Katherine Hadford

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Katherine Hadford
Priscilla Hill.jpg
Hadford with former coach Priscilla Hill
Personal information
Full name Katherine Hadford
Country represented  Hungary
Former country(ies) represented  United States
Born (1989-07-24) July 24, 1989 (age 28)
Vienna, Virginia, United States
Residence Budapest, Hungary
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Coach Jeranjak Ipakjan
Former coach Zsofia Kulcsar,
Priscilla Hill
Choreographer Jeranjak Ipakja]
Former choreographer Anjelika Krylova
Skating club Jeghegy Budapest
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 115.99
2008 Europeans
Short program 41.04
2008 World Junior Figure Skating Championships
Free skate 76.53
2008 Europeans

Katherine "Kati" Hadford (born 24 July 1989) is a Hungarian-American figure skater who skates internationally for Hungary. She is the 2008 and 2010 Hungarian national silver medalist and three time (2006, 2007, 2009) bronze medalist.

Personal life[edit]

Hadford was born in Vienna, Virginia, United States in the United States. Her mother is a Hungarian citizen and her grandparents (György Szele and Kornélia Széchényi) fled Hungary in the 1950s to escape communism.[1][2] She is related to István Széchenyi.[1]

She moved to Hungary when she began representing that country in competition. She is bilingual in Hungarian and English.


Hadford previously skated for the United States.[3][4] Hadford began representing Hungary internationally in the 2006/2007 season.

Competitive highlights[edit]

For Hungary[edit]

Event 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11
European Championships 21st 31st 31st 34th
World Junior Championships 25th 24th
Hungarian Championships 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd
Golden Spin of Zagreb 9th 11th 11th 15th
Crystal Skate of Romania 14th
Ondrej Nepela Memorial 10th
Karl Schäfer Memorial 12th
Junior Grand Prix, Italy 25th
Junior Grand Prix, Germany 12th
Junior Grand Prix, Austria 23rd
Junior Grand Prix, Hungary 10th
Junior Grand Prix, Czech Republic 18th
N. = Novice level; J. = Junior level

For the United States[edit]

Event 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
U.S. Championships 4th N. 17th
Triglav Trophy 3rd N.
Eastern Sectionals 2nd N. 5th J. 11th 3rd 8th
South Atlantic Regionals 2nd J. 3rd 1st 2nd
N. = Novice level; J. = Junior level


  1. ^ a b Mittan, Barry (January 22, 2008). "Hungary's Hadford Heralds Her Heritage". SkateToday. Retrieved August 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ Dobor, Helga (2005). "The human heart is the same everywhere". Absolute Skating. 
  3. ^ "Triglav Trophy 2002 - Novice Girls Result". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. 
  4. ^ "2002 State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships: Novice Ladies Free Skate & Final Standings". Retrieved 2007-06-29. 

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