Emese Hunyady

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Emese Hunyady
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Emese Hunyady
Personal information
Born (1966-03-04) 4 March 1966 (age 50)
Budapest, Hungary
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Spouse(s) Thomas Nemeth
Sport
Country Hungary
Austria
Sport Speed skating
Turned pro 1981
Retired 2002

Emese Hunyady (born 4 March 1966 in Budapest, Hungary) is a former speed skater.

At age 10, Hunyady participated at the 1977 Hungarian Sprint Championships for Juniors, finishing sixth. Representing Hungary, she had her first international competition in 1979 and in the following years, although still a junior, she entered several senior tournaments. In 1985, after marrying her Austrian coach Thomas Nemeth, she obtained Austrian citizenship and started competing for Austria. The marriage was dissolved some years later, but she retained her Austrian citizenship.

During her 25-year-long career, she was a steady performer, almost always finishing in the top 10 of the events she participated in. Her best year was 1994, when she won bronze at the European Allround Championships, became World Allround Champion, won the 1500 m World Cup, and became Olympic Champion on the 1500 m, while winning Olympic silver on the 3000 m. After that, her successes became fewer, but in 1999, she surprisingly won the World Single Distance Championships on her favourite distance, the 1500 m.

Hunyady participated in six Winter Olympics from 1984 to 2002 and won a large number of Hungarian and Austrian National Allround, Sprint, and Single Distance Championships. She started her sporting career in figure skating, something she used to show when celebrating her victories as a speed skater.

Hunyady is married to Timo Järvinen, a former speed skater from Finland. They have a son, Jasper.[1]

Medals[edit]

An overview of medals won by Hunyady at important championships she participated in, listing the years in which she won each:

Championships Gold medal Silver medal Bronze medal
Winter Olympics 1994 (1500 m) 1994 (3000 m) 1992 (3000 m)
World Allround 1994 1992
1993
World Sprint
World Single Distance 1999 (1500 m) 1996 (1000 m)
2000 (1500 m)
World Cup 1994 (1500 m) 1991 (1500 m)
1992 (1500 m)
1992 (3000 m / 5000 m)
1993 (1500 m)
1995 (1500 m)
1990 (1500 m)
1993 (3000 m / 5000 m)
1998 (1500 m)
European Allround 1993 1992 1994
Austrian Allround 1995
1996
1997
1999
2000
Austrian Sprint 2001
Hungarian Allround 1984 1985
Hungarian Sprint 1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985

World records[edit]

Over the course of her career, Hunyady skated one world record:

Event Result Date Venue
Mini combination 164.658 27 March 1994 Calgary

Personal records[edit]

To put these personal records in perspective, the last column (WR) lists the official world records on the dates that Hunyady skated her personal records.

Event Result Date Venue WR
500 m 38.87 15 March 2001 Calgary 37.40
1000 m 1:15.99 30 January 2000 Calgary 1:14.61
1500 m 1:56.51 20 February 2002 Salt Lake City 1:54.38
3000 m 4:06.55 10 February 2002 Salt Lake City 3:59.26
5000 m 7:15.23 20 February 1998 Nagano 7:03.26
Small combination 164.885 7 February 1999 Hamar 163.020

Hunyady has an Adelskalender score of 162.320 points. Her highest position on the Adelskalender was a third place.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ohlinger, Gerhard (14 March 2011). "Emese Hunyady: Eine Goldmedaille öffnet keine Türen". Salzburger Nachrichten. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 

External links[edit]


Awards
Preceded by
Austria Anita Wachter
Austrian Sportswoman of the year
1994
Succeeded by
Austria Ursula Profanter