Full name: Thomas Prugger
Height: 6'1" (186 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: October 23, 1971 in San Candido, Bolzano-Bozen, Italy
Affiliations: Snowboard Club Brunico
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
Thomas Prugger started snowboarding in 1985. Although he had never won a World Cup race, he took the giant slalom title at the 1997 World Championships in his native San Candido. Favored at the 1998 Olympics, he did not disappoint and missed the gold medal by just 0.02 seconds. For a few days, it seemed that Prugger would be awarded the title, as winner Ross Rebagliati was initially disqualified for marijuana use, but this decision was soon overturned. Prugger retired from the sport in 2000.
|1998 Winter||26||Nagano||Snowboarding||Men's Giant Slalom||Italy||ITA||2||Silver|