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Thomas Prugger

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameThomas•Prugger
Used nameThomas•Prugger
Born23 October 1971 in San Candido, Bolzano-Bozen (ITA)
Measurements186 cm / 78 kg
AffiliationsSnowboard Club Brunico
NOC Italy

Biography

Thomas Prugger started snowboarding in 1985. Although he had never won a World Cup race, he took the giant slalom title at the 1997 World Championships in his native San Candido. Favored at the 1998 Olympics, he did not disappoint and missed the gold medal by just 0.02 seconds. For a few days, it seemed that Prugger would be awarded the title, as winner Ross Rebagliati was initially disqualified for marijuana use, but this decision was soon overturned. Prugger retired from the sport in 2000.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1998 Winter Olympics Snowboarding (Skiing) ITA Thomas Prugger
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver

Special Notes