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Radoslav Židek

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameRadoslav•Židek
Used nameRadoslav•Židek
Born15 October 1981 in Žilina (SVK)
Measurements186 cm / 82 kg
AffiliationsŠportový klub polície Štrbské Pleso
NOC(s) Slovakia

Biography

By winning a silver medal in the inaugural Olypmic boardercross, Radoslav Židek became Slovakia’s first Winter Olypmic medallist. His achievement was unexpected, as he had only placed 11th at his World Championship début a year earlier, and he had never made it to the final at a World Cup event, finishing fifth on two occasions. In the Olympic final, he had been in the lead, but a small error meant he was overtaken by the favourite, Seth Westcott. While Židek has now become a regular top 10 finisher in World Cup events, he has yet to equal his Olympic performance; at the 2007 World Championships he came in 17th.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
2006 Winter Olympics Snowboarding (Skiing) Parallel Giant Slalom, Men Olympic 27 Representing Slovakia    
  Boardercross, Men Olympic 2 Silver