Laurence Thoms

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Birthday
26, 1980
Birthplace
Fiji
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
26, 1980 (age 39)
Birthplace
Fiji

About

Alpine skier who gained recognition at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics as the only representative from Fiji.

Before Fame

He was a ski instructor in New Zealand; his benefactor to the 2002 Olympics was a retired Swiss businessman and founder of the Fiji Alpine Ski Association.

Trivia

He became the first Pacific Islander to legitimately qualify for the Winter Olympics because of his athletic skills and not because of the wild cards process.

Family Life

His mother was of Fijian descent, while his father was from New Zealand.

Associated With

He and Fiji-born rugby player Joeli Vidiri were contemporaries.