Hilda Múdra

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Hilda Múdra
Hilda Múdra (2012).jpg
Hilda Múdra in 2012
Personal information
Alternative names Hildegard Klimpel
Born (1926-01-01) January 1, 1926 (age 91)
Vienna, Austria
Residence Bratislava, Slovakia
Former coach Rudolf Kurtzer, Will Petters

Hilda Múdra, née Hildegard Klimpel (born January 1, 1926) is an Austrian-born Slovak figure skating coach. Her most notable student was Ondrej Nepela, the 1972 Olympic champion.

Personal life[edit]

Múdra was born as Hildegard Klimpel to Paul and Anna Klimpel in Vienna.[1][2] She married Slovak manager Jozef Múdry on 26 October 1947 and gave birth to their daughter, Dagmar, in 1949, and to their son, Pavol, in 1950.[2][3] Her husband died in November 2010.[4] She speaks both Slovak and German.[5]

Career[edit]

Múdra was coached by Rudolf Kurtzer and Will Petters in Vienna.[2] She trained first in single skating and then ice dancing.[2] In the mid-1940s, she toured with an Austrian ice show which visited Czechoslovakia, and then began coaching in Bratislava.[1][2] The first of her students to win a medal at the European Championships was Jana Mrázková.[1]

Múdra coached Ondrej Nepela for 15 years, having first met him in February 1958.[6][7] He would win gold at five European Championships, three World Championships, and the 1972 Winter Olympics. In 2000, he was named Slovak athlete of the 20th century — Múdra accepted the award from the Slovak president, Rudolf Schuster, on behalf of her deceased student.[2]

Múdra also worked with Jozef Sabovčík, Sanda Dubravčić, Jana Mrázková, Agnesa Wlachovská, Charlotte Walter, Martin Skotnický, Marián Filc, Eva Grožajová, Miroslav Šoška, Ľudmila Bezáková, Miljan Begović, and Eva Ďurišinová.[6][3][8] In her 80s, she fractured vertebra as a result of a fall, preventing her from returning to the ice, but she continued to coach children from behind the boards in Dúbravka, Bratislava.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Šimo, Marián. "Hilda Múdra: Celý život je len zmes náhod" [Hilda Múdra: Whole life is just a combination of coincidences] (in Slovak). Slováci vo svete. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Hlohoš, Jakub (26 October 2009). "Hilda Múdra". slovenskyportal.sk (in Slovak). 
  3. ^ a b "Hilda Múdra" (in Slovak). osobnosti.sk. Archived from the original on 29 May 2008. 
  4. ^ "Zomrel novinár a manžel Hildy Múdrej, Jozef Múdry" [Death of Jozef Múdry]. SITA (in Slovak). webnoviny.sk. 12 November 2010. 
  5. ^ "Otázky a odpovede: Na otázky odpovedala Hilda Múdra" [Questions and answers with Hilda Múdra] (in Slovak). Pravda (Slovakia). 19 March 2008. 
  6. ^ a b "Legendárny Ondrej Nepela by mal 60 rokov" [Legendary Ondrej Nepela would be 60 years old]. TASR (in Slovak). topky.sk. 22 January 2011. 
  7. ^ Gáfrik, Zdeno (19 March 2008). "Múdra: Nepela bol ideál krasokorčuľovania" [Múdra: Nepela was the ideal figure skater]. Pravda (Slovakia) (in Slovak). Retrieved 10 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "Múdra, Hilda" (in Slovak). Slovak National Sports Encyclopedia. 19 March 2010. Archived from the original on 16 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "H.Múdra stále venuje čas postihnutým deťom, ale už bez korčúľ" [H.Múdra still devotes time to children with disabilities, but now without skates]. TASR (in Slovak). europrofit.sk. 24 January 2011.