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Elek, with partner Hoffman, at the 2006 Winter Olympics

Nora Hoffmann & Attila Elek EUROS 2006 CD04:52

Nora Hoffmann & Attila Elek EUROS 2006 CD

Elek with partner Hoffman, competes in the Compulsory Dance at the 2006 European Championship

Attila Elek (born December 6, 1982 in Budapest) is a Hungarian ice dancer. With partner Nóra Hoffmann, he is the five-time Hungarian national champion, two-time World Junior silver medalists, and placed 17th at the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Career Edit

Elek was paired with Nóra Hoffmann by coaches when he was nine years old.[1] They twice won the silver medal at Junior Worlds, in 2003 and 2004. Hoffmann and Elek were silver medalists at the 2002–2003 Junior Grand Prix Final and won the title in 2003–2004. On the senior Grand Prix series, their best placement was 5th at 2006 Cup of Russia. Their best finish at senior Worlds was 15th in 2005. They competed at the 2006 Olympics, finishing 17th. During the warm-up at 2006 Worlds, another couple was performing a lift nearby and the woman's skates accidentally cut Hoffmann's back and elbow.[2] Despite the pain, Hoffmann skated with Elek a few minutes later and they finished 18th.

At the 2007 European Championships, they were 7th after the original dance but they were forced to withdraw – Elek broke his leg during the morning practice before the free dance.[2] They split up at the end of the season.

Elek's younger brother Gyorgy Elek competed in ice dance with Zsuzsanna Nagy.


Competitive highlightsEdit

(with Hoffmann)

Results
International
Event 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07
Olympics 17th
Worlds 18th 18th 15th 18th
Europeans 14th 11th 10th 12th WD**
GP Bompard 7th 6th
GP Cup of China 6th
GP Cup of Russia 5th
GP NHK Trophy 7th
Bofrost Cup 5th
Golden Spin 1st
Karl Schäfer 8th
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 21st 17th 9th 5th 2nd 2nd
JGP Final 5th 2nd 1st
JGP Bulgaria 3rd 1st
JGP China 9th
JGP Germany 1st
JGP Italy 2nd
JGP Japan 6th
JGP Mexico 7th 3rd
JGP Netherlands 8th
JGP Norway 4th
JGP Slovenia 1st
JGP USA 1st
National
Hungarian 2nd J. 1st J. 1st J. 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix
J. = Junior level; WD = Withdrew; **7th after OD


ReferencesEdit

  1. Hoffmann and Elek Revive Hungarian Ice Dancing Skate Today, Barry Mittan, February 6, 2005
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nóra Hoffmann – haunted by bad luck AbsoluteSkating.com, Titanilla Bod, 2009

External linksEdit

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