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Mihaela Hogas

Romania

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSROU21509199801
NOCRomania
Born15 Sep 1998 in  Brasov
GenderWomen
ResidenceBrasov, ROU
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesEnglish, Romanian
Higher educationMarketing - Transilvania University of Brasov: Romania
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.37 11 Dec 2021 Calgary  
    1000m 1:16.19 04 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:03.34 09 Mar 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:42.39 17 Dec 2017 Inzell  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the Olympic Winter Games. (newsbv.ro, 27 Oct 2022)  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/Mihaela-Hoga%C5%9F-215651746027389  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachBogdan Stanescu [club], ROU  
When and where did you begin this sport?She first tried speed skating at age nine in Brasov, Romania.  
Club / TeamCSM Corona Brasov: Romania  
Reason for choosing this sport"I was with my friends and there I saw my coach [Bogdan Stanescu] with other kids. I was very curious. I didn't know what the sport was about, but I liked it so much that I couldn't stop. I was very attracted to the idea of individual sports, the fact that I can compete with other athletes in a timed competition. I realised that it is a complex and difficult sport because it is about technique, strength, ambition, emotional and mental strength and physical endurance. It is a special sport that combines adrenaline, speed, the desire to win, the pleasure of skating and the suspense given by winning competitions within thousands of a second. This sport was love at first sight. I think that even if I had tried another sport, maybe it would have been a love then, but the fact that it was really the first sport I tried and that worked for me."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHer family, and coach Bogdan Stanescu. (Athlete, 25 Nov 2021)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"I have learned to be patient. I am a perfectionist and I always want more from myself. In performance sports, everything must be built step by step. I learned that work surpasses them all. Talent, conditions, staff, a strong body, all can be in vain if there is no work. I learned to control my emotions and energy and put them on the ice." (redbull.com, 24 Feb 2020)  
Other informationTRAINING ABROAD
She hopes in the future a speed skating rink can be built in Romania so future generations can take up the sport. Due to the lack of a proper training facility, she is based in Inzell, Germany, for six months of the year. "I really want to change a little the perception of Romania regarding speed skating. I want to help children in future as well because I know that at the moment, as long as I am an athlete, not many things will change. I am aware that an ice rink will not be built, but I hope that things will change a little for future generations." (newsbv.ro, 27 Oct 2022; ife.ro, 07 Sep 2022; redbull.com, 24 Feb 2020)

FURTHER EDUCATION
She has studied for master's degrees in marketing policies and strategies and in sports performance and management at the Transilvania University of Brasov in Romania. (Athlete, 25 Nov 2021; Facebook profile, 18 Jan 2021; redbull.com, 24 Feb 2020)
 
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, winning bronze in the mixed team sprint at the 2016 Youth Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway. (life.ro, 07 Sep 2022; Athlete, 25 Nov 2021)  
HobbiesWatching films, psychology, spending time with friends and family. (Athlete, 25 Nov 2021)  
Hero / IdolRomanian tennis player Simona Halep, Romanian handball player Cristina Neagu, Dutch speed skater Sven Kramer, Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci, Romanian footballer Gheorghe Hagi. (Athlete, 25 Nov 2021)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2020/2021 European Sprint Championships Overall11  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 500m14  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 1000m15  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 500m16  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 1000m19  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m29  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m29  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2020/2021 World Cup 500m20  
    2020/2021 World Cup 1000m34  
    2021/2022 World Cup 500m48  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m50  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1000m51  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m58