Júlia Sebestyén

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Júlia Sebestyén

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Júlia Sebestyén at the 2007–2008 Hungarian Championship.
Personal information
Native nameGór-Sebestyén Júlia
Country represented Hungary
Born (1981-05-14) 14 May 1981 (age 37)
Miskolc, Hungary
Residence Budapest
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Former coach Gurgen Vardanjan, András Száraz, Eszter Jurek
Choreographer Jeranjak Ipakjan, Nina Petrenko
Skating club Tiszaújvárosi SC
Retired 2010
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 165.22
2003 Skate Canada
Short program 61.28
2005 Europeans
Free skate 107.60
2003 Skate Canada
Júlia Sebestyén
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)  National Competitions  
Combined total 171.86
2010 Hungarian Figure Skating Championships

Júlia Sebestyén (Hungarian pronunciation:  [ˈjuːliɒ ˈʃɛbɛʃceːn] ; born 14 May 1981) is a Hungarian former competitive figure skater. She is the 2004 European Champion and 2002–2010 Hungarian national champion. At the 2004 European Figure Skating Championships, she became the first Hungarian woman to win the European title. She is also a four-time Hungarian Olympic team member, and was Hungary's flag-bearer at the 2010 Olympics.

Figure skating Ice sport performed on figure skates

Figure skating is a sport in which individuals, duos, or groups perform on figure skates on ice. It was the first winter sport included in the Olympics, in 1908. The four Olympic disciplines are men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dance. Non-Olympic disciplines include synchronized skating, Theater on Ice, and four skating. From juvenile through senior-level competition, skaters generally perform two programs which, depending on the discipline, may include spins, jumps, moves in the field, lifts, throw jumps, death spirals, and other elements or moves.

European Figure Skating Championships recurring sporting event

The European Figure Skating Championships is an annual figure skating competition in which figure skaters compete for the title of European champion. Medals are awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, women's singles, pair skating, and ice dance. The event is sanctioned by the International Skating Union (ISU), and is the sport's oldest competition. The first European Championships was held in 1891 in Hamburg, Germany and featured one segment, compulsory figures, with seven competitors, all men from Germany and Austria. It has been, other than four periods, held continuously since 1891, and has been sanctioned by the ISU since 1893. Women were allowed to compete for the first time in 1930, which is also the first time pairs skating was added to the competition. Ice dance was added in 1954. Only eligible skaters from ISU member countries in Europe can compete, and skaters must have reached at least the age of 15 before July 1 preceding the competition. ISU member countries can submit 1-3 skaters to compete in the European Championships.

The Hungarian Figure Skating Championships are a national figure skating competition held annually to determine the national champions of Hungary. Medals may be awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

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Personal life

Júlia Sebestyén was born on 14 May 1981 in Miskolc, Hungary. [1] Her full name in Hungarian is Gór-Sebestyén Júlia. [2]

Miskolc City with county rights in Northern Hungary, Hungary

Miskolc (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈmiʃkolt͡s] is a city in northeastern Hungary, known for its heavy industry. With a population of 161,265 Miskolc is the fourth largest city in Hungary. It is also the county capital of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén and the regional centre of Northern Hungary.

Career

Júlia Sebestyén began skating at the age of three, practicing on the outdoor ice rink in Tiszaújváros. [3] When she was 13, she moved to Budapest where she had better training conditions. [3] Her coach was András Száraz.

Tiszaújváros Town in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Hungary

Tiszaújváros is an industrial town in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, Northern Hungary, 35 km (22 mi) south-east of Miskolc, near the river Tisza.

Budapest Capital city in Hungary

Budapest is the capital and the most populous city of Hungary, and the tenth-largest city in the European Union by population within city limits. The city had an estimated population of 1,752,704 in 2016 distributed over a land area of about 525 square kilometres. Budapest is both a city and county, and forms the centre of the Budapest metropolitan area, which has an area of 7,626 square kilometres and a population of 3,303,786, comprising 33 percent of the population of Hungary.

András Száraz is a Hungarian former figure skater and current coach. He is an eight-time Hungarian champion in singles. After his competitive career, he became a coach alongside fellow skater and ladies' national champion Eszter Jurek. His most notable skater was fellow Hungarian and 2004 European champion Júlia Sebestyén.

Sebestyén began competing on the senior international level in 1995. She made her senior ISU Championship debut at the 1995 European Championships, where she placed 15th. She competed at the 1998 Winter Olympics and placed 15th. [4] In the 1998–1999 post-Olympic season, Sebestyen competed on both the Junior Grand Prix and at senior ISU championships. She made her senior Grand Prix debut in the 1999–2000 season. During summers, she trained in Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, England and the United States due to lack of ice time in Hungary. [5] In 2000, the Budapest ice rink burned down, [4] forcing her to train at an outdoor rink in a city park. [5]

The 1995 European Figure Skating Championships was a senior-level international competition held in Dortmund, Germany. Elite skaters from European ISU member nations competed in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

1998 Winter Olympics 18th edition of Winter Olympics, held in Nagano (Japan) in 1998

The 1998 Winter Olympics, officially the XVIII Olympic Winter Games, and commonly known as Nagano 1998, was a winter multi-sport event celebrated from 7 to 22 February 1998 in Nagano, Japan.

