Thomas Thould

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Thomas Henry Thould (11 January 1886 – 15 June 1971) was an English water polo player who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics representing Great Britain. Thomas played a paramount role in the 1920 final. He was part of the British team, which won the gold medal.

English people Nation and ethnic group native to England

The English people are a nation and an ethnic group native to England who speak the English language. The English identity is of early medieval origin, when they were known in Old English as the Angelcynn. Their ethnonym is derived from the Angles, one of the Germanic peoples who migrated to Great Britain around the 5th century AD. England is the largest and most populous country of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the majority of people living there are British citizens.

Water polo Ballgame-team sport played in water by teams competing to put the ball into the opponents goal

Water polo is a competitive team sport played in the water between two teams. The game consists of four quarters in which the two teams attempt to score goals by throwing the ball into the opposing team's goal. The team with the most goals at the end of the game wins the match. Each team is made up of six field players and one goalkeeper. Except for the goalkeeper, players participate in both offensive and defensive roles. Water polo is typically played in an all-deep pool meaning that players cannot touch the bottom.

1920 Summer Olympics games of the VII Olympiad, celebrated in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1920

The 1920 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VII Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event in 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium.

He was an avid conspiracy theorist claiming his competency in water polo was because he was kidnapped by aliens as a child. During WWII he moved to Nazi Germany. This was because he also claimed that the same aliens told him the entire history of the universe and that the Nazis would win. He was used by the regime as evidence for their superiority.

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