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Sandor Liu Shaolin

Hungary

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTHUN12011199501
NOCHungary
Born20 Nov 1995 in Budapest 
GenderMen
FamilyPartner Elise Christie
ResidenceBudapest, HUN
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, Hungarian, Italian, Mandarin
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.305 05 Feb 2017 Dresden  
    1000m 1:23.622 12 Nov 2017 Shanghai  
    1500m 2:10.553 07 Oct 2017 Dordrecht  
    3000m 4:53.457 13 Mar 2016 Seoul  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Championships
Event  
World Championships
    500m 1 1    
    5000m Relay   1 1  
    Overall     1  
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay   1    
    Overall     2  
European Championships
Event  
European Championships
    5000m Relay   2 1  
    Overall   2    
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/Shaolin-Sandor-Liu-1174754759309932/  
twitter.com/ShaolinLiu  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachAkos Banhidi [national], HUN; Zhang Jing [national], CHN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up short track in 2005 in Budapest, Hungary.  
Reason for choosing this sport"Before we [he and younger brother Liu Shaoang] were swimming. We did that for one or two years but we always got sick from the water and used to always have a cold. It was more bad than good for us so we tried to swap to another sport. We were looking for different choices in Hungary and we just found short track. I don't know how it happened."  
Club / TeamMTK: Budapest, HUN  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHis partner Elise Christie represented Great Britain in short track at the Olympic Winter Games in 2010 and 2014, and his younger brother Liu Shaoang has competed for Hungary in the sport at international level. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Oct 2017; index.hu, 10 Jul 2017; Athlete, 13 Jan 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the 500m at the 2016 World Championships in Seoul, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 13 Jan 2017)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the Olympic Winter Games. (isu.org, 14 Feb 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHis family. (Athlete, 13 Jan 2017)  
Hero / IdolHungarian short track skater Liu Shaoang [his younger brother], British short track skater Elise Christie [his partner]. (Athlete, 13 Jan 2017)  
Other informationFAMILY
He and younger brother Liu Shaoang were born to a Chinese father and Hungarian mother, and have both competed in short track at international level. "Our father always said that as I was older I would pay attention to my brother, help him, and get the best out of everything. I promised this, but it is mutual because I feel he is always trying to help, and trying to be the best brother. I never felt he would have been envious of any of my achievements, like I have never been of him." (origo.hu, 14 Feb 2017; blikk.hu, 08 Mar 2013)

CHINESE TRAINING
He and younger brother Liu Shaoang were given the opportunity to train in People's Republic of China earlier in their career. "We were really lucky. When we started there was a world championships in Hungary and the Chinese team came. My father, being Chinese, started speaking with them, helped with different things in Hungary and getting to know the country. They said since his two sons were Chinese they should come and train in China. It sounded good to him so he decided to take the chance to bring us to China and we were training there for one-and-a-half years. Before our results weren't really good. After that time we came back from China and we won every competition." (isu.org, 14 Feb 2017)
 
Sporting philosophy / motto"Never let haters get you down." (Athlete, 13 Jan 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m1  
    2015/2016 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 World Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall2  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m2  
    2015/2016 European Championships Overall2  
    2016/2017 World Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships Overall3  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships Overall3  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall3  
    2012/2013 European Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2015/2016 World Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 European Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2013/2014 European Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m5  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall6  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m6  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m6  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships Overall6  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m7  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m8  
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall8  
    2011/2012 European Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2012/2013 World Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2012/2013 European Championships Overall9  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall10  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m10  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay11  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m12  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay13  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m16  
    2011/2012 European Championships Overall17  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m18  
    2013/2014 World Championships 500m18  
    2013/2014 European Championships Overall20  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m20  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1000m20  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall22  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1500m24  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1000m25  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall26  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships Overall28  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m29  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1500m31  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships Overall40  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m1  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Shanghai 5000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m1  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 5000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Budapest 500m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Seoul 1000m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Shanghai 500m2  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Seoul 500m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Montreal, QC 5000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Toronto, ON 500m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Dordrecht 1000m2  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Nagoya 1000m2  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m2  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Dordrecht 1500m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Montreal, QC 1000m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Montreal, QC 5000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Shanghai 1000m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m4  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m4  
    2016/2017 Dresden 5000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m5  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m5  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m5  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m5  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m5  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m6  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 5000m Relay6  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m6  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m7  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m7  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m7  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m7  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay7  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m9  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m10  
    2012/2013 Dresden 5000m Relay11  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m13  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m17  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m23  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m25  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m28  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m30  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m31  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m38  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m40  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m43  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1000m49  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m68  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m79  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m110