Zoltán Kelemen

Zoltán Kelemen (born 31 July 1986) is a Romanian figure skater. He is an eight-time Romanian national champion. He qualified for the free skate at the 2014 Winter Olympics, the 2014 World Championships, five European Championships, and two World Junior Championships.

Contents

  • 1 Personal life
  • 2 Career
  • 3 Programs
  • 4 Results
    • 4.1 2004–05 to 2013–14
    • 4.2 1998–99 to 2003–04
  • 5 References
Zoltán Kelemen
Zoltán Kelemen 2010 Trophée Eric Bompard.JPG
Kelemen in 2010.
Personal information
Country represented Romania
Born (1986-07-31) 31 July 1986 (age 32)
Miercurea Ciuc, Romania
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 4 12 in)
Coach Gheorghe Chiper, Linda van Troyen
Former coach Mária Bogyó Löffler, Cornel Gheorghe
Choreographer Sandra Schär, Sergiy Kirichenko
Former choreographer Pasquale Camerlengo, Sorina Mladin
Skating club SC Miercurea Ciuc
Training locations Brașov
Miercurea Ciuc
Flims
Began skating 1991
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 194.08
2013 Nebelhorn Trophy
Short program 68.32
2014 European
Free skate 128.56
2013 Nebelhorn Trophy

Personal life

Kelemen was born on 31 July 1986 in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania.[1] He lost the sight in his right eye at age seven,[2] following an accident involving an aerosol can.[citation needed]

Career

Due to his vision impairment, Kelemen fails the yearly physical Romania requires of its athletes, making him ineligible for government funding for his training and coaching.[citation needed] He is required to sign an annual waiver declaring that he is competing "on his own responsibility."[2]

In the 2004–05 and 2005–06 season, Kelemen competed on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series and at the World Junior Championships. In 2007, he won his first senior national title and was given his debut at the European Championships and senior World Championships.

At the 2009 Nebelhorn Trophy, Kelemen earned a spot for Romania in the Olympic men's event. He began training in California and qualified for the free skate for the first time in his career at the 2010 European Championships.[3] He then competed at the 2010 Olympics, placing 29th.[4]

Kelemen placed a career-best 14th at the 2012 European Championships. In August 2012, he decided to train in Switzerland with Gheorghe Chiper;[5] he also works in Switzerland as he receives little support from the Romanian skating association.[6] Kelemen earned another Olympic berth for Romania at the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy. At the 2014 Winter Olympics, he qualified for the free skate and finished 23rd.

Programs

SeasonShort programFree skating
2013–14
[1]
  • Rich Man's Frug
    (from Sweet Charity)
  • Breathe
    by Audio Machine
  • Life
    by Audio Machine
2012–13
[7]
  • Rich Man's Frug
    (from Sweet Charity)
  • Italian medley
2011–12
[8]
  • Dralion
    (from Cirque du Soleil)
  • Pearl Harbor
    by Hans Zimmer
2010–11
[9]
  • Dralion
    (from Cirque du Soleil)
  • Mumbai Theme
2008–10
[10][11]
  • Amélie
    by Yann Tiersen
  • Ballade
    by Emilie Lassaria
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
    by Klaus Badelt, Hans Zimmer
2006–08
[12][13]
  • Played-A-Life
    by Safri Duo
  • The Man in the Iron Mask
    by Nick Glennie Smith
2004–06
[14][15]
  • Austin Powers
    by George S. Clinton
  • Sequences
    from Holiday on Ice Show

Results

GP: Grand Prix; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

2004–05 to 2013–14

International[16]
Event04–0505–0606–0707–0808–0909–1010–1111–1212–1313–14
Olympics           29th       23rd
Worlds     41st 33rd 32nd 32nd   32nd 29th 21st
Europeans     32nd 35th 34th 19th 21st 14th 18th 21st
GP Bompard             9th      
Bavarian Open                 12th  
Crystal Skate 4th 9th   6th     2nd 3rd 2nd 1st
Cup of Nice       12th     12th   10th  
Golden Spin 15th 22nd 16th 16th     WD      
Merano Cup           9th 2nd      
Nebelhorn       14th   13th     20th 6th
Nepela Trophy                 7th  
NRW Trophy             15th      
Printemps               2nd 3rd  
Schäfer Memorial         10th          
Slovenia Open                   3rd
International: Junior[16]
Junior Worlds 19th 17th                
JGP Bulgaria   18th                
JGP Croatia   19th                
JGP Hungary 18th                  
Montfort Cup 3rd                  
National[16]
Romanian Champ. 2nd 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
WD: Withdrew

1998–99 to 2003–04

International[16]
Event98–9999–0000–0101–0202–0303–04
Crystal Skate of Romania     2nd J.   6th 7th
National[16]
Romanian Champ. 5th 5th 4th 3rd 3rd 3rd
J. = Junior level

References

  1. ^ a b "Zoltan KELEMEN: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 23 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Zoltan Kelemen". Sochi2014.com. Archived from the original on 24 February 2014.
  3. ^ Bőd, Titanilla (2010). "Zoltán Kelemen: "I'm not on holiday in the US"". AbsoluteSkating.com. Retrieved 22 December 2010.
  4. ^ "Zoltán Kelemen Biography and Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  5. ^ Bőd, Titanilla (14 January 2013). "Zoltán Kelemen: "Skating comes first for me now"". Absolute Skating.
  6. ^ Tone, Florentina (1 March 2014). "Zoltan Kelemen: "The life of a Romanian skater is not simple – and it will never be simple"". InsideSkating.net.
  7. ^ "Zoltan KELEMEN: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 30 August 2013.
  8. ^ "Zoltan KELEMEN: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 January 2012.
  9. ^ "Zoltan KELEMEN: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 13 September 2011.
  10. ^ "Zoltan KELEMEN: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 25 September 2009.
  11. ^ "Zoltan KELEMEN: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 May 2009.
  12. ^ "Zoltan KELEMEN: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 7 June 2008.
  13. ^ "Zoltan KELEMEN: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 26 April 2007.
  14. ^ "Zoltan KELEMEN: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 May 2006.
  15. ^ "Zoltan KELEMEN: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 9 February 2005.
  16. ^ a b c d e "Competition Results: Zoltan KELEMEN". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.