Beständigová/Beständig at the 2005 European Championships
27 February 1978 |
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Former partner||Oľga Beständigová|
|Former skating club||Slovan Ruzinov Bratislava|
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).
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.
|Season||Short program||Free skating|
|GP Skate America||8th|
|GP Trophée Lalique||7th|
|Grand Prize SNP||3rd J.|
|J. = Junior level|
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