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Bernadett Heidum


SportShort Track
Born26 May 1988 in Budapest 
LanguagesEnglish, Hungarian
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 44.140 15 Mar 2014 Montreal  
    1000m 1:30.163 19 Oct 2012 Calgary  
    1500m 2:20.049 20 Oct 2012 Calgary  
    3000m 5:13.041 30 Dec 2011 Budapest  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Championships
World Championships
    3000m Relay   1    
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    2000m Relay     1  
European Championships
European Championships
    3000m Relay 2 3 5  
    Overall   1    
General Interest
General Interest
Other sportsShe was a national junior champion in track cycling in Hungary. (, 2010)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe followed her older sister into the sport.  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up short track at age eight in Budapest, Hungary.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHer father. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolBulgarian short track skater and track cyclist Evgenia Radanova. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Never give up." (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesReading, music, going to the cinema. (NOC Media Guide, 2014)  
Awards and honoursShe was Hungary's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (, 07 Feb 2014)  
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing fourth in the B final [ninth overall] of the 1500m at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
InjuriesIn 2015 she was diagnosed with necrosis in her hip. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)

In 2005 she suffered a broken ankle. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)
Other informationRETIREMENT
She retired from competitive short track in March 2018. "I would like to thank everyone who stood by me through the good and bad times and helped me throughout my career. I gave more than 20 years of my life to this sport, but I got enough experience for 100 lives." (, 03 Mar 2020;, 28 Mar 2018)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2008/2009 European Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2010/2011 European Championships Overall2  
    2017/2018 European Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 World Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2010/2011 European Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2013/2014 European Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 European Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2011/2012 European Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2005/2006 European Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2005/2006 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay3  
    2009/2010 European Championships Overall4  
    2011/2012 European Championships Overall4  
    2018 Olympic Games 3000m Relay4  
    2015/2016 European Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2013/2014 European Championships Overall4  
    2006/2007 European Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay4  
    2009/2010 European Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2012/2013 European Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2008/2009 European Championships Overall5  
    2012/2013 European Championships Overall5  
    2014/2015 World Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2007/2008 European Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2010 Olympic Games 3000m Relay5  
    2011/2012 World Championships 500m6  
    2014 Olympic Games 3000m Relay6  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1000m6  
    2008/2009 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2017/2018 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2004/2005 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay7  
    2004/2005 European Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2007/2008 European Championships Overall8  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1000m8  
    2012/2013 World Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships Overall9  
    2010 Olympic Games 1000m9  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m9  
    2006/2007 European Championships Overall10  
    2006/2007 World Championships 1500m10  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m10  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall11  
    2008/2009 World Championships 1000m12  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1500m14  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1500m15  
    2007/2008 World Championships 1000m15  
    2005/2006 World Junior Championships Overall15  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1000m16  
    2011/2012 World Championships Overall17  
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall17  
    2008/2009 World Championships Overall18  
    2013/2014 World Championships 500m18  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall20  
    2010/2011 World Championships 500m21  
    2004/2005 European Championships Overall21  
    2005/2006 World Championships 500m21  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1500m21  
    2004/2005 World Junior Championships Overall22  
    2008/2009 World Championships 500m22  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1500m22  
    2008/2009 World Championships 1500m23  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall23  
    2010 Olympic Games 1500m23  
    2007/2008 World Championships Overall24  
    2005/2006 World Championships Overall24  
    2006/2007 World Championships 1000m25  
    2005/2006 World Championships 1500m25  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1500m25  
    2005/2006 World Championships 1000m27  
    2005/2006 European Championships Overall27  
    2010/2011 World Championships Overall28  
    2006/2007 World Championships Overall28  
    2007/2008 World Championships 500m28  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m28  
    2007/2008 World Championships 1500m29  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m31  
    2002/2003 World Junior Championships Overall34  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m34  
    2009/2010 World Championships Overall47  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2005/2006 Hangzhou 3000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 Dresden 3000m Relay2  
    2008/2009 Dresden 3000m Relay4  
    2010/2011 Dresden 3000m Relay7  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1500m8  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1500m8  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 3000m Relay8  
    2010/2011 Dresden 1500m9  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m10  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m10  
    2012/2013 Dresden 3000m Relay10  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1500m11  
    2008/2009 Dresden 1000m11  
    2014/2015 Dresden 3000m Relay11  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m13  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1500m13  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m14  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m15  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m16  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 1000m17  
    2010/2011 Dresden 1000m17  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1000m18  
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 1000m18  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m18  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1000m20  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m20  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1000m23  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1500m23  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 1500m24  
    2008/2009 Dresden 500m27  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m29  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 500m30  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 500m30  
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 1500m32  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1000m36  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m36  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 500m38  
    2007/2008 World Cup Classification 1500m38  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m40  
    2005/2006 World Cup Classification 1500m42  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m49  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m53  
    2007/2008 World Cup Classification 500m56  
    2006/2007 World Cup Classification 1500m59  
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 500m60  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 500m71  
    2007/2008 World Cup Classification 1000m74  
    2005/2006 World Cup Classification 1000m77  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m80