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Winter Olympics 2018: Stylish Uniforms, 5th Place Finish for Team Hungary

By Fanni Kaszás // 2018.02.12.

On Saturday, at the first full day of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, five Hungarian athletes competed in short-track speed skating: Shaoang Liu, Shaolin Sándor Liu, Csaba Burján, Petra Jászapáti and Andrea Keszler, while the Hungarian Olympic and Paralympic Team has also made the list of the ‘most stylish unforms’ at the opening ceremony.

Shaolin Sándor Liu and his younger brother, Shaoang both competed in the men’s 1,500-meter short-track speed skating on Saturday. In the semifinals, Shaoang got a penalty, but Sándor got into the finals and finished in fifth place with 2:11:520. Although the MTK athlete did not get a medal, he still managed to earn a point for the Hungarian delegation and together with his brother, they already have a huge Korean fan-base on their social media sites.

A total of 19 athletes are representing Hungary in PyeongChang at the 2018 Winter Olympics, which runs from 9 to 25 February 2018. At the opening ceremony, speed skater Konrád Nagy carried the national flag and led the Hungarian Olympic and Paralympic Teams.

The Hungarian Olympic and Paralympic Team at the Opening Ceremony. (photo: Winter Olympics 2018)

Hungarian athletes will next compete in Olympic events on Tuesday, February 13. Márton Kékesi will start the day with the Men’s Alpine Skiing Combined Downhill, then the races will continue with two short track speed skaters in the Ladies’ 500m Quarterfinals: Andrea Keszler and Petra Jászapáti. We can also root for the above-mentioned Liu brothers in the Men’s 1000m short-track speed skating, as well as for the Hungarian team at the 5000m Men’s Relay. Ádám Kónya will compete in Cross-Country Skiing (Men’s Sprint Classic).

According to right-wing American news site “fashion is just as important as the sports” so they have compiled a list of the six most stylish Olympic uniforms of the 2018 Winter Olympics, and the Hungarian team came fourth on the list. According to the website, the Hungarian uniforms are “very on trend”:

Speaking of highlighter colors, Team Hungary went for vibrancy with their lime green and scarves and beanies paired with a white and pale grey jacket and pants set. Team Hungary is a small Winter Olympic team, but this color combination is very on trend with the palettes of fashion’s most recent spring collections. Not to mention, it’s always interesting to see an Olympic teams’ uniforms veer away from their country’s traditional flag colors.

The first medal of the games was won by the Swedish Charlotte Kalla on Saturday at the 15km Women’s Cross-Country Skiing race.,