Damien Thomlinson - SurvivorAU: Champions v. Contenders
Damien Thomlinson on social media: Instagram
Seasons: 1 | Days: 8 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

SurvivorAU: Champions v. Contenders (2018) - 22nd place, 3rd out.

  • Voted out in Episode 3 (Day 8).

Damien Thomlinson - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
AU3: Champs v. Contenders 0.08 0.17 0.50 0 7 1 -0.58 0.00 - - - -0.08 0.08
Career 0.08 0.17 0.50 0 7 1 -0.58 0.00 - - - -0.08 0.08
Damien Thomlinson - Challenge record
  • S37 logo Champions v. Contenders challenges

    Ep3 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (3-for-6; 1 sit-out):

    • Champions v. Contenders Ep. 1 RC: Beats Moana, gains a pillow for the Contenders. Both tribes win.
    • Champions v. Contenders Ep. 1 IC: Worked the puzzle and tossed sandbags, but Contenders lose.
    • Champions v. Contenders Ep. 2 RC: "Sumo at Sea" - Not shown competing, but Champions win.
    • Champions v. Contenders Ep. 2 IC: Officially sits out, as the Champions lose.
    • Champions v. Contenders Ep. 3 RC: Does not score vs. Fenella, but blocks a goal; Champions win, 7-4.
    • Champions v. Contenders Ep. 3 IC: Collects baskets with Shane; Champions lose.


    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • Champions v. Contenders: None.


    Redemption/Exile Island duel record (0-for-0):

    • Champions v. Contenders: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 3
    Played: 6
    Win%: 0.50
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Damien Thomlinson - Tribal Council record
  • SAU3 logo Champions v. Contenders Tribal

    Ep2 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • Champions v. Contenders: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (0/2):

    • Champions v. Contenders: None.


    VAP - Votes against (10):

    • Champions v. Contenders, Ep. 2: Two votes, from Lydia and (Brian?).
    • Champions v. Contenders, Ep. 8: Eight votes, from Brian, Jackie, Lydia, Moana, Monika, Sam, Shane, and Sharn (voted out, 8-2-1).


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • Champions v. Contenders: None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: --
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 0
    Tribals: 2
    VAP: 10
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    For winners: --
    Received: --
Damien Thomlinson - Pictures
  • SAU3 logo Champions v. Contenders image gallery
Damien Thomlinson - Interviews
  • SAU3 logo Champions v. Contenders interviews

    Pre-game interviews


    Post-game interviews

    • Mat Whitehead at TenDaily.com (8/6/18): "Damien Thomlinson Has a Lot to Celebrate After His Australian Survivor Exit"
    • Joshua Fox at Daily Mail Australia (8/6/18): "'It was confusing': Australian Survivor star and amputee war veteran Damien Thomlinson reacts to his shock elimination and says he still hopes to inspire other disabled people"
    • Ryan Brink at Brink of Reality (8/6/18): "Episode 3 Exit Interview and Recap"
    • Kyle Dessent & Bryan at 2 Boys Talk Survivor (8/6/18): "E03 Exit Interview"
Damien Thomlinson - Bio
  • SAU3 logo Champions v. Contenders bio

    Excerpts from Damien's official bio page (7/31/18):


    "If there has ever been anyone able to be labelled a Survivor, it’s Damien. A former commando in the army, he is now an athlete and best-selling author. 

    When Damien joined the Australian Defence Force at just 24, he qualified as an elite commando and fought in Afghanistan. In 2009, his vehicle drove over an improvised explosive planted by the Taliban, resulting in an explosion that saw Damien lose both of his legs and other extensive damage to his body. 

    Since recovering from his injury, Damien competed in two Invictus Games in wheelchair basketball. He has also walked the Kokoda Track and competed in numerous sporting competitions. He even took up para snowboarding nearly qualifying for the 2014 Olympic Games. ...

    Damien has written a best-selling biography and appeared in the Mel Gibson war film, Hacksaw Ridge. Being an inspiration to so many people, Damien knows that he wants to give back whenever he can and is doing it for his fellow special forces mates. 

    “Taking part in this is bigger than me. I am doing it to prove to the boys that they didn’t go through what we went through for nothing. I am passionate about this and want to win it for them.”"


    "Meet Damien" pre-game interview video (YouTube):