Legendary athletes making a mark at Winter Olympics

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2022-02-19 06:40
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Liu Jiayu of China competes during women's snowboard halfpipe qualification of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Genting Snow Park in Zhangjiakou, North China's Hebei province, Feb 9, 2022. [Photo by Wei Xiaohao/chinadaily.com.cn]

Liu Jiayu, born on Sept 17, 1992, is a Chinese snowboarder. She has competed in four Winter Olympic Games and won a silver medal at PyeongChang 2018.

At 2022 Winter Olympics, she slipped in her first two runs but contributed a smooth performance in the final run to pocket 73.50 points, finishing eighth.

"It was very positive to do this contest in China and let everybody know that China has not just summer but winter elements and share winter sports with everybody, and to show more Chinese and the outside world how fun these sports are," Liu said.

"It can also show more Chinese and the outside world how much fun these sports are."

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