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Natasa Dusev-Janics

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 2
Bronze 1
Total 6
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameNatasa•Dusev-Janics (-Csányi-)
Used nameNatasa•Dusev-Janics
Nick/petnamesNati
Other namesNataša Janić, Наташа Јанић
Born24 June 1982 in Bačka Palanka (SRB)
Measurements174 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsSzeged VSE, Szeged (HUN) / Győri VSE, Győr (HUN)
NOC(s) Hungary Serbia and Montenegro
Ethnic nationSRB/CRO

Biography

Nataša Janić was born to Serbian-Croatian parents, and her father Milan Janić won silver at the 1984 Olympics in kayak. She won her first medal at the 2000 European Junior Championships with gold in K-1 500. Her first Olympic participation in the same year, still only 18-years-old, ended with a fourth place in the K-1 500, as she represented Serbia and Montenegro. After changing her nationality to Hungary, and now competing under the name Natasa Janics, she won her first medals in 2002 with silver in K-4 200 at the European Championships and gold in the same event at the World Championships. After winning another gold medal at the 2003 Worlds (in K-4 1000) she paired with Katalin Kovács for the 2004 Olympics. After winning gold in the K-1 500 Janics also won gold with Kovács in the K-2 500 only one hour later.

At the next two World Championships Kovács and Janics won three gold medals in 2005 and six gold medals in 2006, all in K-2 or K-4 events. At the 2006 European Championships they also won six golds in K-2 and K-4 events, in the 200 m, 500 m, and 1000 m. They did not compete together at the 2007 Worlds but paired again for the 2008 Olympics. In Beijing they successfully defended their K-2 500 m title and were also members of the silver medal winning K-4 500 m team. At the following two Worlds Janics won three gold and two silver in 2009 and 2010. In total she has collected 18 gold and 4 silver medals at the World Championships and 15 gold and 4 silvers at the European Championships.

Janics married her long-time boyfriend Szilárd Csányi in September 2009 only to be divorced in 2010. In December 2010 she married Olympic bronze medalist Andrian Dushev. Janics did not compete in major events in 2011 due to pregnancy, and the couple named the girl Milana after Janics’ father, who died in 2003.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
2000 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Singles, 500 metres, Women Olympic 4 Representing Yugoslavia     as Nataša Janić
2004 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Singles, 500 metres, Women Olympic 1 Gold Representing Hungary     as Natasa Janics
  Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Women Olympic Katalin Kovács 1 Gold
2008 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Women Olympic Katalin Kovács 1 Gold Representing Hungary     as Natasa Janics
  Kayak Fours, 500 metres, Women Olympic Hungary 2 Silver
2012 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Singles, 200 metres, Women Olympic 3 Bronze Representing Hungary    
  Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Women Olympic Katalin Kovács 2 Silver
2016 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Singles, 200 metres, Women Olympic 9 Representing Hungary    

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
2004 Summer Olympics 24 August 2004 Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Women Round One, Heat One 1:38.606 1
2004 Summer Olympics 28 August 2004 Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Women Final Round 1:38.101 1
2012 Summer Olympics 10 August 2012 Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Singles, 200 metres, Women Round One, Heat One 41.221 1

Olympic family relations

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