Olympic, world, and European short track speed skating champion, Sándor Liu Shaolin, said it would be special to win the Beijing Games by flying both the Hungarian and Chinese flags.
Liu’s mother is Hungarian and his father is Chinese, but as Reuters reported “his heart is in both places.”
My mum stitched two flags together – the Hungarian flag and the Chinese flag. That is why it is going to be so special if I win and I can wave it in Beijing.”
Liu won the men’s 5,000-meter relay with his brother Shaoang at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
“Hopefully, even if there are Chinese skaters, they will cheer for us the same way they’d be cheering for Chinese skaters. We love our Chinese fans,” Shaoang said.
The men’s 5,000-meter relay event starts on February 11th, with the final being scheduled for February 16th.
Featured image: Sándor Liu Shaolin in the men’s 1000m semi-final at the World Cup short track speed skating competition in Debrecen, Hungary at the Főnix Arena on November 21, 2021. Photo by Zsolt Czeglédi/MTI