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12 March 2018 | in NUSF News, Winter Universiade, Short Track Speed Skating

Universiade champions from Hungary become Olympic champions in PyeongChang

 

The Hungarian men’s short track 5000m relay team became Hungary’s very first Winter Olympic champions last month in PyeongChang. In addition to Liu Shaoang and Liu Shaolin Sándor, the team included university students Csaba Burján and Viktor Knoch.

 

The student-athlete duo of Burján and Knoch earlier announced their presence on the world scene when they from won this very same event at the Trentino 2013 Winter Universiade

 

The victorious Hungarian team also hand the talents of Bence Oláh as their substitute team member, who was also a member of the winning 5,000m relay team from Trentino 2013.

 

 

 

Not to be forgotten are the Hungarian women’s student-athletes performance in the 3,000m relay team event. The fourth place result that the quartet of Andrea Keszler, Bernadett Heidum, Zsófia Kónya and Petra Jászapáti – all former university student-athletes – was the second best result for Team Hungary at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games.

 

These Hungarian short track speedskaters also flashed their medal potential at the Trentino 2013 Winter Universiade as Keszler, Heidum and Kónya finished second in the Short Track Ladies’ 3,000m Relay in Italy.

 

 

Of the 19 Hungarians who competed at PyeongChang 2018, nine were university student-athletes

 

 

Andrea Keszler (short track) – University of Óbuda

Best university sport results: Universiade 2011. 3rd; Universiade 2013. 3rd

 

 

Bernadett Heidum (short track) – Budapest Metropolitan University

Best university sport results: Universiade 2011. 3rd; Universiade 2013. 2nd and 3rd

 

 

Petra Jászapáti (short track) – Eötvös Loránd University

Best Olympic result: individual 6th

 

 

Zsófia Kónya (short track) – University of Szeged

Best university sport results: Universiade 2013. 3rd

 

 

Bence Oláh (short track) – Semmelweis University

Best university sport results: Universiade 2013. 1st

 

 

Csaba Burján (short track) – Eötvös Loránd University

Best university sport results: Universiade 2013. 1st

 

 

Konrád Nagy (speed skating) – University of Óbuda  

Best university sport results: WUC 2016. 1st, 3rd; Universiade 2013. 6th

 

Viktor Knoch (short track) – Budapest Metropolitan University

Best university sport results: Universiade 2013. 1st

 

Márton Kékesi (alpine skiing) – University of Physical Education

Best Olympic result: team 9th

 

 

 

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