Dieter Thoma

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Dieter Thoma
Dieter Thoma 2005.jpg
Country  West Germany (1985-90)
 Germany (1990-1999)
Born (1969-10-19) 19 October 1969 (age 46)
Hinterzarten, West Germany
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Personal best 211 m (692 ft)
Planica, 22 Mar 1997
World Cup career
Seasons 19861999
Individual wins 12
Indiv. podiums 36
Team podiums 4
Yellow bibs 16
Indiv. starts 202
Team starts 7
Four Hills titles 1 (1990)
NH/LH titles 1 (1997)
Updated on 10 February 2016.

Dieter Thoma (born 19 October 1969) is a West German/German former ski jumper.

Career[edit]

During that time he was the second best German ski jumper after Jens Weißflog. Thoma was not the first known ski jumper in the family: his uncle Georg Thoma was both world and Olympic champion in the nordic combined. Thoma won his first competition in 1990 when he won the Four Hills Tournament. He also won Ski-flying World Championships in Vikersund at the end of the 1989-90 season. Before the start of the 1993-94 season, Thoma changed his technique from jumping with parallel skis to the V-style, and was a part of the German team who won the team competition at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. He also won a bronze medal in the individual normal hill in Lillehammer, then won a silver medal in the team large hill competition at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. Thoma also won a bronze in the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships 1998 in Oberstdorf.

Thoma won five medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, including one gold (Team large hill: 1999), two silvers (Team large hill: 1995, Individual large hill: 1997), and two bronzes (Team large hill: 1991 and 1997).

Thoma retired after the 1998/99 season.

World Cup[edit]

Standings[edit]

Season Overall SF JP 4H NT
1985/86 58 N/A N/A 81 N/A
1986/87 N/A N/A 111 N/A
1987/88 15 N/A N/A 26 N/A
1988/89 3rd N/A N/A 4 N/A
1989/90 4 N/A N/A 1st N/A
1990/91 3rd 9 N/A 3rd N/A
1991/92 42 N/A 14 N/A
1992/93 42 N/A 20 N/A
1992/93 11 N/A 8 N/A
1994/95 18 22 N/A 13 N/A
1995/96 25 25 11 N/A
1996/97 2nd 17 1st 3rd 10
1997/98 8 28 7 6 31
1998/99 10 21 10 10 22

Wins[edit]

No. Season Date Place Hill Size
1 1988/89 3 Dec 1988 Canada Thunder Bay Big Thunder K-89 NH
2 30 Dec 1998 Germany Oberstdorf Schattenbergschanze K-115 LH
3 1989/90 3 Dec 1989 Canada Thunder Bay Big Thunder K-120 LH
4 30 Dec 1989 Germany Oberstdorf Schattenbergschanze K-115 LH
5 12 Jan 1990 Czechoslovakia Harrachov Čerťák K-120 LH
6 1990/91 16 Dec 1990 Japan Sapporo Ōkurayama K-115 LH
7 12 Jan 1991 Germany Oberhof Hans-Renner-Schanze K-120 LH
8 1996/97 30 Nov 1996 Norway Lillehammer Lysgårdsbakken K-120 (night) LH
9 29 Dec 1996 Germany Oberstdorf Schattenbergschanze K-115 LH
10 6 Jan 1997 Austria Bischofshofen Paul-Ausserleitner-Schanze K-120 LH
11 19 Jan 1997 Japan Sapporo Ōkurayama K-120 LH
12 1997/98 29 Nov 1997 Norway Lillehammer Lysgårdsbakken K-120 (night) LH

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