Sebestyén competed at the 2002 Winter Olympics and placed 8th; she was also 8th at that season's Worlds. The next season, she earned her first European Championships medal, a bronze. In 2004, she won the 2004 European Figure Skating Championships, becoming the first Hungarian woman to win that competition. [6] She later finished 6th at the 2004 Worlds, which would prove to be her best result in that event.

2002 Winter Olympics 19th edition of Winter Olympics, held in Salt Lake City (United States) in 2002

The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially the XIX Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as Salt Lake 2002, was a winter multi-sport event that was celebrated from 8 to 24 February 2002 in and around Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

The 2002 World Figure Skating Championships were held at the M-Wave Arena in Nagano, Japan from March 16 to 24, sanctioned by the International Skating Union. Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

The 2003 European Figure Skating Championships was a senior international figure skating competition in the 2002–03 season. Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. The event was held at the Malmö Ice in Malmö, Sweden from January 20 to 26, 2003. The compulsory dance was the Tango Romantica.

Sebestyén competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics, where she placed 18th. She changed coaches to Gurgen Vardanjan shortly after the 2005–2006 season. [7] Her 2006–2007 season got off to a good start; she won the 2006 Cup of China and was the silver medalist at the 2006 Cup of Russia. This qualified Sebestyén for the 2006-2007 Grand Prix Final, where she placed 6th. She was 9th at the 2007 Europeans and 12th at the 2007 Worlds.

2006 Winter Olympics 20th edition of Winter Olympics, held in Turin (Italy) in 2006

The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as Turin 2006 or Torino 2006, was a winter multi-sport event which was held in Turin, Piedmont, Italy from February 10 to 26, 2006. This marked the second time that Italy had hosted the Winter Olympic Games, the first being the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo. Italy also hosted the Summer Olympics in 1960 in Rome. Turin was selected as the host city for the 2006 Games in June 1999.

Gurgen Vardanjan figure skater

Gurgen Vardanjan is an Armenian figure skating coach and former competitor for the Soviet Union. He is the 1983 Grand Prix International St. Gervais silver medalist and a two-time Prague Skate bronze medalist.

The 2006 Cup of China was the third event of six in the 2006–07 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, a senior-level international invitational competition series. It was held at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium in Nanjing on November 9–12. Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Skaters earned points toward qualifying for the 2006–07 Grand Prix Final.

Sebestyén suffered a foot injury toward the end of the 2008–09 season, and was unable to compete at 2009 Worlds. [8] As a result, she had to qualify for the Olympics via the 2009 Nebelhorn Trophy, which she was able to accomplish with a fourth-place showing. [8] At the 2009 Skate America, she earned her first Grand Prix medal since 2006, a bronze. Sebestyén, now in her fourth Olympics, was chosen to be Hungary's flag bearer at the opening ceremony. [8] She finished in 17th place at the Olympics, with a total score of 151.26. The final event of Sebestyén's competitive career was the 2010 Worlds, where she placed 15th.

Sebestyén continued to skate in shows and other events, such as the 2010 Japan Open. [9] [10] She is an international technical specialist for Hungary [11] and coaches in Budapest. As of 2014, she is the coach of Ivett Tóth. [12]

Programs

Sebestyen performs at the 2010 Olympics Julia Sebestyen at the 2010 Olympics (2).jpg
Sebestyén performs at the 2010 Olympics
Season Short program Free skating
2009–2010
[1]
2008–2009
[13]
2007–2008
[14]
  • Medley
    by Edvin Marton
2006–2007
[15]
  • Serenade
    by Franz Schubert
  • Otonal
    by Raúl di Blasio
2005–2006
[16]
2004–2005
[17]
  • Fire on Ice
    by Bizan Mortazavi
2003–2004
[18]
  • Tangos
2002–2003
[19]
2001–2002
[20]
2000–2001
[21]
1999–2000
[4]

Results

Sebestyen with her fellow medalists at the 2009 Skate America 2009 Skate America Ladies medal ceremony.jpg
Sebestyén with her fellow medalists at the 2009 Skate America
Julia Sebestyen at the 2004 World Championships in Dortmund Julia Sebestyen.jpg
Júlia Sebestyén at the 2004 World Championships in Dortmund
International [22]
Event94–9595–9696–9797–9898–9999–0000–0101–0202–0303–0404–0505–0606–0707–08 08–09 09–10
Olympics 15th8th18th17th
Worlds 19th19th7th18th8th14th6th12th22nd12th11th15th
Europeans 15th17th6th6th6th10th3rd1st4th14th9th4th8th6th
Grand Prix Final 6th6th
GP Cup of China 1st5th
GP Cup of Russia 8th3rd6th2nd7th7th6th
GP Lalique/Bompard 3rd3rd
GP NHK Trophy 7th5th
GP Skate America 5th6th8th8th3rd
GP Skate Canada 6th3rd6th
Finlandia 6th3rd
Karl Schäfer 3rd3rd2nd
Nebelhorn 4th4th
Ondrej Nepela 1st3rd1st2nd1st
Crystal Skate 1st
Golden Spin 3rd2nd3rd1st
Skate Israel 2nd
International: Junior [22]
Junior Worlds 21st14th9th
JGP Germany 13th
JGP Hungary 2nd1st
JGP Mexico 6th
Blue Swords 8th J.
Gardena 3rd J.
National [22]
Hungarian 2nd3rd2nd2nd2nd1st1st1st1st1st1st1st1st1st
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix; J. = Junior level

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