Playing the sport since he was 8, Thomas Edgar made his national team debut in 2008 and leading into 2012 competed at the Asian Championships (2009 and 2011), 2010 Asian Cup and 2010 World Championships.
Edgar was the second top scorer at the 2012 Olympic Qualification Tournament in Tokyo, where in defeating a host of higher ranked teams, Australia qualified for their third ever Olympic appearance.
Making his Olympic debut in London, Edgar and the Australian team lost their first match to Argentina before knocking off hosts Great Britain in straight sets. Despite not winning a set against Hungary, the Aussies took a 2-0 set lead over Italy before the world’s sixth ranked team claimed victory 3-2. Edgar and his teammates then pulled off one of the upsets of the Games when they defeated third ranked Poland 3-1.
Edgar finished as Australia’s leading scorer for the tournament and the Team’s final placing was ninth.