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Bence Dékány

Hungary

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSHUN10511199301
NOCHungary
Born05 Nov 1993 in  Szeged
GenderMen
FamilyPartner Reka Revesz
ResidenceBudapest, HUN
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, German, Hungarian
Higher educationPhysical Education - University of Szeged: Hungary
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.58 02 Nov 2019 Inzell  
    1000m 1:16.64 18 Oct 2019 Inzell  
    1500m 1:56.49 15 Oct 2017 Inzell  
    5000m 6:44.64 01 Dec 2017 Calgary  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/Bence.Dekany.Skate/  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachSzabolcs Szollosi [national], HUN; Attila Toth [national], HUN  
Reason for choosing this sportHe used to be involved in inline speed skating before switching to ice. "I was an inline speed skater, but my dream was to go to the Olympics, so that's why I changed sports."  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age 11, and took up speed skating in 2015 in Budapest, Hungary.  
Club / TeamSzegedi Korcsolyazo Egyesulet [SZKE]: Hungary  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerCoach Peter Mueller. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolBritish long-distance runner Mo Farah, US speed skater Peter Mueller, Hungarian bodybuilder Kathi Bela. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017, 13 Nov 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Whatever you want to do, you will do it. It's a mind game." (Instagram profile, 31 Dec 2020)

"Go hard or go home." (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019)
 
HobbiesFishing. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019)  
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting in the 5000m at the 2017 World Cup event in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019)  
Other sportsHe has represented Hungary in roller speed skating, and competed at the 2013 World Championships in Ostend, Belgium. (SportsDeskOnline, 20 Jan 2021)  
NicknamesBenny (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps21  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps38