Diána Póth

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Diana Poth
Diana Poth 2003 NHK Trophy.jpg
Poth in 2003.
Personal information
Country represented Hungary
Former country(ies) represented Austria
Born (1981-08-06) 6 August 1981 (age 33)
Budapest
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Former coach Gurgen Vardanjan, Jeranjak Ipakjan, Istvan Simon, Tamara Téglássy, Eszter Jurek
Skating club Iceberg Skating Club, Budapest
Retired 2006
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 130.37
2003 NHK Trophy
Short program 52.24
2003 NHK Trophy
Free skate 85.54
2003 Cup of Russia

Diana Poth (born 6 August 1981 in Budapest) is a Hungarian figure skater who also competed for Austria. She is a two-time Karl Schäfer Memorial silver medalist and a two-time Hungarian national champion.

Career[edit]

Póth began figure skating at the age of four to combat her nerves. Her first coach was Tamara Teglassy, with whom she was most successful as a junior. After the 1998 Worlds Championships, where she finished 10th, she switched coaches and began to train with Andras Szaraz and Eszter Jurek.[1] Póth achieved her best result, 4th, at a European Championships in 1999.

Póth won two Hungarian national titles in 1999 and 2000. She competed in the Austrian Championships in 2002.

After a couple of injuries, Póth switched coaches again and began training with Jeranjak Ipakjan and Gurgen Vardanjan. In April 2007, Poth retired from competition. She began coaching at a Cardiff skating club. One of her students[who?] won the junior national championship.[which?][when?]

Personal life[edit]

Póth moved to Austria in 2001 and returned to Hungary in October 2002.[2] Her mother is Austrian.[3] Her father was a hockey player.[1]

Póth is married to professional footballer Gábor Gyepes.

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2004–2005
[3]
  • Allegretto
    by Karl Jenkins
  • Don't let me be Misunderstood
    by B. Benjamin, S. Marcus
    Santa Esmeralda
  • Besame Mucho
  • Another Cha Cha
    by J. Goingc
    Santa Esmeralda
2003–2004
[4]
  • Csárdás
    (modern arrangement)
    by Zoltan Maga
  • The Question of U
    by Prince
  • Xotica
    by Rene Dupere
2002–2003
[2]
1998–1999
[1]
  • Black Velvet
  • Gone With the Wind

Results[edit]

Results[2][3][4]
International
Event 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
Worlds 10th 11th 14th
Europeans 19th 20th 4th 11th 17th 18th
GP Cup of Russia 5th 9th 6th
GP Lalique 6th 6th 11th
GP NHK Trophy 7th
GP Skate Canada 7th 8th
Finlandia 8th 7th 7th 6th
Karl Schäfer 7th 10th 2nd 2nd
Skate Israel 6th 1st
International: Junior
EYOF 6th
National
Hungarian 3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 4th 2nd 2nd
Austrian 2nd
GP = Grand Prix

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mittan, J. Barry (1998). "Hungary's Diana Poth Makes a Splash on World Scene". Archived from the original on 12 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Diana POTH: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 6 April 2003. 
  3. ^ a b c "Diana POTH: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 23 August 2006. 
  4. ^ a b "Diana POTH: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 5 June 2004. 

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