Zoltán Tóth

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Zoltán Tóth
Personal information
Country represented Hungary
Born (1979-08-24) 24 August 1979 (age 37)
Debrecen, Hungary
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Former coach Zsófia Kulcsár, András Száraz
Former choreographer István Boros, Jeranjak Ipakjan, Edvald Smirnov
Skating club Jegcsillag SC Budapest
Vasas SC Budapest
Began skating 1988
Retired 2006
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 150.18
2005 Karl Schäfer Memorial
Short program 55.07
2006 Olympics
Free skate 101.20
2005 Karl Schäfer Memorial

Zoltán Tóth (born 24 August 1979) is a Hungarian former competitive figure skater. He is a five-time Hungarian national champion and competed in two Winter Olympics.

Personal life[edit]

Zoltán Tóth was born on 24 August 1979 in Debrecen, Hungary.[1]

Career[edit]

Tóth began skating in 1988.[2] Early in his career, he was coached by András Száraz.[3] Zsófia Kulcsár became his coach in 1998.[4]

Tóth became Hungary's senior national champion for the first time in the 2000–01 season. He represented Vasas Skating Club in Budapest.[3] The following season, he competed at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, placing 25th. His highest ISU Championship placement, 17th, came at the 2003 Europeans in Malmö, Sweden.

In the 2003–04 season, Tóth began representing Jegcsillag Skating Club in Budapest.[2] He won silver medals at the 2003 Golden Spin of Zagreb and 2003 Crystal Skate of Romania. He placed 25th at both the 2004 European Championships in Budapest and 2004 World Championships in Dortmund.

Tóth started the 2005–06 season with a sixth-place result at the 2005 Ondrej Nepela Memorial in Bratislava, Slovakia. In October, he competed at the 2005 Karl Schäfer Memorial in Vienna – the final opportunity to qualify for the Olympics – and finished 7th, which would turn out to be sufficient. In February 2006, he competed at the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. He was one of 24 skaters to qualify for the free skate, having ranked 24th in the short, and finished 24th overall. It was his final competitive appearance.

Tóth is a coach at Jégvirág Miskolc Skating Club in Miskolc, Hungary.[4]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2005–06
[1]
  • Kill Bill
    choreo. by Edvald Smirnov, István Boros
2004–05
[5]
  • Music
    by Ludwig van Beethoven
    choreo. by Edvald Smirnov
2003–04
[2]
2002–03
[6]
  • Piano Concerto No. 1
    by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    choreo. by Jerenjak Ipakjan
2001–02
[7]
  • Night on Bald Mountain
    by Modest Mussorgsky
    choreo. by István Boros
2000–01
[3]

Results[edit]

JGP: Junior Series/Junior Grand Prix

International[8]
Event 95–96 96–97 97–98 98–99 99–00 00–01 01–02 02–03 03–04 04–05 05–06
Olympics 25th 24th
Worlds 35th 31st 27th 25th 27th
Europeans 25th 17th 25th 30th 26th
Crystal Skate 2nd 2nd
Czech Skate 12th
Golden Spin 20th 12th 18th 2nd 11th
Karl Schäfer 7th
Nebelhorn Trophy 15th
Ondrej Nepela 20th 10th 6th 6th
International: Junior[8]
Junior Worlds 27th 30th
JGP Hungary 11th 10th
JGP Slovakia 13th
Grand Prize SNP 5th J.
Penta Cup 7th J.
National[8]
Hungarian Champ. 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st
J. = Junior level

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Zoltan TOTH: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 June 2006. 
  2. ^ a b c "Zoltan TOTH: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 5 June 2004. 
  3. ^ a b c "Zoltan TOTH: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 17 April 2001. 
  4. ^ a b "Tóth Zoltán" (in Hungarian). Miskolci Jégvirág Korcsolya Klub (Jégvirág Miskolc Skating Club). Archived from the original on 9 February 2016. 
  5. ^ "Zoltan TOTH: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 5 February 2005. 
  6. ^ "Zoltan TOTH: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 April 2003. 
  7. ^ "Zoltan TOTH: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 June 2002. 
  8. ^ a b c "Zoltan TOTH (HUN Hungary)". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 9 February 2016. 

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