Jozef Beständig

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Jozef Beständig
Oľga Beständigová Jozef Beständig 2005 European.jpg
Beständigová/Beständig at the 2005 European Championships
Personal information
Country represented Slovakia
Born (1978-02-27) 27 February 1978 (age 39)
Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Former partner Oľga Beständigová
Former skating club Slovan Ruzinov Bratislava
Began skating 1981
Retired 2005

Jozef Beständig (born 27 February 1978) is a Slovak former competitive pair skater. Competing with his sister Oľga Beständigová, he won nine senior international medals and eight Slovak national titles. They competed at the 2002 Winter Olympics, five World Championships, and seven European Championships, placing as high as 7th (2001 Europeans).

Personal life[edit]

Born on 27 February 1978 in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, Jozef Beständig is the elder brother of Oľga Beständigová.[1] After retiring from skating, he became a financial counselor.[2]

Skating career[edit]

Beständig represented Slovakia with Beständigová. Their first ISU Championship was the 1997 Europeans in Paris; they finished last (17th). The following season, they placed 12th at the 1998 Europeans in Milan and 18th at the 1998 Worlds in Minneapolis.

Beständigová/Beständig achieved their highest ISU Championship result, 7th, at the 2001 Europeans in Bratislava. They would go on to qualify for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, where they finished 17th.

Beständigová retired from competition following the 2001–02 season but returned to compete with her brother again for the 2004–05 season. The pair placed 8th at the 2005 European Championships in Turin and 15th at the 2005 World Championships in Moscow. They then ended their partnership.


(with Beständigová)

Season Short program Free skating
  • The Fifth Element
    by Éric Serra
  • Slowly to the Sun
    by This is Kevin
  • The Fifth Element
    by Éric Serra


GP: Champions Series/Grand Prix

(with Beständigová)

Event 95–96 96–97 97–98 98–99 99–00 00–01 01–02 04–05
Olympics 17th
Worlds 18th 17th 18th 22nd 15th
Europeans 17th 12th 10th 12th 7th 13th 8th
GP Skate America 8th
GP Sparkassen 9th
GP Trophée Lalique 7th
Czech Skate 4th
Golden Spin 2nd 2nd 6th
Karl Schäfer 10th 3rd
Nebelhorn Trophy 8th 9th
Ondrej Nepela 4th 2nd 2nd 1st
Skate Israel 3rd 3rd
Tallinn Cup 3rd
Grand Prize SNP 3rd J.
Slovak Champ. 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
J. = Junior level


  1. ^ a b "Olga BESTANDIGOVA / Jozef BESTANDIG: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 25 November 2005. 
  2. ^ Bőd, Titanilla (28 October 2014). "So do you know who Ondrej Nepela was?". Absolute Skating. 
  3. ^ "Olga BESTANDIGOVA / Jozef BESTANDIG: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 June 2002. 
  4. ^ "Olga BESTANDIGOVA / Jozef BESTANDIG: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 April 2001. 
  5. ^ a b "BESTANDIGOVA Olga / BESTANDIG Jozef SVK Slovakia". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 12 January 2016. 

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