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Tomasz Sikora : biography

December 21, 1973 -

Tomasz Sikora (born December 21, 1973), is a Polish biathlete.

In 1993 he finished second in 10 km sprint at world youth championships in Ruhpolding.

Sikora was born in Wodzisław Śląski. He was world champion in 1995 (20 km), runner-up in the world championships in 2004 (also 20 km) and bronze medalist in 1997 (team competition). On February 25, 2006 he was placed second in the 15 km mass start at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, winning the second and final medal for Poland in those Olympics.

On March 23, 2006, Sikora won the IBU World Cup sprint title, beating Ole Einar Bjørndalen by 5 points. On January 10, 2009, he took the lead in the overall world cup classification, which he lost 42 days later. At last he was 2nd in overall IBU World Cup 2009 and 2nd in IBU World Cup 2009 sprint. He was chosen the best biathlete 2009, in voting of national team coaches. In 2010 he won the fans' award.

Record

Olympic Games

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass Start Relay
1994 Lillehammer — 32nd — — —
1998 Nagano-Nozawa 47th 28th — — 5th
2002 Salt Lake City 46th 31st 25th — 9th
2006 Turin 21st 20th 18th 2nd 13th
2010 Vancouver 7th 29th 18th 11th —

World championships

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass Start Relay Mixed Relay
1995 Antholz 1st 29th — — 7th —
1996 Ruhpolding 6th 15th — — 7th —
1997 Brezno-Osrblie 28th 17th 21st — 6th —
1998 Pokljuka — — 14th — — —
1999 Kontiolahti 14th 59th — — 14th —
2000 Oslo 32nd 21st 47th 18th 11th —
2001 Pokljuka 18th 15th 16th 20th 6th —
2002 Oslo — — — 25th — —
2003 Khanty-Mansiysk 9th 11th 7th 14th — —
2004 Oberhof 2nd 11th 7th 14th — —
2005 Hochfilzen — 9th 10th 5th 10th —
2005 Khanty-Mansiysk — — — — — 8th
2006 Pokljuka — — — — — 8th
2007 Antholz 21st 5th 7th 21st 13th 11th
2008 Östersund 30th 11th 11th 19th — 6th
2009 Pyeongchang 9th 16th 4th 6th 13th 8th
2010 Khanty-Mansiysk — — — — —
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