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Sapporo 2017 AWG champion elected to FIS Athletes’ Commission

Date : 19 Mar 2019

Thun, Switzerland, March 19, 2019: Sapporo Asian Winter Games snowboard champion Liu Jiayu has been elected a member of the International Ski Federation (FIS) Athletes’ Commission.

The Chinese snowboarder, who won the ladies’ halfpipe at the 2017 AWG, followed up with a silver medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Korea – her third appearance at the Winter Olympics.

Liu, 27, becomes a member of the FIS Athletes’ Commission for the first time and her term lasts from 2019 to 2021. She was world champion in 2009 at Gangwon, Korea.

Elections for the FIS Athletes’ Commission were held during each of the FIS World Championships 2019. The election results have to be confirmed by the FIS Council at its next meeting on June 2, 2019 in Catvat-Dubrovnik (CRO), and therefore the following athletes are provisionally elected as members of the FIS Athletes’ Commission for the term 2019-2021:

Cross Country ladies - Virginia de Martin Topranin (ITA)

Cross Country men - Martti Jylha (FIN)

Ski Jumping ladies - Sarah Hendrikson (USA)

Ski Jumping men - Jernej Damjan (SLO)

Nordic Combined ladies - Mari Leinan Lund (NOR)

Nordic Combined men – Ilkka Herola (FIN)

Alpine Skiing ladies - Verena Stuffer (ITA)

Alpine Skiing men - Daniel Yule (SUI)

Freestyle Skiing ladies - Hannah Kearney (USA) – Moguls

Freestyle Skiing men - Alex Fiva (SUI) – Ski Cross

Snowboard ladies - Liu Jiayu (CHN) – Halfpipe

Snowboard men - Alexander Payer (AUT) – Alpine Snowboard

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