Andrea Thomas

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAndrea Irmgard•Thomas (Bersch-, -Weiß)
Used nameAndrea•Thomas
Born9 April 1963 in Güls, Koblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz (GER)
Measurements176 cm / 62 kg
AffiliationsVfL Sindelfingen, Sindelfingen (GER)
NOC Germany West Germany


Sprinter Andrea Thomas started at the 1988 Seoul Olympics for West Germany and in 1992 at Barcelona for the re-unified German team. In 1988 she ran both relays, placing fourth in each, and did not reach the finals of the 100 and 200. In Barcelona she finished fifth with the sprint relay and reached the second round of the 200. With the sprint relay Thomas came in fifth at the 1987 Worlds and won a silver medal at the 1990 Europeans as her greatest moment. In 1985, 1987 and 1989 she was a member of the West German team at the European Cup, and started at the World Indoors in 1991 in the 200 and at the European Indoors in 1988 in the 60 and 200 metres.

Domestically Thomas won five national outdoor relay titles, and six indoor ones, adding 200 metre individual titles in 1988 and 1989. By profession she was a retail merchant.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.0 (1989); 200 – 22.74 (1988); 400 – 55.7 (1982).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Summer Olympics Athletics FRG Andrea Thomas
100 metres, Women (Olympic) 7 h3 r2/4
200 metres, Women (Olympic) 8 h1 r3/4
4 × 100 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) West Germany 4
4 × 400 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) West Germany 4
1992 Summer Olympics Athletics GER Andrea Thomas
200 metres, Women (Olympic) 5 h4 r2/4
4 × 100 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) Germany 5

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