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Oľga Beständigová

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Began skating  1984
Role  Olympic athlete
Retired  2013
Name  Olga Bestandigova
Height  1.54 m
Country represented  Slovakia, Turkey
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Born  2 May 1979 (age 36) (1979-05-02) Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Former coach  Doug Ladret, Don Baldwin, Tiffany Vise, Stefan Zins, Alexander Konig, Craig Shepherd, Vladimir Dvojnikov, Vladimir Podobin, Alan Spiegel, Svetlana Majkova
Former choreographer  Doug Ladret, Olga Bestandigova, Marek Krenek, D. Stefanova, D. Mlynarcikova
Former skating club  Slovan Ruzinov Bratislava
Former partner  Ilhan Mansiz, Vladimir Futas, Jozef Bestandig
Former training locations  Scottsdale, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Oberstdorf, Arlington, Bratislava

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Oľga Beständigová (born 2 May 1979) is a Slovak former competitive pair skater. With her brother, Jozef Beständig, she won nine senior international medals and eight Slovak national titles. They competed at the 2002 Winter Olympics, five World Championships, and seven European Championships, placing as high as 7th (2001 Europeans).

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Beständigová competed with İlhan Mansız for Turkey from 2013 to 2015.

Partnership with Beständig

Beständigová competed for Slovakia with her brother, Jozef Beständig. Their first ISU Championship was the 1997 Europeans in Paris; they finished last (17th). The following season, they placed 12th at the 1998 Europeans in Milan and 18th at the 1998 Worlds in Minneapolis.

Oľga Beständigová Absolute Skating

Beständigová/Beständig achieved their highest ISU Championship result, 7th, at the 2001 Europeans in Bratislava. They would go on to qualify for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, where they finished 17th.

Oľga Beständigová Absolute Skating

Beständigová retired from competition following the 2001–02 season but returned to compete with her brother again for the 2004–05 season. The pair placed 8th at the 2005 European Championships in Turin and 15th at the 2005 World Championships in Moscow. They then ended their partnership.

Later career

Beständigová competed briefly with Vladimir Futáš in 2005 and then decided to perform in ice shows. She participated in the Turkish show Buzda Dans in the winters of 2006–07 and 2007–08. She won the second edition of the show with her partner, İlhan Mansız. In 2010, Beständigová and Mansız began training in an attempt to qualify for the pairs' event at the 2014 Winter Olympics. They initially trained in Oberstdorf and Garmisch with coaches Alexander König and Stefan Zins, and later with Doug Ladret, Don Baldwin, and Tiffany Vise in Scottsdale, Arizona. Beständigová/Mansız made their competitive debut together at the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy, which was also the final qualifying opportunity for the Olympics. It was Beständigová's first international competition in eight years. The pair finished 19th and last in the pairs event, ending their hope of skating at the Olympic Games. Their partnership ended in 2015.

Results

GP: Champions Series/Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series

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References

Oľga Beständigová Wikipedia


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