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Zsófia Kónya (born February 6, 1995 in Szeged, Hungary) is a Hungarian short track speed skater, member of the national team. She was 3rd placed on the European Championships in 2014 and 3rd placed in the Winter Universiade in 2013. She qualified and was expected to compete in Sochi at the Winter Olympic Games in 2014 representing Hungary.
She was born in Szeged, Hungary. She was living in the city until 16. She had get to know to skating sports at the age of 7. She took up short track speed skating at the age of 8. She decided to compete in short track because of the possibility of taking part at the Olympic Games. In 2011 she moved to Budapest because of the better training facilities. Meanwhile, she also switched clubs; she became the skater of Sportország SC. By this time she was already member of the national team.
She won Hungarian Junior Championships 6 times. She also celebrated winning the European Junior Cup twice, as she finished second twice at the competition.
She was able to finish on the podium in 2009 at the Hungarian Championships for the first time. She achieved two bronzes at this event in 1500 and in 3000 meters. In 2011 she finished third overall while winning a gold medal with the relay team.
Her best result at the Junior World Championships is the 8th place. In Melbourne (2012) she took this position on 500 meters, one year later in Warsaw she achieved the 8th position in 1500 meters, while she took the 11th place overall. Since season 2011/12 she has been competing at the World Cup events. Her best position until now is a 15th place in Nagoya (2012).
The main events of the year were the two qualification World Cups for the Olympic Games. She was able to win a quota for her country in 1500 meters. She also helped the women relay team to qualify for Sochi according to the results of the World Cups held in Torino, Italy and in Kolomna, Russia.
Her best result so far is the two bronze medals gained at the European Championships (Dresden, 2014): individual in 1500 m. and in team relay race on 3000 meters. In overall classification she took the 6th place.
|222m||25.958||December 17, 2005||Spišská Nová Ves (Slovakia)||Slovak Open|
|333m||38.205||December 17, 2005||Spišská Nová Ves (Slovakia)||Slovak Open|
|500m||44.348||January 18, 2014||Dresden (Germany)||European Championships|
|1000m||1:30.654||October 19, 2012.||Calgary (Canada)||World Cup|
|1500m||2:23.563||November 7, 2013||Torino (Italy)||World Cup|
|3000m||5:32.880||December 30, 2012||Budapest||Hungarian Championships|
|Hungarian Championships, Budapest, 2008||10th||9th||12th||11th||–|
|Hungarian Championships, Budapest, 2009||4th||5th||4th|
|World Junior Championship, Taipei (TPE), 2010||34th||21st||33rd||43rd||7th|
|Hungarian Championships, Budapest, 2011||5th||4th|
|World Cup, Salt Lake City (USA), 2011||25th||25th||9th|
|World Cup, Saguenay (CAN), 2011||20th||26th|
|World Junior Championships, Courmayeur (ITA), 2011||19th||30th||16th||11th||-||6th|
|World Cup, Moscow (RUS), 2012||23rd||24th|
|Hungarian Championships, Budapest, 2012||4th||4th||4th||4th|
|World Junior Championships, Melbourne (AUS), 2012||33rd||8th||DQ||DQ||-|
|World Cup, Calgary (CAN), 2012||27th||23rd||6th|
|World Cup, Montréal (CAN), 2012||28th||26th||11th|
|World Cup, Nagoya (JPN), 2012||15th||28th||8th|
|World Cup, Shanghai (CHI), 2012||18th||22nd||6th|
|European Championships, Malmö (SWE), 2013||26th||33rd||27th||14th||-||4th|
|World Championships, Debrecen (HUN), 2013||-||8th|
|World Junior Championships, Warsaw (POL), 2013||11th||13th||14th||8th||-|
|World Cup, Shanghai (CHI), 2013||25th||23rd||10th|
|World Cup, Seoul (KOR), 2013||27th||28th||7th|
|World Cup, Torino (ITA), 2013 - Olympics qualification||30th||16th||DQ|
|World Cup, Kolomna (RUS), 2013 - Olympics qualification||33rd||47th||21st||6th|
|Winter Universiade, Trentino (ITA), 2013||8th||19th|
|European Championships, Dresden (GER), 2014||6th||12th||9th||7th|
- Profile on shorttrackonline.info
- "Profile on the ISU website *http://m.sochi2014.com/en/athlete-zsofia-konya Profile on the official website of the Olympic Games". Archived from the original on 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2019-05-26. External link in
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