The 25-year-old Ferencváros rider won the second World Championship title in his career: in 2016 he won over the 500 meters. His 22-year-old brother can stand on the podium for the second time at the World Cup after winning the shortest distance on Saturday.
In the first rounds of the five-man final, Liu Shaolin advanced ahead of his brother, but then Russian Semyon Yelastratov and French Sebastian Lipabi stood between them. Liu Shauang changed the rhythm between the two halves, from fourth to top, and from there there was nothing threatening the galactic double victory, it was only the order between them. In his poetry, Liu Shaolin is preceded by his brother, but when they reached the finish line, they celebrated together with their fists clenched and chanted the same way. With this performance, they took the first two places before the 3000m Super Final.
Italian Pietro Siegel was ranked third, behind world brother and sister.
In the women’s final, Petra Gaspatti took the lead at the start of the race, then fell to fourth place one after the other. However, the 22-year-old contestant from Sieged did not leave her place, first ahead of Polish Nicole Mazur and then two-time European champion Martina Valspina, so she finished second behind Russia’s Yekaterina Jeffriminkova and finished seventh in the overall standings.
The paper model was not flipped at best, that is, the Dutchman Susan Schulting tripled: after 500 and 1500 meters, he smoothly triumphed in the middle. Behind him, Hanne Desmet of Belgium won the silver and Canadian Courtney Sarrault won the bronze.
Hungarian Olympic champion in men’s relay won a silver medal in the 5000 m final. Chapa fell to two towers, so there was no chance of winning the relay, and the Russians also won second place behind the Dutch.
The Hungarians finished the World Cup with the most successful performance ever, with six medals, including three golds: Liu Shauang won the 500 meters and generally won the silver in the 1000 meters, while his brother Sandor Liu Shaolin finished second. The boat is next to the gold medal 1000 meters.
1000m Men’s World Champion:
Alexander Liu Shaolin 1: 25,901 min
2. Liu Shauang 1: 26,000
3 – Pietro Siegel (Italy) 1: 26.083
Women’s 1000m World Championship:
Susan Schulting (Netherlands) 1: 26.854 min
2- Hahn Desmitt (Belgium) 1: 26.993
3 – Courtney Sarrault (Canada) 1: 27.470
… 7. Petra Jászapáti
… 28. Zofia Konya
(Cover photo: Vincent Jannink / AFP)