Kurt Thomas Death : Olympics Gymnast Dies at Age 64.

By | September 27, 2020

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Kurt Thomas Death : Olympics Gymnast Dies at Age 64.

Kurt Thomas, the winner of the first World Championship gold medal in the history of U.S. gymnastics, passed away on June 5th has died, according to a statement posted online on June. 6, 2020.

Thomas, known for his original and daring skills, including the “Thomas Flair” on pommel horse, and the “Thomas Salto” on floor exercise, won a total of eight world medals, three of them gold, at the 1978 and 1979 World Championships.  According to a report by Intgymnast

Cause of Death.

We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.


The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.

Randy L Lane wrote 
One of my first role models in this great sport of gymnastics passed away yesterday. RIP Kurt Thomas, you meant the world to me and many other young men in our sport. Your innovation, style and talent, made this young boy chase his own dreams! Thank you for your legend. RIP.
Tom James wrote 
More from former IndState SID Ed McKee on the passing of Kurt Thomas: “I ‘liked’/LOVED his gymnastics career and am so saddened to learn of his loss! Condolences to (the) Thomas family and the U.S. gymnastics community!”
Don Erik wrote 
This evening I share the sorrow of our Sycamore family as we mourn the loss of Kurt Thomas. He represented his university and country with professionalism and class. We will honor his legacy later this year. Our deepest sympathy is extended to his wife Beckie and their family.
Wes Reynolds wrote 
Kurt Thomas was the favorite to win the all-around gold for USA in 1980 before the boycott of the Moscow games. He won six medals at the ‘79 worlds. Couldn’t come back in ‘84 because of amateurism rules.
Nastia Liukin
Rest In Peace Kurt Thomas
Thank you for everything you did in the gymnastics community. You will forever be remembered as a true legend. Sending love and prayers to Beckie and the entire family. Xo
Pia // please donate/petition/use ur voice
Kurt Thomas. I remember that his book was in my high school library and it was literally the only gymnastics book there and I was amazed by his career and experiences. He’s amazing… May he rest in peace.


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