Martin Bidar

Martin Bidar

Czech figure skater
Country: Czech

Biography of Martin Bidarz

Martin Bidarz is a Czech figure skater who competes in pair skating. He was born in February 1999 in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. Bidarz started figure skating at the age of four, following in the footsteps of his family members.

Martin Bidar

At the age of twelve, Bidarz formed a partnership with Czech single skater Anna Dushkova, with his mother as their first coach. In the autumn of 2012, they made their international debut in the novice category. The following autumn, they moved up to the junior category.

In March 2014, Bidarz and Dushkova made their debut at the Junior World Championships in Belarus, but their performance was not successful. Realizing the challenges and competition in singles skating, Dushkova decided to focus on pair skating. They finished eighth at the Junior World Championships in Estonia, narrowly missing out on qualifying for the Winter Youth Olympic Games.

In the autumn of 2015, the Czech skaters participated in the Junior Grand Prix and successfully qualified for the Winter Youth Olympic Games. They also advanced to the Junior Grand Prix Final. At the Junior Grand Prix Final in Barcelona, they won the silver medal after a tough competition. In mid-February 2016, Bidarz and Dushkova won the silver medal at the Winter Youth Olympic Games. They also joined a mixed team for the team event, winning a second silver medal.

In mid-March, at the Junior World Championships in Debrecen, the skaters showed their best performance and became champions, surpassing all their previous achievements.

In the pre-Olympic season, Bidarz and Dushkova started strong by winning the Junior Grand Prix stage in Ostrava in August 2016. In October, they finished second at the Junior Grand Prix stage in Dresden, securing their spot in the Junior Grand Prix Final. In mid-October, they made their debut in the adult category at the Nice Cup, where they finished first. In early December, at the Junior Grand Prix Final in Marseille, the Czech skaters confidently took second place, just as they did the previous year.

In late January, Bidarz and Dushkova made their debut at the European Championships in Ostrava, finishing seventh and improving upon their previous achievements. In late March, they competed at the World Championships in Helsinki, making a successful debut. However, they did not qualify for the Olympic Games at this stage.

In late September, the Czech pair participated in Oberstdorf, where they finished ninth in the Nebelhorn Trophy qualification event and secured a spot for their country at the Winter Olympic Games. However, a month later, Dushkova suffered a serious injury during training, and it was decided that she would undergo surgery. As a result, Bidarz and Dushkova had to withdraw from the Grand Prix events, as well as the national championship and European Championships.

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