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Tord Wiksten

Full name: Tord Erik Wiksten
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (184 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: June 30, 1971 in Byske, Skellefteå, Västerbotten, Sweden
Affiliations: SK Bore, Torsby (SWE) / Biathlon Östersund IF, Östersund (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Biathlon

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Tord Wiksten was active in the biathlon World Cup circuit until 2004, competing from 1981 for his home club SK Bore. Later in his career he joined Jämtland Biathlon, now known as Biathlon Östersund IF. His shooting precision always exceeded his running abilities. An early highlight was gold at the 1990 Junior World Championship in the 10 km, followed by a bronze medal the next year. His first major senior appearance was at the 1992 Olympics in Albertville, when he won a bronze medal as a member of the Swedish relay team. He first competed in the World Cup at Oberhof in 1993, also earning his first World Cup points. At his first World Championship in Borowez he placed sixth with the Swedish relay team. Shortly thereafter, he had to stop competing for almost two years due to a back injury, but he came back at Östersund in 1995. Wiksten’s best World Cup result was a second place in the sprint at Oberhof in 2001. He also participated in five consecutive World Championships between 1996 and 2000, but without major success.

At a young age Wiksten also competed with great success in handball, soccer, hockey and athletics, particularly in technical events like the discus and javelin throw and high jump. Wiksten was educated at an economic school. As early as the 1990s he started his own company which began by marketing himself as a successful athlete, and which later became the Tord Wiksten Event & PR Company, which organized biathlon activities and promoted biathlon simulators. He also became an expert commentator for Eurosport and an official with the Swedish biathlon squad.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Winter 20 Albertville Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint Sweden SWE 48
1992 Winter 20 Albertville Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Sweden SWE 3 Bronze
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Sweden SWE 10
2002 Winter 30 Salt Lake City Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint Sweden SWE 78
2002 Winter 30 Salt Lake City Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Sweden SWE 55
2002 Winter 30 Salt Lake City Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Sweden SWE 14

Men's 10 kilometres Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S2M S1T S1R S2T S2R
1992 Winter 20 Albertville Biathlon Sweden Final Standings 48 28:40.5 1 1 0
2002 Winter 30 Salt Lake City Biathlon Sweden Final Standings 78 29:39.5 4 2 2 9:25.8 85 21:40.8 81

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
2002 Winter 30 Salt Lake City Biathlon Sweden Final Standings 55 58:02.3 2 56:02.3 72 0 10:20.5 40 1 22:53.8 43 0 34:40.0 42 1 47:41.8 50

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
1992 Winter 20 Albertville Biathlon Sweden SWE Final Standings 3 22:05.5 0 0 0 1-05:01.9 4
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Biathlon Sweden SWE Final Standings 10 22:09.3 0 0 0 1-04:52.2 13 4 2 2
2002 Winter 30 Salt Lake City Biathlon Sweden SWE Final Standings 14 22:46.9 0 0 0 1-06:49.1 12 3 1 2 50:42.5 8 58:40.7 11
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