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Andrea Kékesy

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameAndrea•Kékesy (-Bernolák)
Used nameAndrea•Kékesy
Born17 September 1926 in Budapest (HUN)
AffiliationsBKE, Budapest (HUN)
NOC(s) Hungary

Biography

Andrea Kékesy had a short but successful career as a singles skater and, more notably, in partnership with Ede Király. The pair were Hungarian national champions 4 times between 1944 and 1949, European champions in 1948 and 1949 and World champions in 1949 and additionally were silver medallists in both the Winter Olympics and World Championships in 1948. In singles competition she placed 9th at the 1949 World Championships and posted two top ten finishes at the European Championships. She retired from competitive skating in 1949 after her marriage to the economist and author Imre Bernolák. The couple settled in Ottawa, Canada and were married for 63 years until his death in 2012. On arrival in Canada she was a skating instructor in the Ottawa area but, after a break to raise 3 children, returned to sport as a founder of the Ottawa White Water Canoe and Kayak Club.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1948 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) Pairs, Mixed Olympic Ede Király 2 Silver Representing Hungary    

Special Notes

Research notes

Still alive in 2018, residing in Ottawa: https://index.hu/sport/2018/teliolimpia/2018/02/08/kekessy_andrea/

Created: Paul Tchir at September 17, 2018 21:09, Last edited: Paul Tchir at September 17, 2018 21:09