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SIKORSKI Igor
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Poland   
GenderMen
Age32
Place of BirthGöttingen, FRG
Height1.83 m
Human Interest
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 on the snow. He discovered Para alpine skiing after watching videos on the internet. "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
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Poland
Location
Landgraaf, NED
General Interest
Hobbies
Wakeboarding, handcycling. (Instagram profile, 24 Aug 2022, 20 Aug 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in sitting giant slalom at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, claiming silver in sitting slalom at the 2017 World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy, and placing joint-third in sitting giant slalom at the 2017 World Cup Final in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 01 Dec 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The future begins now." (paralympic.org.pl, 01 Jan 2022)
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)
Milestones
He became the first Para alpine skier representing Poland to finish on the podium at the world championships by winning silver in sitting slalom at the 2017 edition of the tournament in Tarvisio, Italy. (SportsDeskOnline, 22 Sep 2022)
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. His injuries resulted in paraplegia. (sport.tvp.pl, 03 Mar 2014; igor-sikorski.com, 26 Oct 2012)
Other information
SIKORSKI TEAM
In 2020 he launched Sikorski Team, a project aimed at supporting young people with an impairment in starting their sports careers. "The project promotes an active and dynamic lifestyle in which disability is not a limitation in making dreams come true and does not slow you down." (Instagram team profile, 04 Sep 2022; Facebook team page, 09 Jun 2022)

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
  2022 Super-G - Sitting  DNF
  2022 Super Combined - Sitting  DNF
  2022 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2022 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
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
  2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
3 2018/2019 Slalom - Sitting 1:59.11
  2018/2019 Downhill - Sitting  DNF
  2018/2019 Super Combined - Sitting  DNF
  2018/2019 Super-G - Sitting  DNF
  2021/2022 Downhill - Sitting  DNS
  2021/2022 Super-G - Sitting  DNF
6 2021/2022 Super Combined - Sitting 2:03.78
2 2021/2022 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:20.93
5 2021/2022 Slalom - Sitting 1:34.76
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
World Cup
Rank Year Event Result
14 2014/2015 Giant Slalom - Sitting  
15 2015/2016 Slalom - Sitting  
18 2015/2016 Giant Slalom - Sitting  
23 2016/2017 Downhill - Sitting  
9 2016/2017 Slalom - Sitting  
18 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting  
14 2016/2017 Super-G - Sitting  
  2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2017/2018 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2017/2018 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
1 2017/2018 Slalom - Sitting 1:51.18
3 2017/2018 Slalom - Sitting 1:53.89
  2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
6 2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:25.00
9 2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Sitting 1:48.65
2 2017/2018 Slalom - Sitting 1:29.64
4 2017/2018 Slalom - Sitting  
14 2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Sitting  
  2018/2019 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
2 2018/2019 Slalom - Sitting 1:55.47
  2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
3 2018/2019 Slalom - Sitting 1:59.11
  2018/2019 Downhill - Sitting  DNF
  2018/2019 Super-G - Sitting  DNF
  2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
7 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Sitting 1:50.87
  2018/2019 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
3 2018/2019 Slalom - Sitting 1:44.32
1 2018/2019 Slalom - Sitting 1:41.13
3 2018/2019 Slalom - Sitting 1:42.71
  2019/2020 Super-G - Sitting  DNS
8 2019/2020 Super-G - Sitting 1:09.86
  2019/2020 Super-G - Sitting  DNF
  2019/2020 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
1 2019/2020 Giant Slalom - Sitting 1:50.95
  2019/2020 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2019/2020 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2019/2020 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
5 2019/2020 Giant Slalom - Sitting 1:54.41
  2019/2020 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2019/2020 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2019/2020 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2019/2020 Downhill - Sitting  DNF
  2019/2020 Downhill - Sitting  DNF
  2019/2020 Downhill - Sitting  DNF
  2019/2020 Super-G - Sitting  DNF
  2019/2020 Super-G - Sitting  DNS
  2019/2020 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNS
  2019/2020 Slalom - Sitting  DNS
10 2019/2020 Giant Slalom - Sitting  
11 2019/2020 Super-G - Sitting  
2 2018/2019 Slalom - Sitting  
16 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Sitting  
Kranjska Gora
Rank Year Event Result
  2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2016/2017 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
5 2016/2017 Slalom - Sitting 1:42.26
Kühtai
Rank Year Event Result
1 2016/2017 Slalom - Sitting 1:48.47
  2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
St. Moritz
Rank Year Event Result
  2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
7 2016/2017 Slalom - Sitting 1:36.22
  2016/2017 Slalom - Sitting  DNF