Zsófia Kónya

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.

Personal lifeEdit

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.

Sports careerEdit

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).

Year 2013 was a big success thanks to the relay bronze gained in the Winter Universiade in Trentino, Italy. She also achieved the 8th position on 1000 meters.[1]

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.[2]

Best timesEdit

Distance Time Date Place Event
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

ResultsEdit

Event Position
Overall 500m 1000m 1500m 3000m 3000m relay
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  

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • 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 |title= (help)CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)