Attila Elek

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Attila Elek
Nora Hoffmann & Attila Elek - 2007 Europeans 2.jpg
Hoffmann and Elek at the 2007 European Championships
Personal information
Country represented Hungary
Born (1982-12-06) 6 December 1982 (age 32)
Budapest, Hungary
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Former partner Nóra Hoffmann
Former coach Sandor Nagy
Nikolai Morozov
Former choreographer Nikolai Morozov
Skating club Piruett S.E. Budapest
Began skating 1987
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 161.57
2006 Cup of Russia
Comp. dance 30.72
2005 Europeans
Original dance 50.83
2007 Europeans
Free dance 83.20
2005 Europeans

Attila Elek (born 6 December 1982 in Budapest) is a Hungarian ice dancer. With former partner Nóra Hoffmann, he is a two-time (2003–2004) World Junior silver medalist, the 2003 JGP Final champion, and a five-time (2003–2007) Hungarian national champion. They placed 17th at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino.

Career[edit]

Elek was paired with Nóra Hoffmann by coaches when he was nine years old.[1] They twice won the silver medal at Junior Worlds, in 2003 and 2004. Hoffmann / Elek were silver medalists at the 2002–2003 Junior Grand Prix Final and won the title in 2003–2004. On the senior Grand Prix series, their best placement was 5th at 2006 Cup of Russia. Their best finish at senior Worlds was 15th in 2005. They competed at the 2006 Olympics, finishing 17th. During the warm-up at 2006 Worlds, another couple was performing a lift nearby and the woman's skates accidentally cut Hoffmann's back and elbow.[2] Despite the pain, Hoffmann skated with Elek a few minutes later and they finished 18th.

At the 2007 European Championships, they were 7th after the original dance but they were forced to withdraw – Elek broke his leg during the morning practice before the free dance.[2] They split up at the end of the season.

Personal life[edit]

Elek's younger brother is György Elek, who also competed in ice dancing.[1]

Programs[edit]

(with Hoffmann)

Season Original dance Free dance
2006–2007
[3]
  • Tango
  • Swing, Brother Swing
  • Why don't you do Right?
    by Julie London
  • Swing, Brother Swing
2005–2006
[4]
  • Cha Cha
  • Rhumba
  • Samba
  • Flamenco medley
2004–2005
[1][5]
  • Slow foxtrot: Singing in the Rain
  • Quickstep: Music from "Ballroom Dancers"
2003–2004
[6]
  • Rock'n'roll: Great Balls of Fire
  • Blues: Big Legged Woman
  • Rock'n'roll: Great Balls of Fire
Dance with Me:
  • Black Machine
    by Jazz Machine
  • You are my Everything
    by Ana Gabriel
  • Pantera en Libertad
    by Monica Navanjo
2002–2003
[7]
  • Quickstep
  • Slow foxtrot
  • Quickstep
2001–2002
[8]
  • Tango: Sombras
  • Flamenco: Granada
2000–2001
[9]

Results[edit]

Hoffmann / Elek at the 2007 European Championships

(with Hoffmann)

Results[3][4][5][6][7][8][9]
International
Event 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07
Olympics 17th
Worlds 18th 18th 15th 18th
Europeans 14th 11th 10th 12th WD**
GP Bompard 7th 6th
GP Cup of China 6th
GP Cup of Russia 5th
GP NHK Trophy 7th
Bofrost Cup 5th
Golden Spin 1st
Karl Schäfer 8th
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 21st 17th 9th 5th 2nd 2nd
JGP Final 5th 2nd 1st
JGP Bulgaria 3rd 1st
JGP China 9th
JGP Germany 1st
JGP Italy 2nd
JGP Japan 6th
JGP Mexico 7th 3rd
JGP Netherlands 8th
JGP Norway 4th
JGP Slovenia 1st
JGP USA 1st
National
Hungarian 2nd J. 1st J. 1st J. 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix
J. = Junior level; WD = Withdrew; **7th after OD

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mittan, Barry (6 February 2005). "Hoffmann and Elek Revive Hungarian Ice Dancing". Skate Today. 
  2. ^ a b Bod, Titanilla (2009). "Nóra Hoffmann – haunted by bad luck". AbsoluteSkating.com. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Nora HOFFMANN / Attila ELEK: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 25 August 2007. 
  4. ^ a b "Nora HOFFMANN / Attila ELEK: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 25 April 2006. 
  5. ^ a b "Nora HOFFMANN / Attila ELEK: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 April 2005. 
  6. ^ a b "Nora HOFFMANN / Attila ELEK: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 June 2004. 
  7. ^ a b "Nora HOFFMANN / Attila ELEK: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 August 2003. 
  8. ^ a b "Nora HOFFMANN / Attila ELEK: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 June 2002. 
  9. ^ a b "Nora HOFFMANN / Attila ELEK: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 18 April 2001. 

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