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Kurt Thomas 1978 Worlds EF Floor
Kurt Thomas 1978 Worlds EF Floor
Published: 2012/08/16
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Kurt Thomas 1979 World Championships
Kurt Thomas 1979 World Championships
Published: 2008/02/05
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1991 US Championships Fluff Kurt Thomas
1991 US Championships Fluff Kurt Thomas
Published: 2017/09/04
Channel: gymnasticsstuff
Kurt Thomas - Pommel Horse - 1992 Phar-Mor U.S. Championships - Men
Kurt Thomas - Pommel Horse - 1992 Phar-Mor U.S. Championships - Men
Published: 2012/11/29
Channel: USA Gymnastics
KURT THOMAS FLARES
KURT THOMAS FLARES
Published: 2012/09/30
Channel: mikeyice100
Kurt Thomas, Class of 2003, International Gymnastics Hall of Fame
Kurt Thomas, Class of 2003, International Gymnastics Hall of Fame
Published: 2010/12/07
Channel: International Gymnastics Hall of Fame
gymnastics at kurt thomas gymnastics
gymnastics at kurt thomas gymnastics
Published: 2014/09/16
Channel: Kassidy Thomas
Kurt Thomas - 1992 US Olympic Trials High Bar
Kurt Thomas - 1992 US Olympic Trials High Bar
Published: 2011/02/12
Channel: crushedvelvetleo
WTF Kurt Thomas Gymnastics America Show at Sea World Part 1
WTF Kurt Thomas Gymnastics America Show at Sea World Part 1
Published: 2010/06/06
Channel: wtfgymnasticsvideos
Banned skill -- thomas + full
Banned skill -- thomas + full
Published: 2007/11/06
Channel: GeoffTaucer
F 1978 American Cup   USA Kurt Thomas FX
F 1978 American Cup USA Kurt Thomas FX
Published: 2016/02/20
Channel: gymnasticsstuff
WTF Kurt Thomas Gymnastics America Show at Sea World Part 2
WTF Kurt Thomas Gymnastics America Show at Sea World Part 2
Published: 2010/06/06
Channel: wtfgymnasticsvideos
AA 1991 US Championships   Kurt Thomas FX
AA 1991 US Championships Kurt Thomas FX
Published: 2017/09/04
Channel: gymnasticsstuff
Kurt Thomas - PH (1976)
Kurt Thomas - PH (1976)
Published: 2008/11/12
Channel: igorgymn1
Kurt Thomas - Vignette - 1992 Phar-Mor U.S. Championships - Men
Kurt Thomas - Vignette - 1992 Phar-Mor U.S. Championships - Men
Published: 2012/11/29
Channel: USA Gymnastics
Chelsi floor Kurt Thomas Classic
Chelsi floor Kurt Thomas Classic
Published: 2013/03/06
Channel: Chelsigymnast
Kurt Thomas Invitational 2-25-2017 Floor
Kurt Thomas Invitational 2-25-2017 Floor
Published: 2017/03/02
Channel: Bella Scalapino
Kurt Thomas Aping Tribute DVD
Kurt Thomas Aping Tribute DVD
Published: 2015/04/23
Channel: gh Herrmann
Kurt Thomas Invitational 2017
Kurt Thomas Invitational 2017
Published: 2017/03/03
Channel: Ale Rutenis
thomas flair
thomas flair
Published: 2008/08/14
Channel: mishielicious
Stella Margo--Kurt Thomas Gymnastics
Stella Margo--Kurt Thomas Gymnastics
Published: 2016/06/10
Channel: steve margo
Floor level 10 Kathleen York: Kurt Thomas Gymnastics
Floor level 10 Kathleen York: Kurt Thomas Gymnastics
Published: 2011/03/03
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Kurt Thomas 2015 Floor - 9.55 (Gold Medal)
Kurt Thomas 2015 Floor - 9.55 (Gold Medal)
Published: 2016/05/20
Channel: Emily Scott
Kurt Thomas Invitational 2014 - Floor
Kurt Thomas Invitational 2014 - Floor
Published: 2014/02/23
Channel: Billy Davis
Amari Sparks floor Kurt thomas
Amari Sparks floor Kurt thomas
Published: 2012/02/13
Channel: twinns77
Kurt Thomas Invitational
Kurt Thomas Invitational
Published: 2017/03/02
Channel: Florent Sinama Garcia
Kurt Thomas Meet //Gymnastics//
Kurt Thomas Meet //Gymnastics//
Published: 2012/03/24
Channel: CGymnastics123
Maddie Kurt Thomas Gymnastics Meet March 2013 Floor
Maddie Kurt Thomas Gymnastics Meet March 2013 Floor
Published: 2013/03/03
Channel: Mark Euckert
Thomas
Thomas
Published: 2007/08/20
Channel: AckroBabu
