The World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Montreal continued on Saturday. From a Hungarian- and a Fradi-perspective, we could cheer for Liu Shaoang and Bence Nógrádi.
Liu Shaoang was first in the 1500m final. Our two-time Olympic champion's best result in this event was a silver medal in 2016, but in Canada no one could beat our star skater, who skated with great confidence in the final and won it.
After winning Hungary's first world title in the 1500m, Liu Shaoang also advanced from the qualification of the 500m and proved unbeatable in the shorter distance, claiming two world titles in a single day.
It was Liu Shaoang's third and fourth world championship gold medals, having previously been unbeaten in the 500m and the combined last year.
Bence Nógrádi, silver medallist at the Junior World Championships just a month ago, started from a favourable second position but got off to a bad start and was overtaken by two others, and there was no way back from fourth place in the sprint.
In the men's 5000m relay semi-final, the Hungarian team of Liu Shaoang, Bence Nógrádi, Péter Jászapáti and Attila Talabos was initially in third place behind the Belgian and South Korean quartet. When the Asians changed rhythm, the Hungarians managed to overtake the Belgians, who were ready by the end. Second place in the final was not in danger.
On Sunday, the 1000m battles will continue with the super finals and the baton finals.
The FTC, in cooperation with the Mazsihisz, organised a cultural programme for 50 Ukrainian children.
Liu Shaoang won all 3 races on Sunday in the 500-m distance, and added a chapter to Hungarian sports history.
FTC has made a film for the 10th time, in which the club raises awareness on the fight against exclusion.
New options, games, an easier way of purchasing tickets – all in the fresh Fradi app!
Liu Shaoang came first on 500 meters and Liu Shaolin Sándor on 1000 meters.
Ferencvárosi Torna Club is taking another step to promote fair play.
Our football team is charitable this year too by donating to four children's hospitals in Budapest.
Leandro de Almeida and László Bázsa-Mosó receive the Fradi Fair-Play Award in 2020.