Great Olympians

Biographies - THO


Sven Alfred Thofelt

B. 1904-05-19, Stockholm, Sweden; D. 1993-02-01
Modern Pentathlon (1 gold) & Fencing (1 silver, 1 bronze)
1928 1932 1936 1948 HP
Modern Pentathlon, individual gold fourth fourth - 18000
Épée, individual - 9th SF:7th - 228
Épée, team - - silver bronze 1804
20032

In 1949 he would be a founder and for 23 years the first president of the Modern Pentathlon Union.


Georg Thoma

Germany
Nordic Combined (1 gold, 1 bronze
1960 1964 HP
individual gold bronze 13440
13440


Thomann

Olympic Competitor nr 1581


George Thomas

Olympic Competitor nr 2269


Harry Thomas

Olympic Competitor nr 4853


Max Thomas

B. 1874-03-24; D. 1929-06-03, St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Olympic Competitor nr 1807


Petria Thomas

Australia
Swimming (3 gold, 4 silver, 1 bronze)
1996 2000 2004 HP
100 m Butterfly fourth gold 8000
200 m Butterfly silver bronze silver 11616
4x100 m Free-style Relay gold 1600
4x200 m Free-style Relay silver fourth 1400
4x100 m Medley Relay silver gold 2600
25216


René Thomas

Olympic Competitor nr 1258


Rupert Thomas

Olympic Competitor nr 5532


Louis Thomaturgé

B. 1878-11-25, Saint-Pierre, Martinique, represented France

Olympic Competitor nr 6854


Léon Thome

Olympic Competitor nr 582


Jan Thomée

Olympic Competitor nr 4755


Adolphe Thomeguex

Olympic Competitor nr 657


Pierre Thomeguex

Olympic Competitor nr 569


Jean-Pierre Thommes

Olympic Competitor nr 6380


Bertie Thompson

Olympic Competitor nr 4540


Daley Thompson

B. 1958-07-30, Great Britain
Track and Field (2 gold)
1980 1984 1988 HP
Decathlon gold gold fourth 32400
32400

His LA Gold medal performance was a world record for 8 years, until Dan O'Brien broke it, a month after his Olympic title at Barcelona.
He was World Champion in 1983.


Earl Thompson

B. 1900-08-14, Cleveland, OH, USA; D. 1971-07-05
Equestrianism (2 gold, 3 silver)
1932 1936 1948 HP
Three-day Event silver silver 21st 10000.8
Three-day Event, team gold dnf gold 4804
Dressage 8th 320
Dressage, team silver 1000
16124.8


Jennifer Elisabeth "Jenny" Thompson

B. 1973-02-26, Dover, NH, USA
Swimming (8 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze)
1992 1996 2000 2004 HP
50 m Free-style fifth 7th 1400
100 m Free-style silver bronze 7216
200 m Free-style Bfin dns 6.4
100 m Butterfly fifth fifth 2000
4x100 m Free-style Relay gold gold gold silver 11600
4x200 m Free-style Relay gold gold 3200
4x100 m Medley Relay gold (gold) gold silver 6396
31818.4

Member of the American relay team that won gold in Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney.
Sydney were her best olympics in the sense that she finally also had individual successes.
She does have three gold medals for the medley relay, but I don't call her a double "triple champion" because she did not swim in the final in 1996. Swimmers in the heats also get gold medals, but I don't feel this is truly justified.
There was no 4 x 200 m relay yet in 1992, or she could have a third set of three medals.
(26550.4)


Robert Thompson

Olympic Competitor nr 5697


Will Thompson

Olympic Competitor nr 2217


Otto Thomsen

B. 1884-06-21, Scott County, Iowa, United States; D. 1926-10-22

Olympic Competitor nr 1808


Svenn Thomsen

Olympic Competitor nr 6986


Gordon Thomson

Olympic Competitor nr 4604


Hans Thomson

Olympic Competitor nr 6465


Julius Alexander Thomson

Canada

Olympic Competitor nr 4618


Julius Thomson

Germany

Olympic Competitor nr 5435


Gustav Thöni

B. 1951-02-28, Italy
Alpine Skiing (1 gold, 2 silver)
1972 1976 1980 HP
Giant Slalom gold fourth - 8000
Slalom silver silver 8th 8256
Downhill 13th 26th - 25.664
16281.6

World Champion at Slalom and Giant Slalom in 1974, and Combined in '72 and '76. World Cup Winner Overall in 1971-'73 and '75.


Jean Thorailler

Olympic Competitor nr 5985


Søren Thorborg

Olympic Competitor nr 6120


Per Thorén

Olympic Competitor nr 4878


Andreas Thorkildsen

B. 1982-04-01, Norway
Athletics (2 gold)
2004 2008 HP
Javelin Throw gold gold 19200
19200


Edmund Thormählen

Olympic Competitor nr 4568


George Thorne

Olympic Competitor nr 1634


Ray Thorne

Olympic Competitor nr 2145


Eric Thornton

Olympic Competitor nr 1628


Thomas Thornycroft

Olympic Competitor nr 4691


Ian Thorpe

Australia
Swimming (5 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze)
2000 2004 HP
100 m Free-style bronze 2560
200 m Free-style silver gold 10400
400 m Free-style gold gold 12800
4x100 m Free-style Relay gold sixth 1760
4x200 m Free-style Relay gold silver 2600
4x100 m Medley Relay (silver) 64
30184

(13664)


James Francis "Jim" Thorpe

Born as

Wa-Tho-Huck (Bright Path)

B. 1887-05-28, USA; D. 1953-03-28
Track and Field (2 gold)
1912 HP
Decathlon gold 6400
Pentathlon gold 6400
High Jump fourth 2400
Long Jump 7th 600
15800

He was regiven the medals he had won at Stockholm by the IOC in 1982.  The medals had been taken from him after it became known that he had accepted a very small amount of money at Baseball.
In 1950 he was voted the best athlete of the first half of the century.

Olympic Competitor nr 5879


Gabriel Thorstensen

Olympic Competitor nr 6312


Thomas Thorstensen

Olympic Competitor nr 3950


Tom Thould

Olympic Competitor nr 4466


Written 2001-07-30 - last modified 2011-08-14

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