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Igor Sikorski in his sit ski at a downhill event.

Igor Sikorski

Alpine Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW11

Further personal information

Residence
Kraków, POL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Polish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para alpine skiing in 2009 in Karpacz, Poland.
Why this sport?
Before his accident he was an avid snowboarder, and he wanted to return to racing in the snow. "Being back in the mountains and having my first race was amazing."
Club / Team
START Bielsko-Biala: Poland
Name of coach
Michal Klusak [national], POL
Training Regime
He trains up to three hours a day on the snow. His training also includes gym sessions, cycling and balance exercises.

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Poland
Location
Landgraaf, NED

General interest

Hobbies
Wakeboarding, listening to music, travelling. (Athlete, 01 Dec 2019; przegladsportowy.pl, 05 Jan 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in sitting giant slalom at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, silver in sitting slalom at the 2017 World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy, and placing joint-third in sitting giant slalom at the World Cup event in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, in March 2017. (Athlete, 01 Dec 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You have only one life so don't waste it." (gazetakrakowska.pl, 14 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2018 Para Athlete of the Year in a poll organised by the Polish sports daily Przeglad Sportowy. (przegladsportowy.pl, 05 Jan 2019; sport.tvp.pl, 05 Jan 2019)
Other sports
He has competed in handcycling at national level. (igor-sikorski.com, 07 Jan 2015)
Impairment
In 2007 he was climbing a tree with a friend when one of the branches broke and he fell from eight metres onto his back, resulting in paraplegia. (igor-sikorski.com, 26 Oct 2012; sport.tvp.pl, 03 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2013-02-24 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2013-02-26 9999
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Sitting Final Round 2014-03-13 13
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final Round 2014-03-15 9999
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Panorama (Panorama, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2015-03-08 7
Men's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2015-03-10 9999
2017 IPC Alpine skiing World Championships Tarvisio, ITA (Tarvisio, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G Sitting Race 1 2017-01-26 11
Men's Super-Combined Sitting Race 1 2017-01-28 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2017-01-30 9999
Men's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2017-01-31 2
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Sitting Final 2018-03-10 15
Men's Super-G Sitting Final 2018-03-11 10
Men's Super Combined Sitting Final 2018-03-13 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final 2018-03-14 3
Men's Slalom Sitting Final 2018-03-17 6
Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea 2019 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships (Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea, Slovenia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2019-01-21 9999
Men's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2019-01-23 3
Men's Downhill Sitting Race 1 2019-01-30 9999
Men's Super-Combined Sitting Race 1 2019-01-31 9999
Men's Super-G Sitting Race 1 (from SC) 2019-01-31 9999