Héctor Thomas

Héctor Thomas Martínez (October 10, 1938 – December 23, 2008) was a decathlete from Venezuela. He won more than ten medals in various athletics events at the Bolivarian Games in 1961–1973, as well as three medals at the Pan American Games in 1963 and 1967. He competed in the decathlon at the 1960 and 1964 Olympics with the best result of 20th place in 1960. In 1998 he was inducted into the Venezuelan Sports Hall of Fame. He died of cancer aged 70.[1]

Héctor Thomas
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Thomas in 1998
Personal information
Full nameHéctor Thomas Martínez
Born(1938-10-10)October 10, 1938
El Callao, Bolívar, Venezuela
DiedDecember 23, 2008(2008-12-23) (aged 70)
Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela
Height178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb)
Country Venezuela
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals1960, 1964
Thomas at the 1960 Olympics


  1. ^ Héctor Thomas Archived 2013-09-25 at the Wayback Machine. sports-reference