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The Thunderbolts are a blue and yellow team introduced in Marble League 2016. Thunderbolts pre-qualified for Marble League 2017 after ending in third in Marble League 2016. They qualified for Marble League 2018 by finishing in 3rd in their group.

The original four members of the team originated from Thorston and competed in Knikkegen Marble League before attending Marble League 2016.

After Marble League 2018 however, the original team dissolved out of a lack of passion for the sport, and the Thunderbolts were reconstructed with former trainers from Thorston. Since then, the Thunderbolts have been disappointing as they finished 13th in next two Marble Leagues. They showed promise in Marble League Winter Special and Marbula One Season 2 as they finished top half in both tournaments. Later, they managed to qualify for Marble League 2021 by placing first in their group.

Team Members

Athletes

Original Thunderbolts logo.

The Thunderbolts in 2017

Bolta, Bolto, Boltu and Bolty were the original members of the Thunderbolts. Boltew was introduced in 2018. In 2019, the entire Thunderbolts roster was replaced by five new members: Thunder, Lightning, Bolt, Shock and Zap. Thunder became team captain in 2019.

2016 -
2017
2018 2019 -
Present
Bolta Bolta
Bolto Bolto
Bolty Bolty
Boltu Boltu
Boltew
Thunder Captain.png
Lightning
Bolt
Shock
Zap
Color Meaning
Team Member
Reserve Member
Injured

Timeline

Managers

Manager From To Events G S B Tot. Honors
Static Early 2020 - Late 2020 present 22 2 4 1 7 Marble League 2021 Qualifiers Group A Champion

Coaches

Coach From To Events G S B Tot. Honors
Thunderstorm 15 March 2019[1] present 66 2 8 1 11 Marble League 2021 Qualifiers Group A Champion

Note: Events include any kind of events (friendlies, other tournaments, ...).

History

Pre-Marble League

The Thunderbolts come from the twin cities of Thorston and Stormholm in northern Europe. The four original members, Bolta, Bolto, Boltu, and Bolty, first met at a mythology convention in 2012, all dressed up as mythical creatures of the sky. When they tried to communicate, they realized that none of them could speak and so they started to speak to each other in roll language. During their discussion, the four found out that they had several things in common, including an affinity for racing. They had each tried to join a marble sports team but found their inability to speak a barrier to competing. Once they left the convention, the four decided to form a marble sports team called the Thunderbolts.

The Thunderbolts joined the Knikkegen Marble League later that year and rose through the ranks, finishing second in 2014 and 2015 behind the Screw Blades and Team Primary respectively. The team became known as one of the fastest teams and, by 2016, had emerged as one of the top teams in the KML. This led to them being invited to take part in Marble League 2016 alongside Team Primary. The team accepted the invitation, wishing to have the public know them not as the team that couldn't talk, but as the team that always shocked the competition. They also didn't hold interviews for the first three years of competition.[2]

2016

The Thunderbolts win against the Jawbreakers in Collision

The Thunderbolts started off unconvincingly in Marble League 2016, coming in 11th in the first event, Balancing. It was in Event 2, the Relay Race, where they won their first medal, a bronze. This was immediately followed by a gold in Event 3, Collision, putting the team into first place overall. A sixth-place-finish in the Sand Rally dropped the team to fourth, but Bolta was able to earn the team a silver medal in Event 5, the Long Jump, enough for the team to retake the lead in the standings.

Bolto losing to Speedy from the Savage Speeders and Yellup from Mellow Yellow in a photo finish

The Thunderbolts proceeded to keep up with their strong performance, as they kept scoring points in every event except for one and won another bronze medal in Event 9, Team Pursuit, which allowed them to retake the lead once again. They remained there for the next two events until Bolto won the team another bronze medal in the final event, the Hurdles, narrowly missing out on a silver by 0.02 seconds. The team had been in the top two since Event 5, but their final bronze was not enough for them to keep their lead. They fell to third overall at the end of Marble League 2016, tied with Mellow Yellow on points, but behind them in medals. This meant they had automatically qualified for Marble League 2017.[2]

2017

Bolty in the starting gate of the Long Jump

The team started off Marble League 2017 with an eighth place finish in the first event, the Funnel Race, followed by a bronze medal for Bolty in the next event, the Long Jump. The team rose to fifth overall as a result. However, their surprisingly poor performance in Event 3, Fidget Spinner Collision, foreshadowed the downfall of the Thunderbolts. The team continued to struggle as they finished within the bottom half in the next six events, except for Event 6, the Relay Run, where they managed to finish in seventh after being eliminated in the semi-finals.

