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Feb 23, 2018

Hungary picks up first ever gold medal at Olympic Winter Games

The four champion skaters consisted of Liu Shaolin Sándor, Liu Shaoang, Viktor Knoch and Csaba Burján. They were in third place for most of the race but managed to cross the finish line first in a thrilling come-from-behind victory

Hungary has picked up its first ever Winter Olympic gold medal at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games.

The Hungarian team took first place in the men's 5,000 meter relay short-course speed skating event and secured its first medal since 1980.

The four champion skaters consisted of Liu Shaolin Sándor, Liu Shaoang, Viktor Knoch and Csaba Burján. They were in third place for most of the race but managed to cross the finish line first in a thrilling come-from-behind victory.

In the same event, China placed second, Canada third and South-Korea fourth, which highlights how well the Hungarian team performed on the ice.

Other results from this year’s games included the women’s team placing fourth, Sándor Liu Shaolin placed fifth in the 500 and 1,500 meters, while Petra Jászapáti placed sixth in the 1,500 meters.