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Zsofia Konya


SportShort Track
Born06 Feb 1995 in Szeged 
ResidenceBudapest, HUN
LanguagesEnglish, Hungarian
OccupationAthlete, Student
Higher educationPsychology - University of Szeged: Hungary
FamilyHusband Zoltan Patyi
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.144 28 Oct 2023 Montreal  
    1000m 1:29.086 11 Feb 2023 Dordrecht  
    1500m 2:23.563 07 Nov 2013 Turin  
    3000m 5:32.880 30 Dec 2011 Budapest  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Olympic Games
    2000m Relay     1  
European Championships
European Championships
    3000m Relay   3 1  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamSzegedi Korcsolyazo Egyesulet [SZKE]: Hungary  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up short track in 2002 in Szeged, Hungary.  
Reason for choosing this sport"I wanted to try skating so we went to visit the ice rink in my hometown. There was a short track session taking place so I tried it."  
Name of coachNicholas Gooch [national], GBR; Viktor Knoch, HUN  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"If you never try, you will never know." (Athlete, 13 Jan 2017)  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesShe broke her leg in 2005. (Athlete, 13 Jan 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHer husband Zoltan Patyi. (Athlete, 13 Feb 2023)  
Other informationBREAK AND RETURN
She took a break from short track during the 2018/19 season after competing at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. She returned to training in July 2019 ahead of the 2019/20 season. "I felt in good shape at all the World Cups [during the 2019/20 season]. I have not had another long break like that in my career, but I felt it was a good decision, I look at competitive sport in the long-term. I began studying when I was on the break." (, 25 Mar 2021;, 20 Feb 2020; Instagram profile, 17 Aug 2019)
HobbiesSpending time with her dogs, hiking. (Athlete, 13 Feb 2023)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning bronze in the mixed 2000m relay at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, and claiming silver in the women's 3000m relay at the 2023 European Championships in Gdansk, Poland. (Athlete, 13 Feb 2023)  
Awards and honoursIn March 2022 she received the Gold Cross of Merit of Hungary in recognition of her contributions to sport, following her bronze medal at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. She previously received the Silver Cross of Merit in recognition of her performance at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang. (, 31 Mar 2022)  
NicknamesZsofi (Athlete, 13 Feb 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 European Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2022/2023 European Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 European Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2013/2014 European Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2022 Olympic Games 2000m Relay3  
    2018 Olympic Games 3000m Relay4  
    2023/2024 European Championships 1500m4  
    2012/2013 European Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2019/2020 European Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2022/2023 European Championships 2000m Relay5  
    2023/2024 European Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2022/2023 World Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2014 Olympic Games 3000m Relay6  
    2013/2014 European Championships Overall6  
    2023/2024 European Championships 2000m Relay6  
    2021/2022 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2017/2018 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2020/2021 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2009/2010 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2012/2013 World Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2020/2021 European Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2022/2023 World Championships 2000m Relay9  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1500m9  
    2020/2021 European Championships 500m9  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay10  
    2023/2024 European Championships 1000m10  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships Overall11  
    2023/2024 World Championships 3000m Relay12  
    2023/2024 European Championships 500m12  
    2020/2021 World Championships 500m12  
    2021/2022 World Championships 500m13  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1000m14  
    2017/2018 European Championships 500m14  
    2017/2018 European Championships Overall14  
    2022/2023 European Championships 1000m15  
    2020/2021 European Championships Overall15  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1000m15  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1000m16  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1500m16  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships Overall17  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships Overall19  
    2023/2024 World Championships 500m19  
    2021/2022 World Championships Overall21  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m21  
    2022/2023 European Championships 500m22  
    2012/2013 European Championships Overall26  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1000m26  
    2020/2021 World Championships Overall27  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m29  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m30  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1500m30  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships Overall33  
    2009/2010 World Junior Championships Overall34  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2022/2023 Dordrecht 3000m Relay2  
    2021/2022 Dordrecht 2000m Relay2  
    2022/2023 Almaty 3000m Relay3  
    2021/2022 Nagoya 2000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m3  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 Almaty 2000m Relay4  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 3000m Relay5  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 3000m Relay5  
    2022/2023 Almaty 3000m Relay5  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 3000m Relay6  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 3000m Relay6  
    2022/2023 Dresden 3000m Relay7  
    2023/2024 Dresden 3000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay7  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 500m8  
    2023/2024 Dresden 2000m Relay10  
    2019/2020 Dresden 3000m Relay10  
    2012/2013 Dresden 3000m Relay10  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1000m12  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1000m13  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m13  
    2023/2024 Dresden 500m14  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m15  
    2023/2024 Dresden 1000m15  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m16  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m16  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m16  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m17  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1000m19  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m20  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m22  
    2019/2020 Dresden 500m22  
    2022/2023 Dresden 500m22  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 1000m22  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m23  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m23  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m23  
    2012/2013 Dresden 500m23  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m24  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m25  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m25  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m26  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m26  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m27  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m28  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1500m29  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m30  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m34  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m35  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m35  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 500m38  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m39  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1500m39  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification Overall40  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m41  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m42  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1000m43  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m44  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m48  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall49  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1500m51  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 500m55  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1000m56  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m56  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m58  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m63  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 500m63  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m72  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1000m74