Ivett Tóth (born 20 December 1998) is a Hungarian figure skater. She is the 2014 CS Ice Challenge bronze medalist, a two-time Santa Claus Cup champion (2014, 2016), the 2018 Christmas Cup champion, the 2019 Volvo Open Cup champion, and a five-time Hungarian national (2014-2017, 2019). She has competed in the final segment at eight ISU Championships and placed 23rd at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Ivett Tóth
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Tóth in 2018
Personal information
Country representedHungary
Born (1998-12-20) 20 December 1998 (age 21)
Budapest, Hungary
Height1.59 m (5 ft 2 12 in)
CoachZsófia Tokaji-Kulcsár, Zoltán Tóth
Former coachIstván Simon, Júlia Gór-Sebestyén, Linda van Troyen
ChoreographerBenoît Richaud[1]
Former choreographerAttila Elek, Shanetta Folle, Judit Puskas, Soni Panni
Skating clubVasas Budapest
Former skating clubSebestyen KSE
MAC Budapest
Training locationsBudapest, Hungary
Former training locationsZurich, Switzerland
Began skating2004
ISU personal best scores
Combined total160.83
2019 Europeans
Short program55.57
2018 CS Finlandia Trophy
Free skate105.93
2019 Europeans

Personal lifeEdit

Ivett Tóth was born on 20 December 1998 in Budapest, Hungary.[2] She attended Babits Mihály Gimnázium in Újpest.[3]


Early yearsEdit

Ivett Tóth's father first brought her to an ice rink in 2004.[2][4] In 2009, she fractured her ankle and underwent surgery.[5] She competed internationally on the advanced novice level for two seasons beginning in 2010–2011.

2012–2013 seasonEdit

Tóth debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) series and won the Hungarian national junior title. Selected to represent Hungary at the 2013 World Junior Championships, she qualified for the free skate and finished 21st overall in Milan, Italy.

2013–2014 seasonEdit

Tóth remained a junior in international events but competed on the senior level nationally. She became the Hungarian national champion at the 2014 Four Nationals. At the 2014 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, she was eliminated after placing 31st in the short program. Tóth was coached by István Simon until the end of the 2013–14 season.[6] Júlia Gór-Sebestyén became her coach in April 2014.[3]

2014–2015 seasonEdit

In November, making her senior international debut, Tóth won the bronze medal at an ISU Challenger Series (CS) competition, the 2014 Ice Challenge in Graz, Austria. Her short program placements at the 2015 European Championships in Stockholm, Sweden (33rd); 2015 World Junior Championships in Tallinn, Estonia (28th); and 2015 World Championships in Shanghai, China (26th) were insufficient to advance to the free skate.

2015–2016 seasonEdit

Competing in the 2015 JGP series, Tóth finished 8th in Linz, Austria, and 6th in Zagreb, Croatia. After placing 5th at her CS event, the 2015 Ice Challenge, she took silver at the Santa Claus Cup and won her third consecutive senior national title.

At the 2016 European Championships in Bratislava, she qualified to the final segment by placing 10th in the short program with a personal best score. She then placed 12th in the free skate and 11th overall. She finished 8th at the 2016 World Junior Championships in Debrecen, Hungary, after placing 15th in the short and 7th in the free. At the 2016 World Championships in Boston, she was eliminated after placing 28th in the short program.

2016–2017 seasonEdit

Tóth finished 8th at the 2017 European Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Ranked 14th in the short, she qualified to the final segment at the 2017 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland, and would finish 20th overall. Due to her result, Hungary qualified a spot in the ladies' singles event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

In May 2017, Júlia Gór-Sebestyén said that the two would no longer work together and Tóth decided to train under Linda van Troyen in Zurich, Switzerland.[7]

2017–2018 seasonEdit

Tóth fractured her foot off ice in August 2017.[8][9] As a result, she withdrew from the 2017 Rostelecom Cup, which would have been her Grand Prix debut. In December, she placed second to Fruzsina Medgyesi at the Hungarian Championships. In January, they both competed at the 2018 European Championships in Moscow, Russia; Tóth was the only one to qualify to the free skate and went on to finish 13th overall. She was selected as Hungary's Olympic entry on 19 January 2018.[10]

In February, Tóth competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.[5] Her performance drew media attention when she appeared on ice to perform to AC/DC's Back in Black and Thunderstruck in a studded leather vest with a picture of Angus Young on the back.[11][12][13][14] She qualified to the free skate and finished 23rd, both at the Olympics and at the 2018 World Championships, which took place the following month in Milan, Italy.

2018–2019 seasonEdit

Tóth decided to train with Zsófia Tokaji-Kulcsár and Zoltán Tóth in Budapest.[2]


Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
  • Torn (Redux)
    by Nathan Lanier
  • Resolve
    by Nathan Lanier
    choreo. by Benoit Richaud
  • La leyenda del beso
    by Raul di Blasio
  • Mohabbatein
    by Jatin Lalit

Competitive highlightsEdit

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

Event 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19 19-20
Olympics 23rd
Worlds 26th 28th 20th 23rd 25th
Europeans 33rd 11th 8th 13th 13th TBD
GP Rostelecom WD
CS Finlandia 13th
CS Ice Challenge 3rd 5th
CS Lombardia 7th
CS Ondrej Nepela 10th 8th
CS Tallinn Trophy 6th
CS Warsaw Cup 13th
Christmas Cup 1st
Cup of Tyrol WD
Coupe Printemps 3rd
Golden Bear 12th
Halloween Cup 3rd 4th
Hellmut Seibt 2nd
Santa Claus Cup 1st 2nd 1st
Volvo Open Cup 2nd 1st 7th
International: Junior[20]
Junior Worlds 21st 31st 28th 8th
JGP Austria 8th
JGP Belarus 15th
JGP Croatia 8th 6th
JGP Czech Rep. 11th
JGP Estonia 13th
JGP Slovenia 14th
Golden Bear 1st
Santa Claus Cup 2nd
Skate Celje 3rd
International: Advanced novice[21]
Santa Claus Cup 2nd 3rd
Ice Challenge 11th
Tirnavia Ice Cup 1st
Hungary 1st J 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st
J = Junior level
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew


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  5. ^ a b "Athlete Profile - Ivett TOTH". pyeongchang2018.com. Archived from the original on 20 April 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Ivett TOTH: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Tóth Ivett új edzővel készül a 2018-as olimpiára". m4sport.hu (in Hungarian). 19 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Otthonában sérült meg Tóth Ivett". m4sport.hu (in Hungarian). 21 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Tóth Ivett Svájcban készül az olimpiára (videó)". veol.hu (in Hungarian). 14 October 2017. Archived from the original on 24 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Téli olimpia: döntöttek két magyar kvóta sorsáról". Nemzeti Sport (in Hungarian). 19 January 2018. Archived from the original on 20 January 2018.
  11. ^ Bruner, Raisa (21 February 2018). "The Internet Loves That This Figure Skater Chose AC/DC". Time.
  12. ^ Brandle, Lars (20 February 2018). "Ivett Toth Skated to AC/DC at the Olympics and Twitter is Thunderstuck". billboard.com.
  13. ^ Heinz, Natasha (22 February 2018). "Figure skater performs to AC/DC, has the most rocking routine". Alternative Press.
  14. ^ Kasana, Mehreen (21 February 2018). "A Hungarian Figure Skater Danced To AC/DC & Twitter Thinks It's Badass". bustle.com.
  15. ^ "Ivett TOTH: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Ivett TOTH: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 31 May 2017.
  17. ^ "Ivett TOTH: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 May 2016.
  18. ^ "Ivett TOTH: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 May 2015.
  19. ^ "Ivett TOTH: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 March 2013.
  20. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Ivett TOTH". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 24 September 2018.
  21. ^ "Ivett Toth". rinkresults.com.

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