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Marta Knoch

Hungary

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTPOL20610199201
NOCHungary
Born06 Oct 1992 in Opole 
GenderWomen
FamilyHusband Viktor Knoch, one son
Other namesMarta Wojcik
ResidenceBudapest, HUN
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, Hungarian, Polish
Higher educationManagement - Opole University of Technology: Poland
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 44.515 14 Dec 2014 Shanghai  
    1000m 1:33.085 20 Dec 2011 Opole  
    3000m 5:49.497 20 Dec 2014 Seoul  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
European Championships
Event  
European Championships
    3000m Relay     2  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/marta.wojcik.108  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamPecs Sport Nonprofit [PSN]: Hungary  
Name of coachZhang Jing [national]; Tomas Lakatos, HUN, from 2018  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating in 2007 in Opole, Poland.  
Reason for choosing this sport"I used to do figure skating but my coaches told me to try short track and I've carried on with it."  
General Interest
General Interest
Other informationPOLAND TO HUNGARY
Having made her World Cup debut for Poland in 2012, she became pregnant in 2015 and took a three-year break from speed skating. Upon her return to the sport in 2018, she switched nationality and began competing for Hungary. "Winning an Olympic medal is a very hard and long process that requires a lot of sacrifices. An athlete also needs help from their sports association, club and ministry of sport. In Hungary there is money for sports. Although it is a small country, they have had a lot of sporting success." (sport.onet.pl, 19 Nov 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 12 Nov 2018; nemzetisport.hu, 23 Feb 2018)
 
Famous relativesHer husband Viktor Knoch has represented Hungary in short track, and won gold in the 5000m relay at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 12 Nov 2018; Athlete, 09 Nov 2018)  
Most influential person in careerHer coach. (Athlete, 12 Nov 2013)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning bronze in the 3000m relay while representing Poland at the 2013 European Championships in Malmo, Sweden. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolItalian short track skater Arianna Fontana. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Stop thinking, just do it." (Athlete, 09 Nov 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018/2019 European Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 European Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 European Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2011/2012 European Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2013/2014 European Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2013/2014 European Championships Overall25  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships Overall31  
    2011/2012 European Championships Overall32  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships Overall42  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay5  
    2012/2013 Dresden 3000m Relay7  
    2014/2015 Dresden 3000m Relay10  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay10  
    2018/2019 Dresden 3000m Relay11  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m11  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m27  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m28  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m29  
    2012/2013 Dresden 500m33  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1000m34  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m34  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1000m34  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m35  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m38  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m41  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m42  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m45  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m45  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m55  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m56  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m59  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m64  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m70  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m80  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m80  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m80  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m90