Thomas Sykora

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameThomas•Sykora
Used nameThomas•Sykora
Born18 May 1968 in Tulln an der Donau (AUT)
Measurements190 cm / 88 kg
AffiliationsSC Göstling-Hochkar, Göstling an der Ybbs (AUT)
NOC Austria
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


A pure slalom specialist, Thomas Sykora came from an athletic family, notable for his aunt, Liese Sykora-Prokop, silver medalist in the pentathlon at the 1968 Olympics. Sykora won nine World Cup slalom races, and was on the podium 21 times, all in slalom. His Olympic bronze medal was won in slalom at Nagano in 1998 and he was Austrian slalom champion in 1996 and 1999.

Sykora’s career was relatively short, because of knee injuries, and he retired after failing to make the 2002 Austrian Olympic team. He was given a gold medal for meritorious service to the Austrian Republic in 1997 and a silver medal for services to Austria in 1998. In 2002 he received the Golden Cross of Honor for services to the State of Lower Austria (Niederösterreich). Sykora later became a commentator for televised ski races and was president of the football club FX Harreither Waidhofen an der Ybbs.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1994 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) AUT Thomas Sykora
Slalom, Men (Olympic) DNF
1998 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) AUT Thomas Sykora
Slalom, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze

Olympic family relations