Oľga Beständigová

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Oľga Beständigová
Oľga Beständigová Jozef Beständig 2005 European.jpg
Beständigová/Beständig at the 2005 European Championships
Personal information
Country represented Slovakia
Turkey
Born (1979-05-02) 2 May 1979 (age 35)
Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.54 m (5 ft 1 in)
Former partner İlhan Mansız
Vladimir Futáš
Jozef Beständig
Former coach Doug Ladret, Don Baldwin, Tiffany Vise, Stefan Zins, Alexander König, Craig Shepherd, Vladimir Dvojnikov, Vladimir Podobin, Alan Spiegel, Svetlana Majkova
Former choreographer Doug Ladret, Oľga Beständigová, Marek Krenek, D. Stefanova, D. Mlynarcikova
Former skating club Slovan Ruzinov Bratislava
Former training locations Scottsdale, Arizona
Garmisch
Oberstdorf
Arlington, Texas
Bratislava
Began skating 1984
Retired 2013

Oľga Beständigová (born 2 May 1979) is a Slovak pair skater. With her brother, Jozef Beständig, she placed as high as seventh at the European Championships, as high as 15th at the World Championships, and 17th at the 2002 Winter Olympics. In 2013, she competed with İlhan Mansız for Turkey.

Career[edit]

Beständigová competed for Slovakia with her brother, Jozef Beständig. She retired from competition following the 2002 Winter Olympics but returned to compete with her brother again for the 2004–05 season. In 2005, she had a brief partnership with Vladimir Futáš.

Beständigová participated in the Turkish show Buzda Dans in the winters of 2006-2007 and 2007-2008. She won the second edition of the show with her partner, İlhan Mansız.[1] In 2010, Beständigová and Mansız began training in an attempt to qualify for the pairs' event at the 2014 Winter Olympics. They initially trained in Oberstdorf and Garmisch with coaches Alexander König and Stefan Zins, and later with Doug Ladret, Don Baldwin, and Tiffany Vise in Scottsdale, Arizona.[1][2] Beständigová/Mansız made their competitive debut together at the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy, which was also the final qualifying opportunity for the Olympics. It was Beständigová's first international competition in eight years.[3] The pair finished 19th and last in the pairs event,[4] ending their hope of skating at the Olympic Games. They competed in the 2013 Ondrej Nepela Trophy before retiring from competition.

Programs[edit]

With Mansız[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2013–2014
[2]

With Beständig[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2004–2005
[5]
2001–2002
[6]
  • The Fifth Element
    by Éric Serra
2000–2001
[7]
  • Slowly to the Sun
    by This is Kevin
  • The Fifth Element
    by Éric Serra

Results[edit]

With Mansız for Turkey[edit]

Beständigová and Mansız in 2013
Results[8]
International
Event 2013–2014
Nebelhorn Trophy 19th
Ondrej Nepela Memorial 5th

With Futáš for Slovakia[edit]

Results[9]
International
Event 2005–2006
Karl Schäfer Memorial 11th

With Beständig for Slovakia[edit]

Results[5][6][7]
International
Event 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2004–05
Olympics 17th
Worlds 18th 17th 18th 22nd 15th
Europeans 17th 12th 10th 12th 7th 13th 8th
CS Skate America 8th
Karl Schäfer 10th 3rd
Ondrej Nepela 2nd 2nd 1st
Skate Israel 3rd 3rd
National
Slovak Champ. 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
CS = Champions Series (later renamed to Grand Prix)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bőd, Titanilla (9 October 2011). "Olga Beständigová and Ilhan Mansiz - a crazy dream about Sochi, Part 1". Absolute Skating. ; "Part 2". ; "Part 3". 
  2. ^ a b "Olga BESTANDIGOVA / Ilhan MANSIZ: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 7 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Bőd, Titanilla (4 October 2013). "Returning guests and Olympic dreams in Oberstdorf". Absolute Skating. 
  4. ^ 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy pairs result
  5. ^ a b "Olga BESTANDIGOVA / Jozef BESTANDIG: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 25 November 2005. 
  6. ^ a b "Olga BESTANDIGOVA / Jozef BESTANDIG: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 June 2002. 
  7. ^ a b "Olga BESTANDIGOVA / Jozef BESTANDIG: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 April 2001. 
  8. ^ "Competition Results: Olga BESTANDIGOVA / Ilhan MANSIZ". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Olga BESTANDIGOVA / Vladimir FUTAS: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 January 2014. 

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