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Emese Nemeth-Hunyady

Full name: Emese Nemeth-Hunyady (-Järvinen)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'6" (167 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: March 4, 1966 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Affiliations: Magyar Testgyakorlók Köre Vörös Meteor Sportklub/Eis und Rollsport Club Eisring-Süd, Wien
Country: HUN Hungary, AUT Austria
Sport: Speed Skating

Related Olympians: Wife of Timo Järvinen; Daughter-in-law of Juhani Järvinen.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

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).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Speed Skating Women's 500 metres Hungary HUN 19
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres Hungary HUN 30
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Speed Skating Women's 500 metres Austria AUT 19T
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres Austria AUT 16
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres Austria AUT 14
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres Austria AUT 10
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres Austria AUT 7
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres Austria AUT 3 Bronze
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Speed Skating Women's 5,000 metres Austria AUT 15
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres Austria AUT 7
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres Austria AUT 1 Gold
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres Austria AUT 2 Silver
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Speed Skating Women's 5,000 metres Austria AUT 12
1998 Winter 31 Nagano Speed Skating Women's 500 metres Austria AUT AC DQ
1998 Winter 31 Nagano Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres Austria AUT 4
1998 Winter 31 Nagano Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres Austria AUT 5
1998 Winter 31 Nagano Speed Skating Women's 5,000 metres Austria AUT 8
2002 Winter 35 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Women's 500 metres Austria AUT 26
2002 Winter 35 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres Austria AUT 12
2002 Winter 35 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres Austria AUT 9 OR

Women's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Speed Skating Hungary Final Standings 19 43.70 11.57
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Speed Skating Austria Final Standings 19T 41.38 11.38
1998 Winter 31 Nagano Speed Skating Austria Final Standings AC DQ
1998 Winter 31 Nagano Speed Skating Austria Race 1 AC DQ [40.26] [11.13]
2002 Winter 35 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Austria Final Standings 26 78.89
2002 Winter 35 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Austria Race 1 26 39.38 11.12
2002 Winter 35 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Austria Race 2 26 39.51 11.21

Women's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Speed Skating Hungary Final Standings 30 1:29.36 19.50 53.12
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Speed Skating Austria Final Standings 16 1:22.22 19.32 49.58
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Speed Skating Austria Final Standings 10 1:23.40 19.09 49.93
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Speed Skating Austria Final Standings 7 1:20.42 19.06 48.96

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Speed Skating Austria Final Standings 7 2:08.29 27.21 59.09 1:32.67
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Speed Skating Austria Final Standings 1 2:02.19 26.54 57.11 1:28.89
1998 Winter 31 Nagano Speed Skating Austria Final Standings 4 1:59.19 26.17 55.61 1:26.30
2002 Winter 35 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Austria Final Standings 12 1:56.51 26.19 55.20 1:25.21

Women's 3,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Speed Skating Austria Final Standings 14 4:27.56 20.74 53.34 1:27.40 2:02.31 2:38.11 3:14.26 3:51.13
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Speed Skating Austria Final Standings 3 4:24.64 20.64 54.13 1:27.72 2:02.17 2:36.98 3:12.07 3:47.82
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Speed Skating Austria Final Standings 2 4:18.14 20.82 54.08 1:27.85 2:02.03 2:36.18 3:10.00 3:44.02
1998 Winter 31 Nagano Speed Skating Austria Final Standings 5 4:12.01 19.98 51.43 1:22.83 1:55.35 2:28.05 3:01.34 3:35.69
2002 Winter 35 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Austria Final Standings 9 OR 4:06.55 20.33 51.47 1:22.72 1:54.69 2:26.81 2:59.16 3:32.27

Women's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k 3k 3.4k 3.8k 4.2k 4.6k
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Speed Skating Austria Final Standings 15 7:56.48 21.41 57.19 1:33.59 2:10.31 2:47.00 3:24.24 4:01.64 4:39.70 5:18.62 5:57.64 6:37.04 7:16.85
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Speed Skating Austria Final Standings 12 7:38.62 20.76 54.45 1:29.74 2:04.94 2:40.69 3:16.88 3:53.46 4:30.34 5:07.41 5:45.02 6:22.77 7:00.61
1998 Winter 31 Nagano Speed Skating Austria Final Standings 8 7:15.23 21.15 54.95 1:28.51 2:02.84 2:36.66 3:11.02 3:45.30 4:19.82 4:54.78 5:29.80 6:04.96 6:39.95