Radoslav Židek

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted 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 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 NOC / Team Pos Medal As
2006 Winter Olympics Snowboarding (Skiing) SVK Radoslav Židek
Parallel Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) 27
Boardercross, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver