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Joel Thomas

Full name: Joel Ladd Thomas
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (193 cm)
Weight: 229 lbs (104 kg)
Born: December 13, 1966 in Pasadena, California, United States
Affiliations: California Golden Bears, Berkeley (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Joel Thomas was a freestyle sprinter who swam internationally for the US from 1987-92. At the 1987 Universiade he won a 4x100 freestyle relay gold medal. Thomas won two medals at the 1991 Pan American Games, a gold in the medley relay and a silver in the 100 freestyle. He also won a gold medal in the 4x100 free at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, although he swam only in the heats. Thomas swam in college at U Cal Berkeley. He also played water polo at Berkeley, helping Cal win NCAA titles in 1987 and 1988. His greatest individual victory was likely at the 1988 US Open when he defeated [Matt Biondi] in the 100 freestyle.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T 5dT ET ER
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Swimming United States USA Round One Heat One 1 50.04 23.83 2:29.76 1
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