Kurt Thomas Gymnastics Death – kurt thomas first title holder in tumbling and an Olympian, passed on Friday at age 64 get-togethers experiencing a stroke, his family said. Thomas had a stroke May 24, brought about by a tear of the basilar corridor in the mind stem. Kurt carried on with his life to the limit, and I will be perpetually respected to be his better half.
Thomas, subsequent to contending at the 1976 Olympics, turned into the primary American to win a gold award at the big showdowns, taking the floor practice title in 1978. Thomas had influenza like side effects and was tipsy to the point that he considered pulling out.
Thomas said he was told there was a deferral before the award function since coordinators in Strasbourg, France, didn’t have the “Star-Spangled Banner” convenient, given the U.S.’ absence of accomplishment in the game.