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Shaoang Liu


SportShort Track
Born13 Mar 1998 in Budapest 
ResidenceBudapest, HUN
LanguagesEnglish, Hungarian, Mandarin
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.385 10 Dec 2016 Shanghai  
    1000m 1:23.021 18 Dec 2016 Gangneung  
    1500m 2:12.961 07 Oct 2017 Dordrecht  
    3000m 4:51.325 13 Mar 2016 Seoul  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Olympic Games
    5000m Relay 1      
World Championships
World Championships
    500m     1  
    1000m   1    
    1500m   1    
    5000m Relay   1 1  
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay   1    
    Overall 1      
European Championships
European Championships
    1000m   1    
    1500m   1    
    5000m Relay   2 1  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"I was lazy at home and my parents motivated me to do sport."  
Club / TeamMTK Budapest: Hungary  
Name of coachAkos Banhidi [national], HUN; Zhang Jing [national], CHN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up short track in 2006 in Hungary.  
General Interest
General Interest
Other informationNATIONAL FIRST
He was part of the men's 5000m relay team that won Hungary's first gold medal in any sport at the Olympic Winter Games by claiming victory at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang. (OIS, 22 Feb 2018)

His older brother Shaolin Sandor Liu is also a short track skater. "We live together, we do everything together. We wake up together, we eat together, we go out together, we go to training together, we come to races together. When we skate, the first and the most important thing is to cover each other. We get a lot of motivation from each other. I always will think he's the better skater, so I'm always looking up to him. Sometimes I get the better result, but it's not because he's a bad skater. Maybe he's just tired or something. We are different though. I don't talk too much. He is more social, he talks for me when I don't really want to." (, 05 Jan 2018; OIS, 07 Feb 2018)

He has a Chinese father and a Hungarian mother. "My physique, my physical power is Hungarian and my speed is Chinese. I have both parts." (OIS, 07 Feb 2018;, 08 Mar 2013)
Famous relativesHis older brother Shaolin Sandor Liu also represents Hungary in short track. (, 10 Mar 2014)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning four gold medals at the 2017 World Junior Championships in Innsbruck, Austria. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHis family. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
AmbitionsTo win a gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games. (, 14 Feb 2017)  
NicknamesAdo (, 12 Apr 2016)  
InjuriesHe suffered a broken collarbone in 2012. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolHungarian short track skaters Shaolin Sandor Liu [his older brother] and Bence Olah. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
HobbiesPlaying computer games. (, 05 Jan 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018 Olympic Games 5000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships Overall1  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1000m2  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1500m2  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m2  
    2015/2016 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 World Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m2  
    2016/2017 World Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2017/2018 European Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m3  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2015/2016 World Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall4  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships Overall4  
    2016/2017 European Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall5  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall5  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m6  
    2016/2017 European Championships 500m8  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships Overall8  
    2017/2018 World Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m9  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m9  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay10  
    2015/2016 European Championships Overall10  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m12  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships Overall13  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay13  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall14  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay16  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m18  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m19  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m20  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Shanghai 5000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m1  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 5000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Montreal, QC 5000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m2  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Montreal, QC 5000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m3  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Seoul 500m3  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m4  
    2016/2017 Dresden 5000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m4  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay4  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m5  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m5  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m5  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m5  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m6  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 5000m Relay6  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m6  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m7  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay7  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m9  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m10  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m13  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m14  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m19  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m19  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m20  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m24  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m25  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m26  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m27