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Georg Thoma

Georg Thoma German Nordic-combined skier

German Nordic-combined skier
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro German Nordic-combined skier
Is Athlete Ski jumper Skier Nordic combined skier
From Germany
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 20 August 1937, Hinterzarten, Germany
Age: 82 years
Star sign LeoLeo
Silbernes Lorbeerblatt  
Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany  
Order of Merit of Baden-Württemberg  
Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany  
Holmenkollen Medal 1964
German Sportspersonality of the Year  
Olympic gold medal  
world champion  
Hall of Fame des deutschen Sports  
The details

Georg Thoma (born 20 August 1937) is a retired German Nordic combined skier and ski jumper. He won a gold medal at the 1960 Olympics, becoming the first non-Scandinavian athlete to do so, and was voted German Sportsman of the Year. At the 1964 Olympics he won a bronze medal and served as the Olympic flag bearer for Germany at the opening ceremony. He further won the world championships title in 1966. Thoma's strength in the Nordic combined was jumping. He was three times German champion in ski jumping (1960, 1961, and 1963). Additionally, he won the Nordic combined at the Holmenkollen ski festival from 1963 to 1966. For his Nordic combined successes, Thoma was awarded the Holmenkollen medal in 1964 (ahared with Veikko Kankkonen, Eero Mäntyranta, and Halvor Næs).

Thoma is the uncle of the ski jumper Dieter Thoma. After retiring from competitions he worked as a postman in his hometown and later as a television commentator. He was one of the first German winter athletes to make his living from sponsorship.

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