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Radoslav Židek

Full name: Radoslav Židek
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1 (186 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: October 15, 1981 in Žilina, Žilina, Slovakia
Affiliations: Športový klub polície Štrbské Pleso
Country: SVK Slovakia
Sport: Snowboarding

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

By winning a silver medal in the inaugural Olypmic boardercross, Radoslav Židek became Slovakia's first Winter Olypmic medallist. His achievement was unexpected, as he had only placed 11th at his World Championship début a year earlier, and he had never made it to the final at a World Cup event, finishing fifth on two occasions. In the Olympic final, he had been in the lead, but a small error meant he was overtaken by the favourite, Seth Westcott. While Židek has now become a regular top 10 finisher in World Cup events, he has yet to equal his Olympic performance; at the 2007 World Championships he came in 17th.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2006 Winter 24 Torino Snowboarding Men's Parallel Giant Slalom Slovakia SVK 27
2006 Winter 24 Torino Snowboarding Men's Boardercross Slovakia SVK 2 Silver

Men's Parallel Giant Slalom

Games Age City Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
2006 Winter 24 Torino Slovakia SVK Qualifying Round 27 1:16.51
2006 Winter 24 Torino Slovakia SVK Qualifying Round Blue Course 28 38.30
2006 Winter 24 Torino Slovakia SVK Qualifying Round Red Course 26 38.21

Men's Boardercross

Games Age City Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
2006 Winter 24 Torino Slovakia SVK Qualifying Round 9 Q 1:21.19
2006 Winter 24 Torino Slovakia SVK Qualifying Round Run 1 36 1:30.91
2006 Winter 24 Torino Slovakia SVK Qualifying Round Run 2 9 1:21.19
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