|Full name||Tomasz Marek Motyka|
|Born||8 May 1981|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||75 kg (165 lb)|
|Club||AZS AWF Wrocław|
|FIE ranking||current ranking|
Tomasz Marek Motyka (born May 8, 1981 in Wrocław) is a Polish épée fencer.
European champion in 2005, he won a silver medal in Men's Team Épée at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, together with Adam Wiercioch, Radosław Zawrotniak, and Robert Andrzejuk. For his sport achievements, he received the Golden Cross of Merit in 2008.
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