György Czakó

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György Czakó
Personal information
Full name György Czakó
Country represented  Hungary
Born (1933-07-11) 11 July 1933 (age 84)
Budapest
Skating club Csepeli Vasas

György Czakó (born 11 July 1933 in Budapest, Hungary) is a Hungarian figure skater. He is a three-time (1951, 1952, 1954) Hungarian national champion. He represented Hungary at the 1952 Winter Olympics where he placed 12th. He is the father of Krisztina Czakó.

Career

György Czakó started skating at age 6 at the suggestion of a pediatrician. He won the Hungarian Figure Skating Championships three times and competed at the European Figure Skating Championships, the World Figure Skating Championships, and the 1952 Winter Olympics. He won the silver medal at the 1955 Winter Universiade. The Czako jump[clarification needed] is named after him.

After his retirement from competitive skating, he toured professionally. He joined the Ice-Revue in 1958. He performed on numerous shows as the soloist of the Hungarian Ice-Revue and performed in the film Napfény a jégen. After the Ice-Revue closed, he worked as a mechanical engineer in a designing office. He also worked as a coach. He is the president of the Budapest Skating Club.

Competitive highlights

International
Event 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956
Winter Olympics 12th
World Champ. 13th
European Champ. 8th 8th 9th
Winter Universiade 4th 2nd
National
Hungarian Champ. 3rd 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd

References

External links

  • Official homepage

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