The team on the course of the Steeplechase

By the end of Event 9, Steeplechase, the Thunderbolts had dropped to 14th overall and were no longer eligible for the Marble League title. The Thunderbolts had a small comeback when the team won a bronze medal in Event 10, Archery, and Bolta won another in Event 12, the Sand Rally. Unfortunately, they couldn't jump up the standings any further, finishing in 12th overall. It was a far cry from their incredible top three finish the previous year, but the team were still grateful to have taken part.[2]

2018

The Thunderbolts and the Shining Swarm in the starting gate of the Halfpipe

The Thunderbolts returned for the Marble League 2018 Qualifiers, where they would compete in Group C. Following in the steps of the previous season, the team were eliminated in the first round of the first event, Curling. However, they managed to make up for it by finishing the next three events within the top half, including a third place finish for Bolta in the Snow Race event and a first place finish in the Halfpipe, the latter of which put them into third place in the group, enough to qualify for Marble League 2018 with high hopes.

The Crazy Cat's Eyes and the Thunderbolts in the starting gate of Team Pursuit

The Thunderbolts had a poor start to the competition, with Boltu coming in 15th in Event 1, the 5 Meter Ice Dash. But a fifth place finish for Bolto in the Ski Jump and a fourth place finish in the Halfpipe reignited their hope. They won their first gold medal of the games in the next event, Bobsled, moving the team into second overall. The team went on to stay in the top half of the standings for most of the rest of the season, partly due to a bronze medal in Event 8, Snowboard Cross, and another in Event 10, the Biathlon. However, they faltered in the final two events, and they fell to ninth at the end of Marble League 2018.

During the offseason, the Thunderbolts continued to falter in the events they took part in. Bolto failed to finish in the 100 Meter Water Race, and the team failed to get through the heats in the Amazing Maze Marble Race. It became clear that the original four members, as well as their reserve, Boltew, had had enough. Their hearts were not in the Marble League anymore, and they wanted to live life again, and so they retired.[2]

2019

With these retirements, it looked like the Thunderbolts would retire from the Marble League. The team's coach and manager, Thunderstorm, recruited five of their trainers from Thorston - Thunder, Lightning, Bolt, Shock, and Zap, to become the new members of the Thunderbolts. Bolt is Bolty's cousin, while Lightning had previously competed individually in the Knikkegen Marble League, Thunder and Shock had competed in the Tour de Vellis and Zap was a rising star.

Lightning in the Funnel Race

The new Thunderbolts competed in the Marble League 2019 Qualifiers. The new members stunned the competition by finishing in ninth and qualifying for Marble League 2019. The new team had a good start to the competition with a sixth place finish for Lightning in the Underwater Race, followed by a fifth place finish for Shock in the Funnel Race. The team broke the Marble League Record in Event 3, Balancing, before being beaten by the Hazers, earning their first medal as a new team, a silver, moving the team to fourth overall.

The Thunderbolts in the starting gate of the final of the Relay Run

Unfortunately, the Thunderbolts could not keep their momentum and failed to come higher than seventh place in the rest of the competition, apart for a fourth place finish in Event 6, the Relay Run, and a sixth place finish for Thunder in Event 14, Surfing. This included two back-to-back last place finishes in Event 11, the Dirt Race, and Event 12, Rafting. By the end of Event 13, the Elimination Race, the team were no longer eligible for the Marble League title. They still could not turn things around and eventually finished in 13th place overall, not winning a medal for 13 consecutive events.

