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Liu An

China

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSCHN10709199601
NOCChina
Born07 Sep 1996 in  Harbin
GenderMen
ResidenceQiqihar, CHN
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesMandarin
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.98 25 Feb 2017 Calgary  
    1000m 1:08.10 16 Mar 2017 Calgary  
    1500m 1:49.79 19 Mar 2017 Calgary  
    5000m 7:36.02 15 Oct 2011 Changchun  
Social Media
Social Media
weibo.com/u/5746566588  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamHeilongjiang Province [CHN] / Harbin [CHN]:  
Reason for choosing this sportHe was interested in the sport.  
Name of coachWang Xiuli [national], CHN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began speed skating in 2007 in Harbin, People's Republic of China.  
General Interest
General Interest
Awards and honoursIn 2017 he was named an Elite Athlete of International Class by the General Administration of Sport of China. (news.qtv.com.cn, 04 Jan 2017)

In 2014 he was named an Elite Athlete of National Class by the General Administration of Sport of China. (sport.gov.cn, 30 Oct 2014)
 
Other informationNATIONAL FIRST
He became the first Chinese athlete to win a gold medal at the Winter Youth Olympic Games when he claimed gold in the men's 2x500m event on the second day of the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2012 in Innsbruck, Austria. (SportsDeskOnline, 07 Feb 2017; sports.sohu.com, 14 Jan 2012)
 
InjuriesHe has torn a ligament in his right foot during his career. The injury required a six-month recovery period. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHis teacher Wang Qing. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolUS basketball player LeBron James. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2016/2017 World Sprint Championships Overall20  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m33  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m54