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 39)
Miskolc, Hungary
Residence Budapest
Height1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Former coach Gurgen Vardanjan, András Száraz, Eszter Jurek
ChoreographerJeranjak Ipakjan, Nina Petrenko
Skating clubTiszaújvárosi SC
Retired2010
ISU personal best scores
Combined total165.22
2003 Skate Canada
Short program61.28
2005 Europeans
Free skate107.60
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.

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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]

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.

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]

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.

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.

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]

Selection of Tangos:

choreo. by Nikolai Morozov

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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References

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