A rejected Thunderbolts logo, designed by Tim Ritz

The Thunderbolts put in a bid to host Marble League 2020 which they lost to Team Galactic. The team were left dejected as they returned to Thorston. A few months later they received an invitation to take part in Marbula One Season 1. The team were shocked but accepted it without hesitation, choosing Shock and Bolt to represent them.[2]

2020

Marbula One Season 1

Bolt overtaking Orangin from the O'rangers in the Greenstone Grand Prix

The team had a poor start to Marbula One Season 1 as they only managed to score points in one of the Grands Prix in the first half of the season, placing 13th out of 16 teams at the end of the first half. However, the second half of the tournament turned out to be much better as Bolt managed to qualify third at the Greenstone Grand Prix. In the race Bolt managed to grab the lead from Orangin from the O'rangers but lost it on the penultimate lap, and was unable to catch up, finishing in second, winning the team's first medal. On their team's home track, the Short Circuit, Shock qualified in eighth, but managed to climb up to second during the race, taking the Thunderbolts to sixth in the overall standings. Unfortunately they returned to their form from the first half of the season during the last two races which led them to finish the season in eighth overall. This was still their best finish since Marble League 2016.

The Thunderbolts returned home to train for Marble League 2020 in their newly built training facility on the southeast outskirts of Thorston, one of the largest training facilities on Marblearth. It was designed by Avalanche who had designed many famous buildings across Northern Europe and had been built to accommodate the harsh storms that occur in the city and had both indoor and outdoor facilities.[2]

Marble League 2020

The Thunderbolts in the starting gate of Balancing

In the Marble League 2020 Qualifiers, the Thunderbolts started off well in Balancing by getting a score of 351, which was good enough for fifth. Shock managed to finish third in their heat of Funnel Endurance, enough to get eighth in this event, keeping them in fifth place overall. A sixth-place-finish in Block Pushing elevated them to second overall, with only the Savage Speeders in front of them. In the final event, the Thunderbolts won their heat, finishing in seventh in the 5 Meter Sprint, enough for them to qualify for Marble League 2020 in fourth.

The Thunderbolts in the starting gate of Black Hole Funnel

Unfortunately for the Thunderbolts, the team again started off with a slow start to Marble League 2020 and was never able to recover. They finished in eighth or below in all but three of the first 14 events - a fifth in the Long Jump and a seventh in the Triathlon and Black Hole Funnel. At the end of Event 14, the Team Aquathlon, they were in 15th overall, only 12 points ahead of last place Mellow Yellow, not able to finish the season in top three. The team had also failed to win a single medal for 27 consecutive events. If they didn't win a medal in the next event, Collision, then they would have had the longest streak of non-podium finishes.

The Thunderbolts beat the Hazers in Collision

The team was placed in Group A of Collision alongside Team Galactic, the O'rangers and the Green Ducks. The team surprisingly won against Team Galactic and the O'rangers using a technique they had learned from Bolty and moved on to the knock-out stage. The team was able to win every match until the final where they lost to the Savage Speeders by one point, winning a silver, ending their medal-less streak. The silver was much needed for the team and the team jumped up to 11th in the standings with just one event to go. Shock placed third in the placement race of the Marble Marathon, but only finished in 15th. This dropped the team back to 13th overall, another bottom half finish int he Marble League.

The Thunderbolts returned home and held a press conference in Stromholm with the five original members of the team. Despite their poor performance, the city was not dejected. The team's new manager, Static, stressed the fact that the team is built on a legacy of overcoming adversity and Bolto highlighted that the old team's achievements were not better than the new team's - it's about determination, not winning. They also announced that Thunderstorm would be focusing more on performance level and training and that Bolta and Bolty would be involved with training, focusing on the mental side of competing.[2]

Marbula One Season 2

Hazy from the Hazers overtaking Bolt from the Thunderbolts in the Tumult Turnpike Grand Prix

During the offseason, the Thunderbolts were again invited to participate in Marbula One Season 2, sending Shock and Bolt again. The team again got off to a slow start as they only managed to get 11 points in the first three Grands Prix, placing 11th out of 20 teams.

Bolt managed to turn the tables around in the Aquamaring Grand Prix as they placed fourth in the qualifiers. They were able to rise and took the lead on lap 6 but failed to hold the lead after bumping against the safety lane on lap 11 of the race, and was never able to recover from that mistake, finishing in second. Bolt's second place finish elevated the team to fifth overall. Bolt participated in the next Grand Prix as well, the Tumult Turnpike Grand Prix, and managed to get pole in the qualifiers. During the race Bolt was overtaken by Yellow Eye from the Crazy Cat's Eyes but was able to take the lead back. Limelime from the Limers was able to take the lead from Bolt for just two laps before Bolt again retook the lead. Hazy from the Hazers grabbed the lead on the penultimate lap and Bolt was unable to reclaim the lead, finishing in second for the second Grand Prix in a row. Shock finished the first half of the season with a fifth place finish at the Arctic Circuit, taking the team into fourth place overall, much better than the previous season.[2]

2021

Marble League Winter Special

Thunder and Billy from the Green Ducks on the course of Speed Skating

During the offseason, the team was invited to participate in the Marble League Winter Special. Despite improving performances in Marbula One, Shock surprisingly placed last in the first event, the Ice Dash. Bolt's silver in the Snowboard Cross was able to elevate the team up to sixth place overall. Thunder surprised everyone by breaking the Marble League Record in Speed Skating, clinching the first gold medal since the team changed their new roster, and the team rose to second in the standings. The team could only manage tenth in the Bobsled and lost to the Snowballs in the heats of the final event, Ice Hockey, falling to fifth in the standings, their best tournament finish since Marble League 2016. Thunder acknowledged that the work of Bolta and Bolty on their mental game was starting to improve their results.[2]

Marbula One Season 2

The team continued their strong showings and started off the second half of Marbula One Season 2 with a bronze in the Raceforest Grand Prix, jumping to second in the standings. Unfortunately, the team fell apart during the next few races as they failed to qualify for three out of the next five Grands Prix, scoring just 12 more points in the season. This sudden poor performance dropped the team to sixth overall by the end of the season. Bolt placed fifth in the individual standing despite failing to qualify in the final Grand Prix at the Midnight Bay Circuit, better than they done last season. Bolt was unsure what happened but speculated that the Marble League Winter Special maybe hadn't been as beneficial to their focus as they first thought.[2]

Marble League 2021

The Thunderbolts in the starting gate of the Wave alongside Mellow Yellow

The team had high hopes going into the off-season where they participated in Marble League 2021 Practice Race. To everyone's surprise, Bolt finished last out of 28 teams. The Thunderbolts decided to stay in Felynia before the Marble League 2021 Qualifiers, spending time in the Marble League village exploring the river.[2]

The Thunderbolts were placed in Group A for the Marble League 2021 Qualifiers. Despite recent poor performances, the Thunderbolts surprised everyone by getting four straight top half finishes in the Qualifiers, including the team's second place in the Wave and Thunder's win in the Sand Rally, managing to qualify top of their group.

The Thunderbolts had a much better start to Marble League 2021 than they had the previous year, finishing in the top half for all but two of the first 12 events. However, they did not manage to medal, just missing out on the podium by finishing fourth in Event 1, the Wave, and Event 4, Funnel Endurance. This consistency put them in third overall at the end of Event 5, the 5 Meter Relay. However, consistency was not enough to keep them there and they had fallen to sixth by the end of Event 12, Diving.

The Thunderbolts finally broke their medal-less streak in Event 13, the Elimination Race, where Bolt finished in third, taking the team into fifth place overall. Unfortunately, the Thunderbolts again had a poorer end to the season, with bottom half finishes in two of the last three events, dropping the team to eighth overall at the end of the tournament. This was their best finish since Marble League 2016 and the best finish for the new team.

2022

Marbula One Season 3

The Thunderbolts were invited to compete in the third season of Marbula One, which they accepted. After Shock's poor second-half performance in the previous season, the team decided to replace them with Thunder, whereas Bolt was chosen to compete again.

Marble League 2016

Main article: Marble League 2016

Thunderbolts at the Marble League 2016 Opening Ceremony

Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standing
Balancing All 226 cm 11th 0 11th
Relay Race All 23.79 sec. 3rd 5 7th
Collision All Winner 1st 10 1st
Sand Rally Bolto 0:59.02 6th 2 4th
Long Jump Bolta 97.6 cm 2nd 7 1st
Water Race Bolty 1:20.50 5th 3 1st
High Jump Bolta 50 cm 9th 1 2nd
10 Meter Sprint Bolta 5.138 sec. 6th 2 2nd
Team Pursuit All 25.56 sec. 3rd 5 1st
Precision Slalom All 15 pts 8th 1 1st
Quartet Diving All 26.64 pts 13th 0 1st
Hurdles Bolto 5.36 sec. 3rd 5 3rd

Marble League 2017

Main article: Marble League 2017

Main Tournament

The Thunderbolts automatically qualified for Marble League 2017.

Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standing
Funnel Race Bolto 1:05.94 8th 8 8th
Long Jump Bolty 71.0 cm 3rd 15 5th
Fidget Spinner Collision All Heat Loss 11th 5 10th
5-meter Sprint Bolta 7.33 sec. 13th 3 11th
Hurdles Boltu 11.40 sec. 16th 0 12th
Relay Run All 12.30 sec. 7th 9 13th
Block Pushing All 126.1 cm 13th 3 13th
High Jump Bolto 35.5 cm 15th 1 14th
Steeplechase All 44.76 sec. 13th 3 14th
Archery All 36.5 cm 3rd 15 13th
Underwater Race Bolty 13.98 sec. 10th 6 13th
Sand Rally Bolta 1:26.36 3rd 15 12th

Marble League 2018

Main article: Marble League 2018

Thunderbolts logo in 2018

Qualifiers

The Thunderbolts competed in Group C.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Curling All First Round Loss 7th 2 7th
Snow Race Bolta DNF 3rd 6 6th
5 Meter Ice Dash Boltu 4.94 sec. 4th 5 5th
Halfpipe All 39.49 sec. 1st 8 3rd

Main Tournament

Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standing
5 Meter Ice Dash Boltu 5.22 sec. 15th 1 15th
Ski Jump Bolto 116.3 cm 5th 11 10th
Halfpipe All 28.32 sec. 4th 12 8th
Bobsled All 13.09 sec. 1st 25 2nd
Speed Skating Bolta 31.51 sec. 11th 5 5th
Team Pursuit All 31.02 sec. 11th 5 7th
Snow Rally Bolty 51.90 sec. 7th 9 6th
Snowboard Cross Bolto 51.84 sec. 3rd 15 4th
Curling All Heat Loss 16th 0 8th
Biathlon All 23.13 sec. 3rd 15 5th
Ice Hockey All Heat Loss 12th 4 6th
Sand Mogul Race Bolty 6.33 sec. 9th 7 9th

Other 2018 Competitions

The Thunderbolts took part in two other competitions in 2018: the 100 Meter Water Race and the Amazing Maze Marble Race.

Event Participant Final Result Place
100 Meter Water Race Bolto DNF 27th
Amazing Maze Marble Race All 27 pts 18th

Marble League 2019

Main article: Marble League 2019

Thunderbolts' original logo for the 2019 season, designed by Hersh.

Thunderbolts' logo, designed by Pim Leurs.

Qualifiers

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Funnel Race Lightning 1:16.83 6th 13 6th
Block Pushing All 103.8 cm 7th 12 6th
Relay Race All 10.35 sec. 10th 9 8th
Underwater Race Shock 29.88 sec. 13th 6 9th

Main Tournament

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Underwater Race Lightning 15.45 sec. 6th 10 6th
Funnel Race Shock 1:45.80 5th 11 5th
Balancing All 408 cm 2nd 20 4th
Gravitrax Slalom All 9.26 sec. 11th 5 6th
5 Meter Sprint Bolt 6.222 sec. 11th 5 7th
Relay Run All 10.826 sec. 4th 12 7th
Block Pushing All 57.8 cm 12th 4 8th
Summer Biathlon Shock 34.23 sec. 8th 8 8th
Hurdles Race Bolt 9.451 sec. 15th 1 10th
Hubelino Maze All 75 pts 9th 7 10th
Dirt Race Lightning DNF 16th 0 12th
Rafting All 42.53 sec. 16th 0 12th
Elimination Race Shock 16.57 sec. 8th 8 12th
Surfing Thunder (C) 48.84 6th 10 12th
Collision All Quarterfinal Loss 7th 9 12th
Sand Rally Bolt 2:02.29 7th 9 13th

Marbula One Season 1

Main article: Marbula One Season 1
Season Entrant SAV ORA MOM HOR GDK TBO RSP MNW Points Total
S1 Shock 15th 13th 2nd 12th 20th (18) 8th (49)
Bolt 5th 12th 2nd 9th 11th (31)
Grand Prix Participant Qualifying
Position
Time Place Points Overall
Standing
Shock
Standing
Bolt
Standing
Savage Speedway Shock P13 5:38.46 15th 0 15th 15th -
O'raceway Bolt P10 5:24.44 5th 10 9th 29th 10th
Momotorway Shock P6 5:49.96 13th 0 11th 29th 13th
Hivedrive Bolt P8 5:43.33 12th 0 13th 31st 17th
Greenstone Bolt P3 6:02.11 2nd 19 8th 31st 7th
Short Circuit Shock P8 5:29.53 2nd 18 6th 17th 10th
Razzway Shock P10 5:37.98 12th 0 6th 18th 11th
Midnight Bay Bolt P13 8:01.20 9th 2 8th 20th 11th

Marble League 2020

Main article: Marble League 2020

Qualifiers

The Thunderbolts qualified for Marble League 2020.

Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standing
Balancing All 351 cm 5th 15 5th
Funnel Endurance Shock 2:07.90 8th 12 5th
Block Pushing All 62.3 cm 6th 14 2nd
5 Meter Sprint Bolt 5.285 sec. 7th 13 4th

Main Tournament

Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standing
Balancing All 261 cm 13th 3 13th
Halfpipe All 53.15 sec. 14th 2 15th
Funnel Endurance Shock 1:57.27 8th 8 14th
Newton's Cradle Thunder & Lightning 91.65 cm 14th 2 14th
Long Jump Bolt 81.65 cm 5th 11 13th
5 Meter Hurdles Bolt 8.845 sec. 11th 5 13th
Block Pushing All 74.80 cm 11th 5 13th
Triathlon Shock 34.79 sec. 7th 9 12th
Sand Mogul Race Zap 8.757 sec. 14th 2 14th
5 Meter Sprint Bolt 6.184 sec. 8th 8 13th
Black Hole Funnel Lightning & Thunder 72.41 sec. 7th 9 11th
Relay Run All 8.688 sec. 12th 4 13th
High Jump Thunder 37.5 cm 10th 6 14th
Team Aquathlon All 19.40 sec. 12th 4 15th
Collision All Final Loss 2nd 20 11th
Marble Marathon Shock 10:51.20 15th 1 13th

Marbula One Season 2

Main article: Marbula One Season 2
Season Entrant MNT ORA BEE OCE BOC SNO JMP MOM PRM HAZ SAV MNW Points Total
S2

Shock

10th 10th 5th DNQ DNQ 7th 27th (26) 6th (92)
Bolt 9th 2nd 2nd 3rd 9th DNQ 5th (66)
Grand Prix Participant Qualifying
Position
Time Place Points Overall
Standing
Shock
Standing
Bolt
Standing
Minty Mania Shock P10 8:11.40 10th 3 10th 10th -
O'raceway Bolt P8 8:42.21 9th 5* 11th 19th 17th
Honeydome Shock P5 7:58.95 10th 3 11th 21st 22nd
Aquamaring Bolt P4 8:08.63 2nd 20 5th 23rd 8th
Tumult Turnpike Bolt P1 7:46.40 2nd 21** 4th 26th 3rd
Arctic Circuit Shock P8 8:10.54 5th 12 4th 20th 4th
Raceforest Bolt P7 8:30.99 3rd 16 2nd 21st 2nd
Momotorway Shock P20 - - 0 3rd 23rd 3rd
Palette Park Bolt P14 6:31.55 9th 4 2nd 29th 4th
Misty Mountain Shock P20 - - 0 6th 29th 4th
Savage Speedway Shock P5 6:59.19 7th 8 5th 22nd 5th
Midnight Bay Bolt P17 - - 0 6th 27th 5th

*Bolt set the fastest lap, earning them 1 extra point.
**Bolt qualified in pole position, earning them 1 extra point.

Marble League Winter Special

Main article: Marble League Winter Special
Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Ice Dash Shock 4.922 sec. 16th 0 16th
Snowboard Cross Bolt 19.673 sec. 2nd 20 6th
Speed Skating Thunder (C) 29.46 sec. (MR) 1st 25 2nd
Bobsled All 7.499 sec. 10th 6 2nd
Ice Hockey All Round of 16 Loss 11th 5 5th

2020/21 Offseason

Event Participant Final Result Place
Marble League 2021 Practice Race Bolt 3:11.64 28th

Marble League 2021

Main article: Marble League 2021

Qualifiers

The Thunderbolts competed in Group A. They qualified for Marble League 2021.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Wave All 33 pts 2nd 12 2nd
Funnel Endurance Shock 1:35.10 6th 6 3rd
Relay Race All 8.881 sec. 6th 6 4th
Sand Rally Thunder 1:43.38 1st 15 1st

Main Tournament

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Wave All 32 pts 4th 12 4th
Balancing All 267 cm 6th 10 5th
5 Meter Sprint Zap (R) 6.125 sec. 8th 8 7th
Funnel Endurance Shock 2:08.36 4th 12 4th
5 Meter Relay All 8.518 sec. 5th 11 3rd
Jousting Thunder (C) & Lightning Round of 16 Loss 12th 4 5th
5 Meter Hurdles Shock 9.702 sec. 7th 9 6th
Block Pushing All 159.25 cm 5th 11 4th
Triathlon Shock 25.87 sec. 11th 5 7th
Steeplechase All 23.50 sec. 6th 10 7th
Sand Mogul Race Lightning 53.77 sec. 5th 11 7th
Diving All 9.80 pts 6th 10 6th
Elimination Race Bolt Eliminated Round 14 3rd 15 5th
Sand Rally Thunder (C) 1:25.14 7th 9 5th
Football All Round of 16 Loss 13th 3 6th
Marblocross Bolt 7:39.15 11th 5 8th

Marbula One Season 3

Main article: Marbula One Season 3

The Thunderbolts currently take part in Marbula One Season 3, represented by Thunder and Bolt.

Season Entrant BOC GLI HAZ ORA MYL BEE MOM GAL TBO KOB MNW CCE Points Total
S3 Thunder 7th 9th 7th 16th 18th 13th 29th (31)* 13th (70)*
Bolt 10th 16th 9th 16th 1st 19th (39)*

* Season still in progress

Grand Prix Participant Qualifying
Position
Time Place Points Overall
Standing
Thunder
Standing
Bolt
Standing
Tumult Turnpike Bolt P15 7:51.18 10th 6 10th - 10th
Sleet Street Thunder P1 7:25.56 7th 12* 8th 11th 20th
Misty Mountain Bolt P20 6:57.08 16th 0 12th 14th 27th
O'raceway Thunder P8 7:50.06 9th 7 13th 13th 31st
Mellow Meadows Bolt P9 7:27.17 9th 7 10th 15th 24th
Honeydome Thunder P6 7:22.08 7th 9 9th 14th 26th
Momotorway Bolt P15 7:37.06 16th 0 15th 18th 31st
Stardust Accelerator Thunder P17 6:51.08 16th 0 19th 21st 34th
Short Circuit Bolt P3 6:28.03 1st 26** 9th 23rd 15th
Electron Expressway Thunder P17 7:09.71 18th 0 12th 27th 17th
Midnight Bay Thunder P19 6:51.03 13th 3 13th 29th 19th

* 3 bonus points for qualifying in pole position.
** 1 bonus point for qualifying third.

Results

Marble League

Year Events Medals Result Points
G S B Tot.
2016 12 1 1 3 5 3rd 41
2017 12 0 0 3 3 12th 83
2018 12 1 0 2 3 9th 109
2019 16 0 1 0 1 13th 119
2020 16 0 1 0 1 13th 99
2021 16 0 0 1 1 8th 145
Total 84 2 3 9 14 - 596

Marbula One

Season Grands
Prix
Medals Result Points
G S B Tot.
S1 8 0 2 0 2 8th 49
S2 12 0 2 1 3 6th 92
Total 20 0 4 1 5 - 141

Career Events

# Events 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Podiums
2016 12 1 1 3 5
2017 16 1 0 4 5
2018 14 1 0 2 3
2019 20 0 1 0 1
2020 34 0 5 0 5
2021 32 2 2 2 6
Total 128 5 9 11 25

Team Members' Individual Scores

Marble League

Marble Competed in Individual events
participated in
Medals Won Total Individual Points
Bolt Marble League 2019
Marble League 2020
Marble League 2021
5 Meter Sprint (2019)
Hurdles Race (2019)
Sand Rally (2019)
Long Jump (2020)
5 Meter Hurdles (2020)
5 Meter Sprint (2020)
Elimination Race (2021)
Marblocross (2021)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
1 bronze medal
59 pts
Bolta Marble League 2016
Marble League 2017
Marble League 2018
Long Jump (2016)
High Jump (2016)
10 Meter Sprint (2016)
5-Meter Sprint (2017)
Sand Rally (2017)
Speed Skating (2018)
0 gold medals
1 silver medal
1 bronze medal
33 pts
Boltew Marble League 2018 0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
0 pts
Bolto Marble League 2016
Marble League 2017
Marble League 2018
Sand Rally (2016)
Hurdles (2016)
Funnel Race (2017)
High Jump (2017)
Ski Jump (2018)
Snowboard Cross (2018)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
2 bronze medals
42 pts
Boltu Marble League 2016
Marble League 2017
Marble League 2018
Hurdles (2017)
5 Meter Ice Dash (2018)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
1 pt
Bolty Marble League 2016
Marble League 2017
Marble League 2018
Water Race (2016)
Long Jump (2017)
Underwater Race (2017)
Snow Rally (2018)
Sand Mogul Race (2018)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
1 bronze medal
40 pts
Lightning Marble League 2019
Marble League 2020
Marble League 2021
Underwater Race (2019)
Dirt Race (2019)
Newton's Cradle (2020)
Black Hole Funnel (2020)
Jousting (2021)
Sand Mogul Race (2021)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
36 pts
Shock Marble League 2019
Marble League 2020
Marble League 2021
Funnel Race (2019)
Summer Biathlon (2019)
Elimination Race (2019)
Funnel Endurance (2020)
Triathlon (2020)
Marble Marathon (2020)
Funnel Endurance (2021)
5 Meter Hurdles (2021)
Triathlon (2021)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
71 pts
Thunder Marble League 2019
Marble League 2020
Marble League 2021
Surfing (2019)
Newton's Cradle (2020)
Black Hole Funnel (2020)
High Jump (2020)
Jousting (2021)
Sand Rally (2021)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
40 pts
Zap Marble League 2019
Marble League 2020
Marble League 2021
Sand Mogul Race (2020)
5 Meter Sprint (2021)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
10 pts

Italics - As reserve member

Marbula One

Marble Competed in Races participated in Medals Won Total Individual Points
Bolt Marbula One S1
Marbula One S2
Marbula One S3
O'raceway GP (S1)
Hivedrive GP (S1)
Greenstone GP (S1)
Midnight Bay GP (S1)
O'raceway GP (S2)
Aquamaring GP (S2)
Tumult Turnpike GP (S2)
Raceforest GP (S2)
Palette Park GP (S2)
Midnight Bay GP (S2)
Tumult Turnpike GP (S3)
Misty Mountain GP (S3)
Mellow Meadows GP (S3)
0 gold medals
3 silver medals
1 bronze medal
110 pts
Shock Marbula One S1
Marbula One S2
Savage Speedway GP (S1)
Momotorway GP (S1)
Short Circuit GP (S1)
Razzway GP (S1)
Minty Mania GP (S2)
Honeydome GP (S2)
Arctic Circuit GP (S2)
Momotrway GP (S2)
Misty Mountain GP (S2)
Savage Speedway GP (S2)
0 gold medals
1 silver medal
0 bronze medals
44 pts
Thunder Marbula One S3 Sleet Street GP (S3)
O'raceway GP (S3)
Honeydome GP (S3)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
28 pts

Gallery

Trivia

  • The Thunderbolts currently have the most bronze medals of all Marble League teams (8).
  • The Thunderbolts were the first team to replace all of their original members.
  • The Thunderbolts are one of four teams that have been able to qualify for every single Marble League so far, the other three being Mellow Yellow, Savage Speeders, and O'rangers. They are the only one of said teams that have not won a Marble League.
  • The Thunderbolts hold the record for most consecutive events without winning a gold medal.

References

  1. Skystrykr (15th March 2019). 2019 MarbleLympics - Team Members. Reddit.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Stynth, Roilan (1st October 2021). RetRollSpective – Thunderbolts. Project Marblearth.
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