Tomasz Motyka

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Tomasz Motyka
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Personal information
Full nameTomasz Marek Motyka
Born (1981-05-08) 8 May 1981 (age 39)
Wrocław, Poland
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Sport
Sport Fencing
Weapon épée
Handleft-handed
ClubAZS 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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