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Josh Thompson

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJoshua Casey "Josh"•Thompson
Used nameJosh•Thompson
Born18 February 1962 in Lawrence, Kansas (USA)
Measurements180 cm / 70 kg
NOC(s) United States

Biography

Josh Thompson was the first American to win a medal in a World Cup biathlon event, placing second in 1987 in one 20K race. He eventually won three medals on the World Cup circuit and competed in three Winter Olympics for the United States. At the 1983 World Winter University Games, Thompson placed sixth. He attended Western State College, majoring in biology where he competed on the cross-country ski and running teams. He also competed in cycling outside of college. Thompson later became a pilot and flight instructor. He is fluent in several languages, including Norwegian.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1984 Winter Olympics Biathlon 10 kilometres Sprint, Men Olympic 40 Representing United States    
  4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic United States 11
1988 Winter Olympics Biathlon 10 kilometres Sprint, Men Olympic 27 Representing United States    
  20 kilometres, Men Olympic 25
  4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic United States 9
1992 Winter Olympics Biathlon 10 kilometres Sprint, Men Olympic 32 Representing United States    
  20 kilometres, Men Olympic 16
  4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic United States 13

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