Natasa Dusev-Janics

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Natasa Dusev-Janics
Medal record
Women's canoe sprint
Competitor for  Hungary
Olympic Games
Gold 2004 Athens K-1 500 m
Gold 2004 Athens K-2 500 m
Gold 2008 Beijing K-2 500 m
Silver 2008 Beijing K-4 500 m
Silver 2012 London K-2 500 m
Bronze 2012 London K-1 200 m
World Championships
Gold 2002 Seville K-4 200 m
Gold 2003 Gainesville K-4 1000 m
Gold 2005 Zagreb K-2 200 m
Gold 2005 Zagreb K-2 500 m
Gold 2005 Zagreb K-2 1000 m
Gold 2006 Szeged K-2 200 m
Gold 2006 Szeged K-2 500 m
Gold 2006 Szeged K-2 1000 m
Gold 2006 Szeged K-4 200 m
Gold 2006 Szeged K-4 500 m
Gold 2006 Szeged K-4 1000 m
Gold 2007 Duisburg K-1 200 m
Gold 2009 Dartmouth K-1 200 m
Gold 2009 Dartmouth K-2 200 m
Gold 2009 Dartmouth K-4 500 m
Gold 2010 Poznań K-1 200 m
Gold 2010 Poznań K-2 200 m
Gold 2010 Poznań K-4 500 m
Gold 2013 Duisburg K–1 200 m Relay
Silver 2009 Dartmouth K-1 4 x 200 m
Silver 2009 Dartmouth K-4 200 m
Silver 2010 Poznań K-1 500 m
Silver 2010 Poznań K-1 4 x 200 m
Silver 2013 Duisburg K-2 500 m
European Championships
Gold 2004 Poznań K-1 500 m
Gold 2005 Poznań K-2 200 m
Gold 2005 Poznań K-2 500 m
Gold 2005 Poznań K-2 1000 m
Gold 2006 Račice K-4 200 m
Gold 2006 Račice K-2 500 m
Gold 2006 Račice K-4 500 m
Gold 2006 Račice K-2 1000 m
Gold 2006 Račice K-4 1000 m
Gold 2007 Pontevedra K-1 200 m
Gold 2009 Brandenburg K-4 200 m
Gold 2010 Trasona K-1 200 m
Gold 2010 Trasona K-2 200 m
Gold 2010 Trasona K-2 500 m
Gold 2012 Zagreb K-1 200 m
Gold 2012 Zagreb K-2 500 m
Gold 2013 Montemor-o-Velho K-2 200 m
Gold 2013 Montemor-o-Velho K-4 500 m
Silver 2002 Szeged K-4 200 m
Silver 2009 Brandenburg K1-4×200 m
Silver 2009 Brandenburg K-2 200 m
Silver 2009 Brandenburg K-4 500 m
Bronze 2013 Montemor-o-Velho K-1 200 m
Bronze 2013 Montemor-o-Velho K-2 500 m

Nataša Dušev-Janić (Serbian Cyrillic: Наташа Душев-Јанић, Hungarian: Dusev-Janics Natasa; born June 24, 1982 in Bačka Palanka, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Serbian sprint canoer who has competed for Hungary since 2001 and has won six Olympic medals in the sprint canoe events.

Early life[edit]

Natasa grew up in Serbia and competed for FR Yugoslavia at the 2000 Summer Olympics before moving to Hungary. She is a daughter of Milan Janić (1957-2003), a Serbian canoer who won a silver medal for Yugoslavia in the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Both her brothers, Mićo and Stjepan Janić, are canoers and have competed for Croatia since 2004. They took part in the 2008 Olympics, though Mićo was only nominated as a reserve.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Janics won two Olympic gold medals in the sprint canoe events at the 2004 Summer Olympics, another gold and silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics and silver and bronze at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She has also won 22 medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with 18 golds (K-1 200 m: 2007, 2009, 2010; K-2 200 m: 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010; K-2 500 m: 2005, 2006; K-2 1000 m: 2005, 2006; K-4 200 m: 2002, 2006; K-4 500 m: 2006, 2009, 2010; K-4 1000 m: 2003, 2006) and four silvers (K-1 500 m: 2010, K-1 4 x 200 m: 2009, 2010; K-4 200 m: 2009).

She was elected Hungarian Sportswoman of the Year in 2004 and 2010. Together with Katalin Kovács she earned the title Hungarian Sportsteam of the year in 2005, 2006 and 2010.

On 4 October 2012 it was revealed that she made a decision to return and compete under the flag of her native country, Serbia.[3] On 9 March 2013 she informed the Hungarian Canoe Federation in a letter about changing her mind and her wish to compete for Hungary during her professional career. [4]

Awards and honours[edit]

List of awards[edit]

Orders and special awards[edit]

  • Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary – Knight's Cross: 2004
  • Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary – Officer's Cross: 2008
  • Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary – Commander's Cross with Star: 2012

References[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Lazar Lazarević
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia The Best Young Athlete of Yugoslavia
2000
Succeeded by
Tomislav Tomović
Preceded by
Katalin Kovács
Katinka Hosszú
Hungarian Sportswoman of The Year
2004
2010
Succeeded by
Zsuzsanna Vörös
Tamara Csipes