephen Lambdin and New Zealand's Andrea Kilday. Thackrey has also returned several times to coach Junior and Senior athletes at the United States Olympic Training Center. [5]


TV and podcasts

Thackrey appeared in TV shows & podcasts as a strength & conditioning expert, including The Talk [6] where he taught CrossFit to the hosts including Sharon Osbourne and Aisha Tyler, and the WOD Cast Podcast where he spoke about his athletic competitions. [7]

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