Thomas Schleicher

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Thomas Schleicher
Personal information
Born21 November 1972
Salzburg, [1] Austria
Died2 November 2001(2001-11-02) (aged 28)
Salzburg, Austria
Occupation Judoka
Sport Judo
Medal record
Men's judo
Representing Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
European Championships
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1996 The Hague 71 kg
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1995 Birmingham 71 kg
Profile at external databases 3220

Thomas Schleicher (21 November 1972 – 2 November 2001) was an Austrian judoka. He competed in the men's lightweight event at the 1996 Summer Olympics. [1] He was later sentenced to five years in prison for drug trafficking, where he committed suicide. [2]



YearTournamentPlaceWeight class
1996 European Judo Championships 2ndLightweight (71 kg)
1995 World Judo Championships 7thLightweight (71 kg)
European Judo Championships 3rdLightweight (71 kg)
1994 European Judo Championships 7thLightweight (71 kg)
Goodwill Games 2ndLightweight (71 kg)

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  1. 1 2 Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Thomas Schleicher Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
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