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Thomas Prugger

Full name: Thomas Prugger
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1 (186 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: October 23, 1971 in San Candido, Bolzano-Bozen, Italy
Affiliations: Snowboard Club Brunico
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Snowboarding

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.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Snowboarding Men's Giant Slalom Italy ITA 2 Silver

Men's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Italy ITA Final Standings 2 2:03.98
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Italy ITA Run 1 2T 59.38
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Italy ITA Run 2 5 1:04.60
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