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Nick Thometz

Full name: Keith James "Nick" Thometz
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: September 16, 1963 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Affiliations: Wayzata Minnesota
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Related Olympians: Husband of Becky Sundstrom.

Biography

Nick Thometz may be the greatest ever American sprint speed skater not to have medaled at the Winter Olympics. He competed internationally for the US from 1981-92. During his career he won nine World Cup 1,000s and two 500s. Thometz won the overall 500 and 1,000 in the 1986-87 World Cup, and placed second at the 1987 World Sprints. He set one official world record, recording 36.55 for 500 m at Heerenveen in March 1987, but he may be most famous for two marks he set that month that were not accepted as world records by the ISU. At a meet in Medeo, USSR, Thometz bettered both the 500 and 1,000 metre records, posting 36.23 and 1:12.05, but the meet was not registered properly in advance, negating the marks. Thometz later settled in Vancouver, Washington, where he works in real estate development. He is also on the ISU Technical Committee. Born Keith Thometz, but always known as Nick, after his speed skating career ended, he had his name legally changed to Nick.

Personal Bests: 500 – 36.23 (1987); 1000 – 1:12.05 (1987); 1500 – 1:53.66 (1987); 5000 – 7:30.50 (1982); 10000 – 16:06.0 (1983).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Winter 20 Sarajevo Speed Skating Men's 500 metres United States USA 5
1984 Winter 20 Sarajevo Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres United States USA 4
1984 Winter 20 Sarajevo Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 14
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Speed Skating Men's 500 metres United States USA 8
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres United States USA 18 OR
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Speed Skating Men's 500 metres United States USA 13
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres United States USA 15

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1984 Winter 20 Sarajevo Speed Skating United States Final Standings 5 38.56 10.36
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Speed Skating United States Final Standings 8 37.16 10.00
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Speed Skating United States Final Standings 13 37.83 10.02

Men's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1984 Winter 20 Sarajevo Speed Skating United States Final Standings 4 1:16.85 17.18 45.18
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Speed Skating United States Final Standings 18 OR 1:14.71 16.98 44.40
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Speed Skating United States Final Standings 15 1:16.19 17.23 44.93

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1984 Winter 20 Sarajevo Speed Skating United States Final Standings 14 2:00.77 25.77 56.40 1:27.76
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