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Mihaela Hogas

Romania

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSROU21509199801
NOCRomania
Born15 Sep 1998 in  Brasov
GenderWomen
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesEnglish, Romanian
Higher educationMarketing - Transilvania University of Brasov - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration: Romania
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.99 23 Jan 2021 Heerenveen  
    1000m 1:18.49 16 Jan 2021 Heerenveen  
    1500m 2:03.34 09 Mar 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:42.39 17 Dec 2017 Inzell  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHer family, and coach Bogdan Stanescu. (redbull.com, 24 Feb 2020)  
HobbiesWatching films, sports, reading, spending time with friends.(redbull.com, 24 Feb 2020)  
Hero / IdolCanadian speed skater Jeremy Wotherspoon, Romanian tennis player Simona Halep, Romanian handball player Cristina Neagu, Romanian gymnast Catalina Ponor, Japanese speed skater Nao Kodaira, Dutch speed skater Sven Kramer, Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. (wyog2016.sportresult.com, 21 Feb 2016; redbull.com, 24 Feb 2020)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (redbull.com, 24 Feb 2020)  
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.  
Club / TeamCSM Corona Brasov: Romania  
Reason for choosing this sport"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."  
Training Regime"Training in Inzell, Germany, starts at 09:00. It starts with an hour-long warm-up at the rink, which involves running, exercises to warm up muscle groups and skating exercises to improve technique. After warming up, there are two series of 45 minutes on ice, and then continue after returning to training with about 30 minutes of mobility and running. The meals are always fixed, so every day at 13:00 we have lunch. Between the two workouts I try to relax, walk or sleep. The second training is quite diversified, we do physical training, running, strength, technique exercises specific to skating, jumping, cycling."  
General Interest
General Interest
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 IN GERMANY
She trains in Inzell, Germany, for six months of the year due to a lack of training facilities in Romania. "The fact that we do not have an ice rink in Romania where we can train and we have to stay at a camp in Inzell, Germany, for a long time is the biggest challenge. We spend a lot of time in the camp, we go from September to March, and we come home once a month. It is very difficult to train in another country. German coaches always say that we are an example for them because we don't have an ice rink and staff, but we still manage to beat them. If other athletes have a whole team behind them, I only have my coach Bogdan [Stanescu]. This sport could develop a lot if a speed skating rink were built in Romania. Also, promoting it in schools or by broadcasting it on television would have a positive impact back home." (redbull.com, 24 Feb 2020)

FURTHER EDUCATION
After graduating with a degree in marketing from the Transilvania University of Brasov - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration in Romania, she began studying for a master's degree in marketing policies and strategies at the same university. She also studied for a time at the Faculty of Physical Education and Mountain Sports at the Transilvania University of Brasov. (Facebook profile, 18 Jan 2021; redbull.com, 24 Feb 2020)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2020/2021 European Sprint Championships Overall11  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 500m16  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 1000m19  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2020/2021 World Cup 500m20  
    2020/2021 World Cup 1000m34  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m50  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m58