Thomas Wieser (athlete)

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Thomas Wieser
Personal information
Nationality Swiss
Born (1949-12-28) 28 December 1949 (age 68)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) High jump

Thomas Wieser (born 28 December 1949) is a Swiss athlete. He competed in the men's high jump at the 1968 Summer Olympics. [1]

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References

  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Thomas Wieser Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC . Retrieved 29 December 2017.