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Lothar Thoms

Full name: Lothar Thoms
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (179 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: May 18, 1956 in Guben, Brandenburg, Germany
Affiliations: SC Cottbus, Cottbus (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Lothar Thoms is usually considered to be the greatest track kilo time trialist ever. In addition to his world and Olympic titles, his Olympic victory in 1980 was achieved in a time of 1:02.955, which through 1990 stood as the fastest time ever recorded. His victory margin in that stunning performance was almost two seconds – the most dominant victory ever in the Olympics. In addition to his Olympic gold medal, he won the World Kilometre Time Trial Championship four times between 1977 and 1981.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Cycling Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial East Germany GDR 1 Gold WR

Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Cycling East Germany Final Standings 1 WR 1:02.955
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