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Sung Ching-Yang

Chinese Taipei

SportShort Track
NOCChinese Taipei
Born18 Oct 1992 in Taipei 
GenderMen
ResidenceTaipei, TPE
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesEnglish, Mandarin
Higher educationSport Studies - Taiwan Sport University: Taoyuan, TPE
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/ChingYangSung  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He began inline skating at age three. He switched to speed skating at age 14 in Changchun, People's Republic of China.  
Reason for choosing this sportHe switched from roller speed skating to speed skating because he wanted to compete at the Olympic Winter Games.  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (sportsv.net, 17 Jan 2016)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Keep fighting, don't think too much." (Athlete, 16 Nov 2018)  
Other informationFEDERATION SUPPORT
He has been part of the International Skating Union [ISU] Development Transition Program that is based in Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America. The scheme aims to help athletes from ice hockey, roller speed skating and figure skating make the switch to speed skating and short track. (isu.org, 22 Dec 2017)
 
Most influential person in careerHis coach. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2018)  
InjuriesHe was affected by a back injury while competing at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (travel.taipei, 28 Mar 2017)

He injured his knee in 2013 and was out for six months. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2018)

He has suffered cuts to both his feet during his career. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2013)
 
Memorable sporting achievementWinning five gold medals in roller speed skating [junior category] at the 2009 World Championships in Haining, People's Republic of China. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2018)  
Other sportsHe won two gold medals in roller speed skating at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. He has also competed in short track, representing Chinese Taipei at the 2009 World Championships in Vienna, Austria. (SportsDeskOnline, 24 Dec 2013)  
Hero / IdolChinese Taipei baseball player Wang Chien-Ming. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2018)  
Awards and honoursHe was flag bearer for Chinese Taipei at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (olympic.org, 07 Feb 2014)  
HobbiesBasketball, fishing. (Facebook page, 06 Aug 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2008/2009 World Championships 1500m41  
    2008/2009 World Championships 1000m49  
    2008/2009 World Championships Overall50  
    2008/2009 World Championships 500m51