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Sitong Liu

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12-2

Further personal information

Residence
China
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming and handcycling in 2008. In 2016 she got involved in alpine skiing in Shenyang, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
A coach noticed her potential and advised her to try skiing. "What attracts me most about this sport is the feeling of freedom in the mountains and the ability to master the speed in the snow. Alpine skiing combines speed and skill perfectly. It is both exciting and elegant."
Club / Team
Liaoning Province: China
Name of coach
Dario Capelli [national], ITA

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
China
Tournament
European Cup
Location
Austria

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Becoming national champion for the first time. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Chinese short track skaters Wang Meng and Wu Dajing. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2018)
Other sports
She won gold medals in handcycling at the National Games for the Disabled of the People's Republic of China in 2011 and 2015. (news.cgtn.com, 30 Nov 2021; sohu.com, 30 Aug 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (news.cgtn.com, 30 Nov 2021)
Impairment
She lost her right leg at age four as the result of a traffic accident. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2018; sohu.com, 30 Aug 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Giant Slalom Sitting Final 2018-03-14 9
Women's Slalom Sitting Final 2018-03-18 6
Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea 2019 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships (Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea, Slovenia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2019-01-22 9999
Women's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2019-01-24 6