Floor - Kurt Thomas Invitational 2017
Floor - Kurt Thomas Invitational 2017
Published: 2017/02/27
Channel: Isabelle Fox
2017 Kurt Thomas Invitational - Rylie Bright Finals Floor Routine (9.800)
2017 Kurt Thomas Invitational - Rylie Bright Finals Floor Routine (9.800)
Published: 2017/05/29
Channel: Rylie Bright
Gymnastics - Special - 1970 To 1980 - Olga Korbut & Nadia Comaneci & Kurt Thomas - Host Jim McKay
Gymnastics - Special - 1970 To 1980 - Olga Korbut & Nadia Comaneci & Kurt Thomas - Host Jim McKay
Published: 2017/05/28
Channel: rss empresas
Pommel horse flares
Pommel horse flares
Published: 2013/07/26
Channel: Kurt Pflieger
Macie Miller 2017 Gymnastics Level 10 Kurt Thomas Invitational 2013 Beam
Macie Miller 2017 Gymnastics Level 10 Kurt Thomas Invitational 2013 Beam
Published: 2013/06/18
Channel: Macie Miller Gymnast
Maddie Kurt Thomas Gymnastics Meet March 2013 Bars
Maddie Kurt Thomas Gymnastics Meet March 2013 Bars
Published: 2013/03/03
Channel: Mark Euckert
Kurt Thomas Invitational
Kurt Thomas Invitational
Published: 2017/03/02
Channel: Florent Sinama Garcia
Super Lynz
Super Lynz's gymnastics
Published: 2007/04/11
Channel: saltocafe
Sydnie Dillard Kurt Thomas Finals Level 10 Floor 2008
Sydnie Dillard Kurt Thomas Finals Level 10 Floor 2008
Published: 2008/03/10
Channel: sydniedillard
Kurt Thomas invitational beam
Kurt Thomas invitational beam
Published: 2016/01/26
Channel: Catherine Valadez
Floor 9.5 - Kurt Thomas Invitational (Feb 25, 2017)
Floor 9.5 - Kurt Thomas Invitational (Feb 25, 2017)
Published: 2017/02/27
Channel: Victoria Henry - Level 10 Gymnast / Class of 2020
Beam - Kurt Thomas Invitational 2017
Beam - Kurt Thomas Invitational 2017
Published: 2017/02/27
Channel: Isabelle Fox
Kurt Thomas invitational 2016 vault
Kurt Thomas invitational 2016 vault
Published: 2016/01/25
Channel: Catherine Valadez
Addison Armstrong Kurt Thomas Invitational on 2015
Addison Armstrong Kurt Thomas Invitational on 2015
Published: 2015/02/22
Channel: toodlesofnc
Kurt Thomas Invitational 2012   Floor   Alaina Level 7
Kurt Thomas Invitational 2012 Floor Alaina Level 7
Published: 2016/06/28
Channel: Alaina Drouin Gymnastics
Kamryn at kurt thomas
Kamryn at kurt thomas
Published: 2017/02/27
Channel: Brian Johnson
Adria Biles Beam at 2014 Kurt Thomas
Adria Biles Beam at 2014 Kurt Thomas
Published: 2014/11/05
Channel: Ronald Biles
L4 V Kurt Thomas Invite
L4 V Kurt Thomas Invite
Published: 2010/10/16
Channel: LeslieHannahTV
Kurt Thomas invitational 2016 bars
Kurt Thomas invitational 2016 bars
Published: 2016/01/25
Channel: Catherine Valadez
Milana floor Kurt Thomas 2015
Milana floor Kurt Thomas 2015
Published: 2015/02/09
Channel: Lynn Cable
Kurt Thomas Invitational
Kurt Thomas Invitational
Published: 2017/03/02
Channel: Florent Sinama Garcia
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Kurt Thomas
Medal record
Men's gymnastics
Representing  United States
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1978 Strasbourg Floor exercise
Gold medal – first place 1979 Ft. Worth Floor exercise
Gold medal – first place 1979 Ft. Worth Horizontal bar
Silver medal – second place 1979 Ft. Worth All-around
Silver medal – second place 1979 Ft. Worth Parallel bars
Silver medal – second place 1979 Ft. Worth Pommel horse
Bronze medal – third place 1979 Ft. Worth Team competition
Pan American Games
Silver medal – second place 1975 Mexico City Pommel horse
Silver medal – second place 1975 Mexico City Vault
Bronze medal – third place 1975 Mexico City All-around
Bronze medal – third place 1975 Mexico City Horizontal bar
American Cup
Gold medal – first place 1978 New York All-Around
Gold medal – first place 1979 New York All-Around
Gold medal – first place 1980 New York All-Around

