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Tomasz Sikora

Full name: Tomasz Wacław Sikora
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (182 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: December 21, 1973 in Wodzisław Śląski, Śląskie, Poland
Affiliations: NKS Dynamit Chorzów
Country: POL Poland
Sport: Biathlon

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Tomas Sikora took up the biathlon as a teenager and was Polish junior champion at the age of 19 in 1992. He first came to international attention in 1993 when he won a silver medal at the World Youth Championships before making his senior World Cup début at the end of the year. He made an immediate impact by finishing on the podium in only his third top-level race. His début at the Winter Games was undistinguished but he soon became a regular contender on the biathlon scene and won a world title at his first attempt at the 1995 World Championships. His form tailed off from then on and, although he won a further World Championship medal as part of the Polish team in 1997, he was not to record another top three finish at the highest level until he rebounded to place second at the 20 km event at the 2004 World Championships in Oberhof. This heralded a resurgence in form for the Pole as he became one of the world’s leading biathletes for the next six years. He won his first Olympic medal at the age of 32 in 2006 and was runner-up in the overall IBU World Cup series in 2008-09. When he retired in 2012 he had recorded five victories at World Cup level and, in addition to his World medals, he had won 13 medals, including 6 gold, at the less regarded European Championships. A qualified physical education teacher, Sikora began coaching a development group of Polish biathletes immediately after his retirement from competition.

Results

Men's 10 kilometres Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S2M S1T S1R S2T S2R
1994 Winter 20 Lillehammer Biathlon Poland Final Standings 32 31:02.6 3 2 1
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Biathlon Poland Final Standings 28 29:40.8 1 1 0 9:40.3 43 21:34.4 29
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Biathlon Poland Final Standings 31 26:59.3 1 0 1 8:06.4 21 19:22.6 31
2006 Winter 32 Torino Biathlon Poland Final Standings 19 27:54.3 2 1 1 9:51.9 36 19:29.0 22
2010 Winter 36 Vancouver Biathlon Poland Final Standings 29 26:16.2 2 0 2 8:11.2 8 17:32.6 18

Men's 12.5 kilometres Pursuit

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T M SB RT RR S1M S1T S1R S2M S2T S2R S3M S3T S3R S4M S4T S4R
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Biathlon Poland Final Standings 25 35:30.0 1 +2:08 33:22.0 22 0 7:55.9 28 0 14:35.7 28 0 21:14.7 24 1 28:19.3 23
2006 Winter 32 Torino Biathlon Poland Final Standings 18 37:31.6 4 +1:43 35:48.6 15 2 9:46.8 30 0 16:47.2 21 1 24:06.7 20 1 31:34.0 19
2010 Winter 36 Vancouver Biathlon Poland Final Standings 18 35:14.3 3 +2:08 33:06.3 13 1 8:42.1 29 1 15:38.7 32 0 22:24.0 23 1 29:24.0 20

Men's 15 kilometres Mass Start

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S1T S1R S2M S2T S2R S3M S3T S3R S4M S4T S4R
2006 Winter 32 Torino Biathlon Poland Final Standings 2 47:26.3 1 0 10:02.0 10 0 19:26.8 2 0 28:53.3 2 1 38:54.4 1
2010 Winter 36 Vancouver Biathlon Poland Final Standings 11 36:13.1 3 2 7:50.1 30 1 15:21.0 29 0 22:38.2 25 0 29:50.4 12

Men's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank AT M ST SR S1M S1T S1R S2M S2T S2R S3M S3T S3R S4M S4T S4R
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Biathlon Poland Final Standings 47T 1-02:39.9 5 57:39.9 35 1 12:28.9 =41 0 24:04.6 21 1 36:47.6 24 3 51:38.6 47
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Biathlon Poland Final Standings 46 57:08.5 4 53:08.5 36 0 9:54.3 18 1 21:52.3 23 2 34:59.5 48 1 47:18.1 44
2006 Winter 32 Torino Biathlon Poland Final Standings 21 57:22.1 3 54:22.1 16 1 12:05.5 38 1 23:58.2 36 1 36:05.3 35 0 47:08.7 19
2010 Winter 36 Vancouver Biathlon Poland Final Standings 7 49:43.8 2 47:43.8 5 1 10:25.2 38 1 21:06.9 34 0 30:56.8 15 0 40:44.7 7

Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S2M ET ER ES S1ES S2ES S1T S1R S2T S2R
1994 Winter 20 Lillehammer Biathlon Poland POL Final Standings 8 23:11.6 0 0 0 23:11.6 3
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Biathlon Poland POL Final Standings 5 20:54.5 0 0 0 41:24.2 8 2 0 2
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Biathlon Poland POL Final Standings 9 21:21.8 0 0 0 1-27:35.4 9 1 0 1 1-12:39.3 9 1-19:53.7 9
2006 Winter 32 Torino Biathlon Poland POL Final Standings 13 20:01.2 0 0 0 40:57.7 3 1 1 0 28:05.4 4 34:57.2 3