Krisztina Fazekas Zur
Fazekas-Zur in 2012
1 August 1980 |
|Height||172 cm (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||64 kg (141 lb)|
|Club||Budapest SE (1990–1997)
Újpesti TE (1997–2000)
Győri VSE (2012–)
|Coached by||Rami Zur (husband)
Botond Storcz (national)
Krisztina Fazekas Zur (born 1 August 1980) is a Hungarian sprint canoer who has competed since the mid-2000s. She won nine medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with four golds (K-4 200 m: 2001, K-4 500 m: 2006, K-4 1000 m: 2003, 2007) and five silvers (K-1 4 x 200 m: 2009, K-4 200 m: 2007, 2009; K-4 500 m: 2007; K-1 1000 m: 2011).
Fazekas Zur took up canoeing aged 10 together with her sister, following the example of her brother. She is married to her coach Rami Zur, a former Olympic canoeist for Israel and United States; they have a son Noah. She lives in California and represented the United States in 2011, but returned to competing for Hungary winning gold at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
- For Pilisvörösvár award (2006)
- Honorary Citizen of Pilisvörösvár (2012)
- Pilisvörösvár Jubilee Medal (2012)
- Order of Merit of Hungary – Officer's Cross (2012)
- Perpetual champion of Hungarian Kayak-Canoe (2012)
- Order of Merit of Hungary – Commander's Cross (2016)
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- Canoe09.ca profile
- ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 1: flatwater (now sprint): 1936–2007.
- ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 2: rest of flatwater (now sprint) and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936–2007.
- Official website
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