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Josh Thompson

Full name: Joshua Casey "Josh" Thompson
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: February 18, 1962 in Lawrence, Kansas, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Biathlon

Biography

Josh Thompson was the first American to win a medal in a World Cup biathlon event, placing second in 1987 in one 20K race. He eventually won three medals on the World Cup circuit and competed in three Winter Olympics for the United States. At the 1983 World Winter University Games, Thompson placed sixth. He attended Western State College, majoring in biology where he competed on the cross-country ski and running teams. He also competed in cycling outside of college. Thompson later became a pilot and flight instructor. He is fluent in several languages, including Norwegian.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint United States USA 40
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay United States USA 11
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint United States USA 27
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres United States USA 25
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay United States USA 9
1992 Winter 29 Albertville Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint United States USA 32
1992 Winter 29 Albertville Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres United States USA 16
1992 Winter 29 Albertville Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay United States USA 13

Men's 10 kilometres Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S1T S1R S2M S2T S2R
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Biathlon United States Final Standings 40 35:10.5 4 2 13:24.6 46 2 27:07.9 =41
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Biathlon United States Final Standings 27 27:27.7 4 2 2
1992 Winter 29 Albertville Biathlon United States Final Standings 32 27:53.2 1 0 1

Men's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank AT M ST SR S1M S2M S3M S4M
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Biathlon United States Final Standings 25 1-01:29.4 5 56:29.4 19 1 1 0 3
1992 Winter 29 Albertville Biathlon United States Final Standings 16 1-00:05.4 2 58:05.4 24

Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M ES S1M S1ES S2M S2ES ET ER
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Biathlon United States USA Final Standings 11 25:27.1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1-44:31.9 11
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Biathlon United States USA Final Standings 9 22:52.7 1 1 0 1-29:33.0 9
1992 Winter 29 Albertville Biathlon United States USA Final Standings 13 22:12.0 0 0 0 1-08:28.3 13