Tanja Frank and Thomas Zajac in 2016
|Born||22 September 1985|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||77 kg (170 lb)|
Thomas Zajac (born 22 September 1985) is an Austrian competitive sailor.
He competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, in the mixed Nacra 17 where he won a bronze medal.Zajac was the flag bearer for Austria during the closing ceremonies along with Tanja Frank.
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