Krisztina Fazekas Zur

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The native form of this personal name is Fazekas Krisztina. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.
Krisztina Fazekas-Zur
Fazekas-Zur Krisztina (2012).jpg
Fazekas-Zur in 2012
Personal information
Nationality Hungarian
Born (1980-08-01) 1 August 1980 (age 36)
Budapest, Hungary[1]
Height 172 cm (5 ft 8 in)[2]
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Sport Canoe sprint
Club Budapest SE (1990–1997)
Újpesti TE (1997–2000)
MTK (2001–2009)
Győri VSE (2012–)
Coached by Rami Zur (husband)
Botond Storcz (national)[3]

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).[1][3]

Fazekas Zur also won gold medals in the kayak four (K-4) 500 m team event at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

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;[1] they have a son Noah.[3] She lives in California and represented the United States in 2011, but returned to competing for Hungary winning gold at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[3]

In 2013 she founded the Path of Champions Foundation (Hungarian: Bajnokok Utja Alapitvany) that aims to help children through sport.[3]



  1. ^ a b c d Krisztina Fazekas Zur.
  2. ^ a b Krisztina Fazekas-Zur.
  3. ^ a b c d e Krisztina Fazekas-Zur.

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