Thomas Dufour

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Thomas Dufour
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Born (1973-02-12) February 12, 1973 (age 41)
Chamonix, France
Team
Curling club Chamonix CC, Chamonix
Skip Thomas Dufour
Fourth Tony Angiboust
Second Lionel Roux
Lead Wilfrid Coulot
Alternate Jérémy Frarier
Career
World Championship
appearances
8 (2001, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
European Championship
appearances
14 (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)

Thomas Dufour (born February 12, 1973) is a French curler. He currently skips the French national team.

Career[edit]

Dufour at the 2010 Winter Olympics

Thomas Dufour has played in:

-5 World Junior Curling Championships (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994).

-15 European Curling Championships (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012).

-8 World Curling Championships (2001, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012).

-2 Olympic Games, the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Dufour's best placing at the World Championships was a fifth place finish in 2008 an 2011. At the 2010 Olympics, the team finished 7th, where they made a terrific shot to win their first game against china.

Dufour won two medals in his junior career. In 1992, he won the silver medal at the World Juniors, playing lead for Jan Henri Ducroz. In 1993, he won the bronze medal playing third for Spencer Mugnier.

He also won a bronze medal at the double mixte in 2011 coaching Pauline Jeanneret and Amaury Pernette.

In 2008 he won the Colin Campbell Award (best spormantship during the worlds)

Teams[edit]

Season Skip Third Second Lead Alternate Events
1989-90 Jan Henri Ducroz Spencer Mugnier Sylvain Ducroz Thomas Dufour 1990 WJCC
1990-91 Jan Henri Ducroz Spencer Mugnier Sylvain Ducroz Thomas Dufour Philippe Caux 1991 WJCC
1991-92 Jan Henri Ducroz Spencer Mugnier Sylvain Ducroz Thomas Dufour Philippe Caux 1992 WJCC
1992-93 Spencer Mugnier Thomas Dufour Sylvain Ducroz Philippe Caux Cyrille Prunet 1993 WJCC
1993-94 Spencer Mugnier Thomas Dufour Sylvain Ducroz Philippe Caux Cyrille Prunet 1994 WJCC
1995-96 Jan Henri Ducroz Spencer Mugnier Daniel Cosetto Thomas Dufour Lionel Tournier 1995 ECC
2004-05 Thomas Dufour Lionel Roux Philippe Caux Tony Angiboust
2005-06 Thomas Dufour Philippe Caux Tony Angiboust Julien Charlet
2006-07 Thomas Dufour Tony Angiboust Jan Henri Ducroz Richard Ducroz
2007-09 Thomas Dufour Tony Angiboust Jan Henri Ducroz Richard Ducroz Raphael Mathieu
2008-09 Thomas Dufour Tony Angiboust Richard Ducroz
(Lead for most of the season)
Jan Henri Ducroz
(Second for most of the season)
Raphael Mathieu 2009 WCC
2009-10 Thomas Dufour Tony Angiboust Jan Henri Ducroz Richard Ducroz Raphael Mathieu 2010 OGs
2010-11 Thomas Dufour Tony Angiboust (fourth) Lionel Roux Wilfrid Coulot Jan Ducroz 2011 WCC

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