Georg Thoma

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Thoma (center) in 1960.

Georg Thoma (born 20 August 1937 in Hinterzarten) is a former German nordic combined skier. He won two Winter Olympic medals in the Nordic combined with gold in 1960 and bronze in 1964.

Thoma also won the gold in the individual event at the 1966 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oslo.

Thoma's strength in the Nordic combined was jumping. He was three times German champion in ski jumping (1960, 1961, and 1963). Additionally, he won the Nordic combined at the Holmenkollen ski festival from 1963 to 1966. For his Nordic combined successes, Thoma was awarded the Holmenkollen medal in 1964 (Shared with Veikko Kankkonen, Eero Mäntyranta, and Halvor Næs.)

Georg Thoma is the uncle of the jumper Dieter Thoma, winner of the Four Hills Tournament and a World champion in ski flying.

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Awards
Preceded by
Germany Martin Lauer
German Sportsman of the Year
1960
Succeeded by
Germany Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips