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Helena Šikolová

Full name: Helena Šikolová (-Balatková)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'0" (153 cm)
Weight: 110 lbs (50 kg)
Born: March 25, 1949 in Jablonec nad Nisou, Liberecký kraj, Czech Republic
Country: TCH Czechoslovakia
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Related Olympians: Mother-in-law of Lukáš Bauer; Mother of Helena Balatková-Erbenová.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Helena Šikolová had a quite brief sporting career. After winning her only Czechoslovakian title over 5 km in 1970, Šikolová made her international début at the 1970 World Championships, where she was fourth in the 5K. At the next major international tournament, at the 1972 Winter Olympic Games, Šikolová won a bronze in the 5 km and was seventh in 10 km. Šikolová retired from sports shortly after the Olympics and later worked as a children’s coach, secretary and mailman in Nová Ves nad Nisou. Her daughters Kateřina, Helena, and Petra also became a cross-country skiers, her daughter Helena competing at the 2002 and 2006 Olympic Games and Kateřina eventually marrying the most successful Czech cross-country skier, Lukáš Bauer.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Women's 5 kilometres Czechoslovakia TCH 3 Bronze
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Women's 10 kilometres Czechoslovakia TCH 7
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Women's 3 × 5 kilometres Relay Czechoslovakia TCH 6

Women's 5 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Czechoslovakia Final Standings 3 17:07.32

Women's 10 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Czechoslovakia Final Standings 7 35:29.33 17:08.23 8

Women's 3 × 5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Czechoslovakia TCH Final Standings 6 17:06.47 34:42.24 5