|Country West Germany
Indiv. podiums 36
TV shows Skispringen auf RTL
Individual wins 12
Total podiums 36
Height 1.78 m
Full name Dieter Thoma
Name Dieter Thoma
|Born 19 October 1969 (age 46)
Hinterzarten, West Germany (1969-10-19) |
Personal best 211 m (692 ft) Planica, 22 Mar 1997
Olympic medals Ski jumping at the 1998 Winter Olympics – Large hill team
Nominations Deutscher Fernsehpreis - Best Sports Program
Similar People Sven Hannawald, Jens Weisflog, Martin Schmitt, Georg Thoma, Kazuyoshi Funaki
4 Hills Tournament 1990 Dieter Thoma - Walter Hofer
Dieter Thoma (born 19 October 1969) is a West German/German former ski jumper.
Dieter thoma 211 0 m planica 1997
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.