Thomas Sopp

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Thomas Sopp
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Born (1971-09-15) 15 September 1971 (age 47)
Sandefjord, Norway
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Thomas Holmén Sopp (born 15 September 1971) is a Norwegian swimmer. He was born in Sandefjord. He competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. [1] He won a total of thirteen gold medals at the Norwegian championships. [2]

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References

  1. "Thomas Sopp". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  2. Schanke, Tom A (2007). Norsk Idrettsleksikon (in Norwegian). Aller Forlag. p. 418. ISBN   978-82-8156-044-4.