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Dieter Thoma

Full name: Dieter Thoma
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: October 19, 1969 in Hinterzarten, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Affiliations: SC Hinterzarten, Hinterzarten (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany, GER Germany
Sport: Ski Jumping

Related Olympians: Nephew of Georg Thoma.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Dieter Thoma, one the world’s best ski jumpers in the 1990s, was the nephew of Georg Thoma, who was a very successful Nordic combined skiier in the 60s. At the age of 16 Dieter Thoma won the 1986 World Youth Championships, and in 1989 won his first World Cup jumping event. Only one year later he won the Four Hills Tournament, the first West German to win it since Max Bolkart, almost 30 years previously. Thoma also won the 1989 World Championships in Ski Flying at Vikersund, Norway. In summer training in 1993 he changed his jumping style to the now modern V-Style and won a team gold at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics and in 1998 at Nagano, also won a bronze medal on the normal hill as well as a silver medal in the team event 1998. Thoma won the 1999 World Championships at Ramsau, and then retired exactly at midnight 31 December 1999 with a so called “Millennium Jump”. He later made his living as a color commentator for the German TV station RTL together with the famous German TV entertainer Günter Jauch (“Who wants to be a Millionaire”). Since 2008 he had worked for the ARD television station.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Winter 18 Calgary Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual West Germany FRG 55
1992 Winter 22 Albertville Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual Germany GER 27
1992 Winter 22 Albertville Ski Jumping Men's Large Hill, Individual Germany GER 39
1992 Winter 22 Albertville Ski Jumping Men's Large Hill, Team Germany GER 5
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual Germany GER 3 Bronze
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Men's Large Hill, Individual Germany GER 15
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Men's Large Hill, Team Germany GER 1 Gold
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual Germany GER 13
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Ski Jumping Men's Large Hill, Individual Germany GER 12
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Ski Jumping Men's Large Hill, Team Germany GER 2 Silver

Men's Normal Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1988 Winter 18 Calgary Ski Jumping West Germany Final Standings 55 154.1
1988 Winter 18 Calgary Ski Jumping West Germany Jump 1 54 78.1 75.0 37.6 40.5 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.5
1988 Winter 18 Calgary Ski Jumping West Germany Jump 2 49 76.0 74.0 36.0 40.0 13.0 14.0 13.5 13.5 11.5
1992 Winter 22 Albertville Ski Jumping Germany Final Standings 27 189.4
1992 Winter 22 Albertville Ski Jumping Germany Jump 1 33 93.2 79.5 43.2 50.0 16.5 16.5 16.5 17.0 17.0
1992 Winter 22 Albertville Ski Jumping Germany Jump 2 23 96.2 82.0 47.2 49.0 16.5 16.0 16.0 16.5 17.0
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Germany Final Standings 3 260.5
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Germany Jump 1 7 127.5 98.5 77.0 50.5 17.5 16.5 17.0 15.5 17.0
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Germany Jump 2 2 OB 133.0 102.5 85.0 48.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 17.0
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Ski Jumping Germany Final Standings 13 208.5
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Ski Jumping Germany Jump 1 12 Q 106.0 84.5 49.0 57.0 19.0 19.0 18.0 19.0 19.0
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Ski Jumping Germany Jump 2 15 102.5 83.0 46.0 56.5 18.5 19.0 18.0 19.0 19.0

Men's Large Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1992 Winter 22 Albertville Ski Jumping Germany Final Standings 39 132.6
1992 Winter 22 Albertville Ski Jumping Germany Jump 1 42 68.9 96.0 26.4 42.5 14.0 14.0 14.5 14.0 15.0
1992 Winter 22 Albertville Ski Jumping Germany Jump 2 39 63.7 93.0 22.2 41.5 14.0 13.5 14.0 14.0 13.5
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Germany Final Standings 15 192.7
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Germany Jump 1 15 102.0 112.5 46.5 55.5 18.5 18.5 17.5 19.0 18.5
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Germany Jump 2 15 90.7 106.5 35.7 55.0 18.0 18.5 18.0 18.5 18.5
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Ski Jumping Germany Final Standings 12 235.6
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Ski Jumping Germany Jump 1 22 Q 105.2 114.0 49.2 56.0 19.0 19.0 18.5 18.5 18.5
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Ski Jumping Germany Jump 2 6 130.4 128.0 74.4 56.0 19.0 18.5 17.5 18.5 19.0

Men's Large Hill, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1992 Winter 22 Albertville Ski Jumping Germany GER Final Standings 5 180.9
1992 Winter 22 Albertville Ski Jumping Germany GER Jump 1 7 94.1 109.0 44.6 49.5 17.0 17.5 16.0 16.0 16.5
1992 Winter 22 Albertville Ski Jumping Germany GER Jump 2 6 86.8 104.5 38.3 48.5 16.0 16.5 16.5 16.0 16.0
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Germany GER Final Standings 1 254.1
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Germany GER Jump 1 1 126.8 126.0 70.8 56.0 19.5 18.5 18.5 18.0 19.0
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Germany GER Jump 2 1 127.3 128.5 75.3 52.0 17.0 17.0 18.0 17.5 17.5
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Ski Jumping Germany GER Final Standings 2 245.4
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Ski Jumping Germany GER Jump 1 2 130.5 130.0 78.0 52.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 18.0 17.0
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Ski Jumping Germany GER Jump 2 2 114.9 120.5 60.9 54.0 17.5 18.0 19.0 18.0 18.0