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Julia Sebestyen

Júlia Sebestyén at the 2004 World Championships in Dortmund

Most Recent Results:
Event Points Finish Year
2009 Skate America 159.03 3rd 2009
2009 Cup of Russia 148.50 6th 2009

Júlia Sebestyén (; born May 14, 1981 in Miskolc, Hungary) is a Hungarian figure skater. She is the 2004 European Champion. She is the first Hungarian woman to win the European title.

BiographyEdit

Sebestyén began skating at the age of 4, practicing on the outdoor ice rink Tiszaújváros. After she turned 13 her situation improved. She still represents the club Tiszaújvárosi SC. Her former coach was András Száraz. She changed coaches to Gurgen Vardanjan shortly after the 2005-2006 season.

She began competing on the senior international levein 1995. She made her senior ISU Championship debut at the 1995 European Figure Skating Championships, where she placed 15th. She competed at the 1998 Winter Olympics and placed 15th.

In the 1998-1999 post-Olympic season, Sebestyen competed on both the Junior Grand Prix and at senior ISU championships. She made her senior Grand Prix debut in the 1999-2000 season.

She competed at the 2002 Winter Olympics and placed 8th.

In 2004, she won the 2004 European Figure Skating Championships, becoming the first Hungarian woman to win that competition. Although Hungarian women had won the World Figure Skating Championships, the European Championships were not established in that time.

She competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics and placed 18th.

She began the 2006-2007 skating season strongly. She won the 2006 Cup of China and the silver medal at the 2006 Cup of Russia. This qualified her for the 2006-2007 Grand Prix Final, where she placed 6th. She placed 9th at the 2007 European Figure Skating Championships and 12th at the 2007 World Figure Skating Championships.

ProgramsEdit

Season Short Program Free Skating
2008-2009 Song from a Secret Garden
by Secret Garden
Libertango
by Astor Piazzolla
performed by Bond
Selection of Music
by Edvin Marton

Competitive highlights Edit

Júlia Sebestyén has had a long competitive career. Her competitive highlights by season are split up into the tables below.

Post-2004Edit

Event/Season 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009
Winter Olympics 18th
World Figure Skating Championships 12th 22nd 12th 11th
European Champion 4th 14th 9th 4th 8th
Hungarian Championships 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
Grand Prix Final 6th
Cup of Russia 3rd 6th 2nd 7th 7th
Cup of China 1st 5th
Skate America 8th
Skate Canada 6th
Trophée Lalique 3rd
Golden Spin of Zagreb 1st
Ondrej Nepela Memorial 1st 2nd 1st
Finlandia Trophy 3rd

1999-2004Edit

Event/Season 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004
Winter Olympics 8th
World Figure Skating Championships 7th 18th 8th 14th 6th
European Champion 6th 6th 10th 3rd 1st
Hungarian Championships 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st
Grand Prix Final 6th
Cup of Russia 8th
Skate America 5th 6th 8th
Skate Canada 6th 3rd
Trophee Lalique 3rd
NHK Trophy 7th 5th
Ondrej Nepela Memorial 1st 3rd
Finlandia Trophy 6th
Karl Schäfer Memorial 3rd 2nd
Skate Israel 2nd
Golden Spin of Zagreb 3rd

Pre-1999Edit

Event 1994-1995 1995-1996 1996-1997 1997-1998 1998-1999
Winter Olympics 15th
World Figure Skating Championships 19th 19th
European Champion 15th 17th 6th
World Junior Championships 21st 14th 9th
Hungarian Championships 2nd 3rd 2nd
Nebelhorn Trophy 4th
Junior Grand Prix, Hungary 2nd 1st
Junior Grand Prix, Mexico 6th
Junior Grand Prix, Germany 13th

ReferencesEdit

External links Edit











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