S Korea-Winter Olympics/Chinese Medalist

Snowboarder Liu Jiayu wins China's first medal at PyeongChang Olympics

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PyeongChang, South Korea - Feb 13, 2018 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Reporter asking question
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Liu Jiayu, Chinese snowboarder:
"Today is just amazing day to me and then also I think it's the honor presented by China to win first silver medal in the Olympics. It's just... oh my God. And then all my three runs, I just feel like I enjoy it and then I just do it."
3. Reporter asking question
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Liu Jiayu, Chinese snowboarder:
"China started this sport in 2003 and then it's been here I think this is my third Olympics and have been want this model for a long time and then being work on that and also you know snowboard is all about the fun and fashion, how cool you are. Winning the silver just makes me even cooler."
5. Reporter asking question
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Liu Jiayu, Chinese snowboarder:
"South Korea is so lucky for me and I've been here and I got a podium every time. I won the first world championships in South Korea for China and now it's another you know Olympics medal, oh my God."
7. Reporter asking question
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Liu Jiayu, Chinese snowboarder:
"Yeah, I think you can improve like, like a push of life for our country the snowboard, just scrub even more. We already have a huge people doing the sport and then everybody thinks snowboard is super cool and the fashion and other stuff, so that's my goal. Winning the medal is not my goal but I would love to show the people how fun the sport [is]. Just go out there and try it on. You will like it."

Seoul, South Korea - Recent (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
9. Mascots of PyeongChang Olympics and Winter Paralympics placed at entrance of shopping mall
10. Customer choosing souvenirs
11. White tiger cushion
12. Mascot of PyeongChang Olympics
13. Customers in shopping mall
14. Customers playing curling
15. Customers taking pictures with mascot



Storyline


Liu Jiayu snatched the silver medal in the women's snowboard halfpipe, the first medal for China at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games on Tuesday.

Liu, the 2017 Sapporo Asian Winter Games champion, earned 89.75 points in her second run of three to take the silver.

"Today is just amazing day to me and then also I think it's the honor presented by China to win first silver medal in the Olympics. It's just... oh my God. And then all my three runs, I just feel like I enjoy it and then I just do it," said Liu.

The 25-year old Liu, who is competing in her third Olympics, is the first Chinese snowboard Olympic medalist and only the second Asian woman to win a snowboard medal at Olympics, after Japanese Tomoka Takeuchi won silver in the women's parallel giant slalom at Sochi 2014.

"China started this sport in 2003 and then it's been here I think this is my third Olympics and have been want this model for a long time and then being work on that and also you know snowboard is all about the fun and fashion, how cool you are. Winning the silver just makes me even cooler," said Liu.

The 25 years old snowboarder from Hegang City of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province also believes that South Korea might bring her luck when it comes to winning medals.

"South Korea is so lucky for me and I've been here and I got a podium every time. I won the first world championships in South Korea for China and now it's another, you know, Olympics medal," she said.

She added that her goal is to increase the popularity of snowboarding in China and hopes that her becoming an Olympic medalist will help increase awareness in the sport.

"I think you can improve like, like a push of life for our country the snowboard, just scrub even more. We already have a huge people doing the sport and then everybody thinks snowboard is super cool and the fashion and other stuff, so that's my goal. Winning the medal is not my goal but I would love to show the people how fun the sport [is]. Just go out there and try it on. You will like it," said Liu.

American Chloe Kim won the gold with 98.25 points in her final run and her compatriot Arielle Gold took bronze with a score of 85.75.



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  • ID : 8073530
  • Published : 2018-02-13 16:01
  • Last Modified : 2018-02-13 19:35:13
  • Location : PyeongChang,Republic of Korea
  • Category : sport
  • Duration : 2'01
  • Audio Language : English/Nats
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV),China Global Television Network (CGTN)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Version : 4
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