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Sixten Wackström

Full name: Sixten Konstantin Wackström
Nickname(s): Sicke
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 76-77 kg
Born: August 2, 1960 in Porvoo, Itä-Uusimaa, Finland
Affiliations: Porvoon Akilles, Porvoo (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Cycling

Related Olympians: Son of Ole Wackström; Brother of Patrick Wackström.

Biography

In addition to his two Olympics appearances in 1980 and 1984, Sixten Wackström rode for Finland at the 1979, 1981, and 1983 World Championships in the team time trial, placing 15th in 1979, 17th in 1981, and 11th in 1983. Wackström also rode the Peace Race in 1988, although he did not finish, and rode Paris-Nice in 1981 as an amateur, placing 80th. His major podium during his career came in 1981 at the Tour of Berlin when he placed third. At the Nordic Championships, Wackström won gold in the road race in 1980 and in individual and team pursuit in 1984 and won a bronze in team time trial in 1980. At the Finnish Championships, he won 10 individual titles and 5 team titles. He was named the best Finnish cyclist of the year in 1981. Wackström was from a cycling family as his father Ole competed at the 1968 and 1972 Olympics, and his brother, Patrick competed with Sixten with the Finnish time trial team at the 1980 and 1984 Olympics, also riding the road race in 1984.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 19 Moskva Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Finland FIN AC DNF
1980 Summer 19 Moskva Cycling Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial Finland FIN 7
1980 Summer 19 Moskva Cycling Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres Finland FIN 11
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Cycling Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial Finland FIN 13
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Cycling Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres Finland FIN 20 QR

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1980 Summer 19 Moskva Cycling Finland Final Standings AC DNF

Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1980 Summer 19 Moskva Cycling Finland FIN Final Standings 7 2-05:58.2
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Cycling Finland FIN Final Standings 13 2-08:17

Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Cycling Finland Qualifying Round 20 4:59.94
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Cycling Finland Qualifying Round Heat Four 1 4:59.94
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