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SIKORSKI Igor
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Poland   
GenderMen
Age28
Place of BirthGöttingen, FRG
Height1.83 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW11
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kraków, POL
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
Peter Matiasko [national], SVK; Bartomiej Olseski [national]
Training Regime
He trains up to three hours a day on the snow. His training also includes gym sessions, cycling and balance exercises.
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Poland
Location
Landgraaf, NED
General Interest
Hobbies
Wakeboarding, listening to music, travelling. (sport.tvp.pl, 03 Mar 2014; sportowymagazyn.pl, 20 Apr 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning 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, 08 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
His friends, coaches, and Polish alpine skier Andrzej Szczesny. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You have only one life so don't waste it." (gazetakrakowska.pl, 14 Sep 2012)
Other sports
He has competed in handcycling at national level. (igor-sikorski.com, 07 Jan 2015)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (rdc.pl, 27 Nov 2017; gazetakrakowska.pl, 25 Nov 2017)
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)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
13 2014 Slalom - Sitting 2:23.55
  2014 Giant Slalom - Sitting DSQ
15 2018 Downhill - Sitting 1:31.69
10 2018 Super-G - Sitting 1:28.41
  2018 Super Combined - Sitting  DNF
3 2018 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:15.90
6 2018 Slalom - Sitting 1:43.14
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2012/2013 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2012/2013 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
7 2014/2015 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:06.52 
  2014/2015 Slalom - Sitting DNF
11 2016/2017 Super-G - Sitting 1:07.96
  2016/2017 Super Combined - Sitting  DNF
  2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
2 2016/2017 Slalom - Sitting 1:24.98
World Cup Final
Rank Year Event Result
16 2016/2017 Downhill - Sitting 1:36.05
7 2016/2017 Super-G - Sitting 1:31.55
  2016/2017 Super-G - Sitting  DNF
3 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:13.70
  2016/2017 Slalom - Sitting  DNF