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Thomas at the 2015 European Championships
|Full name||Kristian James Thomas|
|Country represented|| Great Britain
|Born||14 February 1989
Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England
|Height||180 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||78 kg (172 lb)|
|Discipline||Men's artistic gymnastics|
|Years on national team||2006–2017|
|Club||Earls Gymnastics Club|
|Head coach(es)||Michelle Bradley, Andrei Popov|
Kristian James Thomas (born 14 February 1989 in Wolverhampton) is a British former artistic gymnast. A long-standing member of both the England and Great Britain men's teams, he was a member of the British team that won gold in the 2012 European Championships team event, and a historic bronze in the same event at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He won his first global individual medal in the 2013 World Championships, a bronze in vault; it was also the first global medal ever won in vault by a British male gymnast. In 2015 he won his first major international title, gold in the floor exercise at the 2015 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships.
Thomas was coached by Michelle Bradley and Alexei Popov, and is a member of the Earls gymnastics club. He was born in Wolverhampton.
On 19 October 2017 Kristian announced his retirement from gymnastics.
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