Thorsten Margis in 2014
|Born||14 August 1989|
Bad Honnef, West Germany
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||107 kg (236 lb)|
Thorsten Margis (born 14 August 1989) is a German bobsledder.
Margis competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics for Germany. He teamed with driver Francesco Friedrich, Gregor Bermbach and Jannis Bäcker in the Germany-2 sled in the four-man event, finishing 10th.
As of April 2014, his best showing at the World Championships is 4th, in the 2013 team event, with his best finish in an Olympic discipline 13th in the 2013 four-man event.
Margis made his World Cup debut in January 2013. As of April 2014, he has three World Cup podium finishes, with his best results a pair of silver medals in 2013–14.
Margis and Francesco Friedrich tied with Canada's Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz for the gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
|6 January 2013||Altenberg||Four-man|| Thomas Florschütz |
|4 January 2014||Winterberg||Four-man|| Francesco Friedrich |
|5 January 2014||Winterberg||Four-man|| Francesco Friedrich |
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