Thomas Plößel

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Thomas Plößel
Personal information
Born (1988-04-29) 29 April 1988 (age 30)
Oldenburg, Germany
Height181 cm (5 ft 11 in) [1]
Weight80 kg (176 lb) [1]
Sailing career
Class(es) 49er

Thomas Plößel (born 29 April 1988) is a German sailor who won the bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the 49er class together with Erik Heil.

The Men's 49er was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 2016 Summer Olympics program in Rio de Janeiro and took place between 12–18 August at Marina da Glória. 13 races were held.

49er (dinghy) ship type

The 49er and 49er FX is a two-handed skiff-type high-performance sailing dinghy. The two crew work on different roles with the helm making many tactical decisions, as well as steering, and the crew doing most of the sail control. Both of the crew are equipped with their own trapeze and sailing is handled while "flying".

Erik Heil is a German sailor. He competes in the 49er and won a place in the Qualification for the 2016 Summer Olympics together with Thomas Plößel. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, they won the bronze medal.

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