Lothar Thoms

Lothar Thoms (18 May 1956 – 5 November 2017) was a track cyclist from East Germany, who represented his native country at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Russia.[1] There he won the gold medal in the men's 1 km time trial by marking a new indoor world record.[2] His time of 1'02"955 was more than 2 sec better than the previous record of the same year held by Urs Freuler. He also won four gold medals in the 1 km time trial (amateurs) at the 1977, 1978, 1979 and 1981 world championships respectively, thus winning all kilo events at the major international competitions in five consecutive years. In 1981 he was elected East German Sportspersonality of the year.

Lothar Thoms
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Lothar Thoms
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Born(1956-05-18)18 May 1956
Guben, Brandenburg, East Germany
Died5 November 2017(2017-11-05) (aged 61)


  1. ^ "Trauer um Lothar Thoms". BDR Medienservice (in German). 7 November 2017. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Lothar Thoms". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 12 May 2015.

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