Kurt Bilteaux Thomas (born March 29, 1956 in Miami, Florida) is an American Olympic gymnast.

Thomas competed for Indiana State University; where he was a five-time NCAA champion, winning the parallel bars and all-around in 1977 and parallel bars, horizontal bar and the all-around in 1979. Thomas helped lead the men's gymnastics to the 1977 National Championship.

He earned All-America honors 13 times in his career and was the James E. Sullivan award winner in 1979, as well as the 1979 Nissen Award (the "Heisman" of men's gymnastics) awardee.[1][2] He was inducted into the Indiana State University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999 and the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame in 2010.

Thomas became a member of the US Olympic team at the 1976 Summer Olympics. In 1978, Thomas was the first American male gymnast to win a gold medal in floor exercise in a world championship. In 1979 he became the first gymnast to receive the James E. Sullivan Award for the best amateur athlete in the US and earned six medals at the World Championships, including gold on the horizontal bar and floor exercise, and silver in the all-around, parallel bars, and pommel horse. Coming off an impressive 1979 World Championship (6 medals), he was a favorite to win a gold medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics; however, the games were boycotted by the United States government.

Since the Olympics' strict amateurism rules at the time would have forced him to forgo many lucrative financial opportunities, Thomas elected not to attempt to compete in the 1984 Summer Olympics. With professionals allowed to compete by the time of the 1992 Summer Olympics, Thomas attempted a comeback. Despite his advanced age for a gymnast, he was able to make it to the 1992 United States Men's Gymnastics Olympic Trials, but his performance there fell short of what was needed to make the team.

Two gymnastic moves were named for him, the Thomas Flair, a pommel horse move, and the Thomas salto, his signature skill on floor exercise, a tucked 1.5 backward salto with 1.5 twist into a roll out (a difficult and dangerous skill even by today's standards).[3] The Thomas Flair on pommel horse, and then also performed on floor, was developed over years by several Pommel Horse specialists.[4] However, in gymnastics, new moves are named in the gymnastics rule book after the gymnast who is the first to perform the move in international competition.

In 1996, Thomas married Rebecca Jones, a dancer who also choreographs gymnastic routines. They have 2 children together, named Kassidy and Hunter Thomas.

In 2003, Thomas was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.[5] He and his wife Rebecca currently operate the Kurt Thomas Gymnastics Training Center in Frisco, Texas. His gym has hosted the USAG-sanctioned Kurt Thomas International Invitational gymnastics meet annually since 2003, and still does it.

In popular culture[edit]

Thomas starred in the 1985 film Gymkata as an athlete sent by the US government to compete in a deadly competition called The Game. The film earned Thomas a Razzie Award nomination for Worst New Star and was poorly received by critics, but has developed somewhat of a cult following due to its unintentional comedy.[6] Thomas also starred in the syndicated TV series True Confessions and has worked as a commentator for ABC Sports[7] and ESPN.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 4, 2012. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.gosycamores.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=15200&ATCLID=1550700
  3. ^ Skills Named for U.S. Gymnasts // USA Gymnastics
  4. ^ "Who Really Invented the Flair" (PDF). International Gymnast Magazine. October 1980. 
  5. ^ "KURT THOMAS". International Gymnastics Hall of Fame. Retrieved June 5, 2009. 
  6. ^ Rabin, Nathan (April 9, 2012). "Gymkata proves that tiny gymnasts make tough heroes". A.V. Club. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  7. ^ http://www.gymn-forum.net/bios/men/thomas.html

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