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Viktor Knoch

Hungary

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTHUN11212198901
NOCHungary
Born12 Dec 1989 in Pécs 
GenderMen
FamilyPartner Marta Wojcik
ResidenceBudapest, HUN
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesEnglish, German, Hungarian
Higher educationEconomics, Management - Budapest Metropolitan University: Hungary
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    1000m 1:24.336 15 Jan 2017 Turin  
    1500m 2:13.949 04 Mar 2016 Shanghai  
    3000m 4:51.389 21 Jan 2007 Sheffield  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Championships
Event  
World Championships
    5000m Relay   1 1  
European Championships
Event  
European Championships
    5000m Relay   4 3  
    Overall     1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/knoch.viktor  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe followed his brother into the sport.  
Name of coachLina Zhang [national]  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up short track in 1995 in Pecs, Hungary.  
Club / TeamPecsi Sport Nonprofit Zrt: Hungary  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesSports. (NOC Media Guide, 2014)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (pecsiujsag.hu, 28 Oct 2015)  
Other informationNATIONAL FIRST
He became the first Hungarian short track skater to win individual World Cup gold when he claimed victory at the 2015 event in Erzurum, Turkey. (SportsDeskOnline, 30 Oct 2015; bama.hu, 27 Oct 2015)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
In March 2017 he was elected as short track representative on the athletes' commission of the International Skating Union [ISU]. (isu.org, 10 Mar 2017)
 
Sporting philosophy / motto"Go hard or go home." (Athlete, 12 Feb 2016)  
Most influential person in careerHis brother. (Athlete, 12 Feb 2016)  
Hero / IdolUS short track skater John Celski. (Athlete, 12 Feb 2016)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the 500m at the 2015 World Cup event in Erzurum, Turkey. (Athlete, 12 Feb 2016)  
Famous relativesHis brother Balazs represented Hungary in short track at the 2005 World Championships in Beijing, People's Republic of China. His partner Marta Wojcik has also competed in the sport and represented Poland at the 2015 European Championships in Dordrecht, Netherlands. (Facebook profile, 15 Mar 2017; SportsDeskOnline, 30 Oct 2015; pecsinapilap.hu, 20 Nov 2013)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2015/2016 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 World Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2006/2007 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2008/2009 European Championships Overall3  
    2016/2017 World Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2008/2009 European Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 European Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 World Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 European Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships Overall5  
    2006/2007 European Championships Overall5  
    2006 Olympic Games 1500m5  
    2013/2014 European Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m5  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships Overall6  
    2005/2006 European Championships 5000m Relay6  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay6  
    2007/2008 European Championships 5000m Relay6  
    2010/2011 European Championships 5000m Relay6  
    2006/2007 World Championships 1000m7  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m7  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall7  
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall7  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m8  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m8  
    2011/2012 European Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2012/2013 World Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2007/2008 World Junior Championships Overall9  
    2015/2016 European Championships Overall9  
    2007/2008 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay9  
    2005/2006 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay9  
    2005/2006 World Championships Overall11  
    2006/2007 World Championships Overall11  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall11  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m12  
    2005/2006 World Championships 1500m13  
    2005/2006 World Championships 500m13  
    2006/2007 World Championships 1500m13  
    2006/2007 World Championships 500m13  
    2012/2013 European Championships Overall13  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m13  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m13  
    2004/2005 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay13  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall14  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1000m14  
    2013/2014 European Championships Overall14  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m15  
    2005/2006 World Championships 1000m16  
    2005/2006 World Junior Championships Overall16  
    2007/2008 European Championships Overall18  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m18  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1000m18  
    2009/2010 European Championships Overall20  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m20  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m20  
    2010 Olympic Games 1000m21  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1500m21  
    2011/2012 World Championships Overall21  
    2011/2012 World Championships 500m23  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall24  
    2010 Olympic Games 500m25  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall27  
    2010 Olympic Games 1500m30  
    2008/2009 World Championships 1500m31  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m34  
    2005/2006 European Championships Overall35  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m48  
    2008/2009 World Championships Overall52  
    2004/2005 World Junior Championships Overall56  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2015/2016 World Cup Shanghai 5000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 500m1  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 5000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Montreal, QC 5000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Montreal, QC 5000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Toronto, ON 500m3  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m4  
    2016/2017 Dresden 5000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m4  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay4  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m5  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m6  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m6  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m7  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay7  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay9  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m9  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m10  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1500m11  
    2010/2011 Dresden 5000m Relay11  
    2012/2013 Dresden 5000m Relay11  
    2005/2006 World Cup 1500m12  
    2008/2009 Dresden 5000m Relay12  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1000m14  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m14  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m15  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m16  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m17  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m17  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m17  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m18  
    2005/2006 World Cup Overall18  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m20  
    2008/2009 Dresden 1500m21  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m21  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m22  
    2012/2013 Dresden 500m22  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m22  
    2009/2010 World Cup 500m23  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m24  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m26  
    2005/2006 World Cup 1000m27  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1000m28  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m28  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m29  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m33  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1500m33  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m33  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1500m36  
    2008/2009 Dresden 500m38  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m39  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m41  
    2005/2006 World Cup 500m42  
    2008/2009 World Cup 500m43  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m45  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m45  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m49  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m51  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m59  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m64  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1500m77  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m85  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1000m85