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BREAKING: Hungary Wins First Ever Winter Olympics Gold in Men’s 5,000m Relay

Fanni Kaszás 2018.02.22.

Hungary’s short-track speedskating team has won Hungary’s first ever Winter Olympic gold medal in a new Olympic record time at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

The Hungarian team of Shaolin Sándor Liu, his brother, Shaoang Liu, Csaba Burján and Knoch Viktor, won the race with an amazing Olympic record of 6:31.971while China took silver and Canada came third. You can watch the moments of the victory here:

Hungary’s most recent medal in the history of the Winter Olympics happed 38 years ago, in 1980 at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics, where Krisztina Regőczy and András Sallay ice dancers won silver medal. With today’s first place, we now have a gold, two silver and four bronze medals alltogether. This year, besides the Hungarian speedskating team’s gold, we have a fourth, two fifth and a sixth place.

The medal ceremony of the 5000m Relay will be held on Friday, around 11 a.m.


featured photo: Zsolt Czeglédi / MTI