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Thomas Sykora

Full name: Thomas Sykora
Gender: Male
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
Weight: 194 lbs (88 kg)
Born: May 18, 1968 in Tulln an der Donau, Niederösterreich, Austria
Affiliations: SC Göstling-Hochkar, Göstling an der Ybbs (AUT)
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Related Olympians: Cousin of Karin Prokop; Nephew of Liese Sykora-Prokop; Nephew of Maria Sykora.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

A pure slalom specialist, Thomas Sykora came from an athletic family, notable for his aunt, Liese Sykora-Prokop, silver medalist in the pentathlon at the 1968 Olympics. Sykora won nine World Cup slalom races, and was on the podium 21 times, all in slalom. His Olympic bronze medal was won in slalom at Nagano in 1998 and he was Austrian slalom champion in 1996 and 1999.

Sykora’s career was relatively short, because of knee injuries, and he retired after failing to make the 2002 Austrian Olympic team. He was given a gold medal for meritorious service to the Austrian Republic in 1997 and a silver medal for services to Austria in 1998. In 2002 he received the Golden Cross of Honor for services to the State of Lower Austria (Niederösterreich). Sykora later became a commentator for televised ski races and was president of the football club FX Harreither Waidhofen an der Ybbs.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1994 Winter 25 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Austria AUT AC DNF
1998 Winter 29 Nagano Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Austria AUT 3 Bronze

Men's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1994 Winter 25 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings AC DNF
1994 Winter 25 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Austria Run 1 4 1:02.03
1994 Winter 25 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Austria Run 2 AC DNF
1998 Winter 29 Nagano Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings 3 1:50.68
1998 Winter 29 Nagano Alpine Skiing Austria Run 1 1 55.06
1998 Winter 29 Nagano Alpine Skiing Austria Run 2 12T 55.62