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Sándor Liu Shaolin: “If I win a Medal, 50% is for China, 50% for Hungary”

Júlia Tar 2022.02.01.

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.

Liu Brothers Conquer Dordrecht Skating World Championship
Liu Brothers Conquer Dordrecht Skating World Championship

Olympic gold medalist Shaoang Liu won his first world title in speed skating at the men’s 500-meter final of the 2021 Short Track Speed Skating World Championships in Dordrecht, Netherlands on Saturday. He followed his brother Shaolin Sándor in the men’s 1000 meter on Sunday as well, where the two finished first and second. Representing […]Continue reading

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


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