Thomas Zander

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Thomas Zander
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Born (1967-08-25) 25 August 1967 (age 51)
Aalen, Germany
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight90 kg (198 lb)
Sport Wrestling
Event(s) Greco-Roman
ClubKSV Aalen
Coached byLothar Ruch
Hans Juergen Weichert

Thomas Zander (born 25 August 1967) is a German Greco-Roman wrestler. He won a silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Zander also won four medals at the World Wrestling Championships, including gold in 1994, and six medals at the European Wrestling Championships, including gold in 1990, 1992, 1993, and 1994.

Germany Federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North Seas to the north, and the Alps, Lake Constance and the High Rhine to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, and Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west.

Greco-Roman wrestling genre of amateur wrestling

Greco-Roman (US) or Graeco-Roman (UK) wrestling is a style of wrestling that is practiced worldwide. It was contested at the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 and has been included in every edition of the summer Olympics held since 1908.This style of wrestling forbids holds below the waist; this is the major difference from freestyle wrestling, the other form of wrestling at the Olympics. This restriction results in an emphasis on throws because a wrestler cannot use trips to take an opponent to the ground, or avoid throws by hooking or grabbing the opponent's leg.

1996 Summer Olympics Games of the XXVI Olympiad, in Atlanta

The 1996 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad, commonly known as Atlanta 1996, and also referred to as the Centennial Olympic Games, were an international multi-sport event that was held from July 19 to August 4, 1996, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. These Games, which were the fourth Summer Olympics to be hosted by the United States, marked the centenary of the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens—the inaugural edition of the modern Olympic Games. They were also the first since 1924 to be held in a different year from a Winter Olympics, under a new IOC practice implemented in 1994 to hold the Summer and Winter Games in alternating, even-numbered years.

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