Krisztina Czakó

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Krisztina Czakó
Kristina Czako 1.jpg
Krisztina Czakó at the Europeans 1994 in Copenhagen
Personal information
Country represented  Hungary
Born (1978-12-17) December 17, 1978 (age 36)
Budapest, Hungary
Coach Gyorgy Czakó

Krisztina Czakó (born December 17, 1978 in Budapest, Hungary) is a former Hungarian figure skater. She is the 1997 European silver medalist and 1994 Skate Canada International champion.

Career[edit]

Krisztina Czakó at the Europeans 1994 in Copenhagen

Czakó's mother Klara was a speed skater, while her father and coach Gyorgy Czakó was himself a figure skater and a former Hungarian men's national champion. Gyorgy began teaching Krisztina how to skate before she was a year old, making her a pair of skates himself when none could be found that were small enough to fit her.[1]

Czakó was the youngest athlete to compete in the 1992 Winter Olympics, at age 13 years and 2 months. She was so young that she was still able to compete in the World Junior Championship in 1994 and 1995 (finishing second and third, respectively), despite her Olympic experience. She made her second Olympic appearance in Lillehammer, Norway in 1994, finishing 11th. She intended to compete in her third Olympics in 1998 but had to withdraw due to injury.

Czakó won the silver medal at the 1997 European Championships skating her long program to the music of The Addams Family. It was the first medal for Hungary in the European ladies' event since 1971. Czakó also achieved a career-best 7th place finish at the 1997 World Championships.

Czakó was a seven-time Hungarian national champion (1992-1998), and represented her country in two Olympics, six World Championships, and six European championships, along with numerous other competitions. She is now retired from competitive skating.

Results[edit]

International
Event 1991–92 1992–93 1993–94 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98 1999–00
Olympics 23rd 11th WD
Worlds 17th 15th 12th 23rd 11th 7th
Europeans 16th 6th 6th 8th 6th 2nd 5th
CS Cup of Russia 6th
CS Nations Cup 5th
CS Skate Canada 4th 1st 7th
CS Trophée de
France / Lalique
7th 6th 5th 5th
Finlandia 3rd
Karl Schäfer 8th 1st 2nd 1st 8th 2nd
Ondrej Nepela 1st
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 25th 7th 2nd 3rd
EYOF 3rd J.
National
Hungarian 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
CS = Became part of Champions Series in 1995–1996 (later renamed Grand Prix)
J. = Junior level

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dobor, Helga (2006). "Krisztina Czakó: "Yes, the Hungarians are there, and they can skate"". AbsoluteSkating.com. Retrieved February 7, 2011. 

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