Schulting and Liu European Champion
photo: the Overall winners podium
27 January 2020
- Suzanne Schulting (NED) and Shaoang Liu (HUN) are the winners of the 24th edition of the European Championships Shorttrack Speedskating. The competition, held from 24-26 Januari 2020 in Debrecen-Hungary, was attended by 62 Ladies and 72 Men from 24 countries. Suzanne Schulting won 3 distances and got a penalty on the 3000m. This score was far enough to became European Champion on the First 3 distances and after 3 distances allready Overall Champion. The 2nd place was for Arianna Fontana (ITA), who won the 3000m and the 3rd place was for Martina Valcepina (ITA). In the Mens competition it was a very hard battle between the two brothers Shaoang and Shaolin Liu. (HUN). Shaoang won the 1500m, Shaolin the 500m, Shaolin again the 1000m. The 3000m had to bring the answer who was the strongest. Here Semen Elistratov (RUS) won the Superfinal. But the fight between the brothers ending on the 7th and 8th place in the Super final gave the decission for the Overall classification: Shaoang became Overall European Champion, Shaolin became 2nd and Semen Elistratov 3rd.