"I used to be a terrible sleeper and would wake up at the slightest noise. Now, I wake up every morning feeling well-rested and ready to take on the world!" - Ilona Winter
Ilona Winter has loved all kinds of competitive sports ever since she was little. After a successful start in athletics, she began her basketball career at the age of 14 and was selected for the Hungarian National Junior Team.
In 1973, Ilona became a member of the Hungarian National Adult Basketball Team and represented Hungary a total of 267 times from 1974 to 1984 at European, international and Olympic levels.
As well as being a national champion, Ilona played premier league basketball in Hungary for teams Miskolc DVTK and then Sopron. Ilona has a long list of achievements at national and international levels that includes winning cup championships and titles.
Ilona is still an active basketball player and coach, competing internationally in World Masters, Senior European and Senior World Championships. Her team’s most recent win was at the Espoo Senior World Championship 60+ category in Finland in 2019. “That’s where we wrote history because it was the first time that the Hungarian team won a medal at this championship.”
Competing at an international level requires a great deal of physical fitness and stamina and, with a career spanning over 50 years, Ilona said she was looking to try something new to help beat the exhaustion from training and playing basketball.
“I needed a lifestyle change and, after using Pure Gold and the Salve for a while, people complimented me about my appearance and increase in energy. I used to be a terrible sleeper and would wake up at the slightest noise. With Pure Gold, I wake up every morning feeling well-rested and ready to take on the world!”