Julia Shebestien ( Sebestyen is also found; Hungarian. , [ˈjuːliɒ ˈʃɛbɛʃceːn] ; married Gor-Shebestien, born May 14, 1981 in Miskolc , Hungary ) - a former Hungarian figure skater who later became a skater in women's short skating. Julia is the first Hungarian lone skater to win the European Championships ; in addition, she is a nine- time Hungarian champion (in a row from 2002 to 2010 ).
|Date of Birth||May 14, 1981 (38 years old)|
|Place of Birth||Miskolc|
|Former coaches||Gurgen Vardanyan|
|Former choreographers||Eranyak Ipakyan|
|Place of residence||Budapest|
|The best results in the ISU system|
(at international amateur competitions)
Julia Shebestien started figure skating at the age of four at an open skating rink. From the age of eight she worked with the coach Gurgen Vardanyan .
At the adult international level, Julia began performing in 1995 . At her European debut championship, she took 15th place.
The season 1995-1996, Julia missed, and in 1997, took the third place in the national championship and was not selected for international competitions.
At the junior world championships in 1998, became the 14th, at the 1998 Winter Olympics , became the 15th, at the world championships of the same year - the 19th. In 1999, Shebestien made her debut in the Grand Prix series in figure skating and took 9th place at the World Junior Championships .
In 2001, Julia won her first Hungarian championship out of eight in a row. At the debut Winter Universiade, she stopped a step away from the pedestal. At the 2002 Olympics, she became the eighth . In the same season she changed her coach, began working with Andras Szaraz.
In 2003, for the first time in her career, she was selected to the Grand Prix finals , where she took the sixth and last place. Then she won the national championship and for the first time in the history of women's single figure skating Hungary became the first at the European Championship. Later, at the world championships she became sixth.
At the 2006 European Championships , it was only the 14th, at the 18th Olympiad, and the 22nd at the World Championships.
After the 2006–2007 season, Yulia returned to her former coach, Gurgen Vardanyan.
Won the Hungarian Championship in 2009 , and then, at the European Championship was the 8th.
She missed the 2009 World Cup due to an injury. Therefore, in order to get a ticket to Hungary for the Olympic Games 2010 , in the fall of 2009, Julia took part in the additional qualification tournament of the ISU - “ Nebelhorn Trophy ”, where she became the 4th (the second of the figure skaters participating in the draw).
After the 2010 Olympics , where she became the 17th, and the World Cup (15th place), Julia said she was leaving the sport. Since October 2010, she has been working as a trainer in Debrecen  .
The most famous student of Julia is a multiple champion of Hungary in single skating Yvette Tóth .
|Competitions / Seasons||2007—2008||2008–2009||20092010|
|Winter Olympic Games||17|
|Grand Prix Stages: Skate America||3|
|Grand Prix Stages: Cup of China||five|
|Grand Prix Stages: Cup of Russia||7||7||6|
|Tournaments "The Golden Horse of Zagreb"||one|
|Ondrej Nepela Memorial||one|
|Crystal skate||1 |
|Competitions / Seasons||2000—2001||2001–2002||2002—2003||2003—2004||2004—2005||2005—2006||2006–2007|
|Championships of Hungary||2||one||one||one||one||one||one|
|Grand Prix finals||6||6|
|Grand Prix Stages: Cup of Russia||eight||3||6||2|
|Grand Prix Stages: Cup of China||one|
|Grand Prix Stages: Skate America||6||eight||eight|
|Grand Prix Stages: Skate Canada||3||6|
|Grand Prix Stages: NHK Trophy||7||five|
|Ondrej Nepela Memorial||one||3||one||2|
|Tournaments Finlandia Trophy||6||3|
|Memorial of karl schaefer||2|
|Tournaments "The Golden Horse of Zagreb"||3|
|Competitions / Seasons||1994–1995||1995-1996||1996-1997||1997–1998||1998–1999||1999–2000|
|Junior World Championships||21||14||9|
|Championships of Hungary||3||2||2|
- Figure Skating and Ice Dance National Championships 2011 Archival copy dated January 31, 2011 on the Wayback Machine (eng.)
- Crystal Skate Tournament Results (link not available)