Emese HUNYADY

Austria AUT

Speed Skating

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    1 S
    1 B
  • Games participations
    6
  • First Olympic Games
    Sarajevo 1984
  • Year of Birth
    1966
Olympic Results

Biography

Emese HUNYADY

By far the best female speed skater to come out of Hungary, Emese Hunyady first appeared internationally at age 15. After representing her birth nation at the 1984 Olympics, she entered a marriage of convenience with Austrian coach Thomas Németh, allowing her to move to Western Europe and represent Austria from 1987 on. Having evolved from a sprinter to an allround skater, she experienced three highly successful years from 1992 through 1994. In 1992, Hunyady claimed two silver medals at the major allround tournaments, while placing third in the Olympic 3,000 m. One year later, she took the European title (helped by a fall of Gunda Niemann), while finishing as runner-up at that season's Worlds. At the 1994 Olympics, she first earned a silver in the 3,000 m, before becoming the first Austrian speed skating champion by winning the 1,500 m. Earlier in the season, Hunyady had also won the World Allrounds, although these were not well-attended. The Austrian's last title came in 1999, when she won the 1,500 m at the World Single Distance Championships. Retiring after the 2002 Olympics, Hunyady moved to Switzerland with her husband, former speed skater Timo Järvinen and their son.

Personal Bests: 500 – 38.87 (2001); 1000 – 1:15.99 (2000); 1500 – 1:56.51 (2002); 3000 – 4:06.55 (2002); 5000 – 7:15.23 (1998).

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
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Salt Lake City 2002

#12
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
#9
3,000 metres
3,000 metres Speed Skating
#26
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Nagano 1998

#4
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
#5
3,000 metres
3,000 metres Speed Skating
#8
5,000 metres
5,000 metres Speed Skating
#DSQ
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Lillehammer 1994

#7
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
G
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
S
3,000 metres
3,000 metres Speed Skating
#12
5,000 metres
5,000 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Albertville 1992

#10
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
#7
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
B
3,000 metres
3,000 metres Speed Skating
#15
5,000 metres
5,000 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Calgary 1988

#16
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
#14
3,000 metres
3,000 metres Speed Skating
#=19
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Sarajevo 1984

#30
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
#19
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating

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