|Full name||Thomas John Plant|
|Born||November 6, 1957|
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Thomas John Plant (born November 6, 1957) is an American former speed skater.
He took part in 1980 Winter Games in Lake Placid.
He won a bronze medal at the 1980 Sprint Championships.
Eric Arthur Heiden is an American physician and a former long track speed skater, road cyclist and track cyclist. He won an unprecedented five individual gold medals, and set four Olympic records and one world record at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games. Heiden was the most successful athlete at those Olympic Games, single-handedly winning more gold medals than all nations except for the Soviet Union (10) and East Germany (9). He is the most successful Winter Olympian from a single edition of any Winter Olympics. He delivered the Athlete's Oath at those same 1980 Games. His coach was Dianne Holum.
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