Anthony Liu

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Anthony Liu
Personal information
Full name Anthony Liu
Alternative names Liu Yueming
Country represented Australia
Former country(ies) represented China
Born (1974-07-04) 4 July 1974 (age 40)
Qiqihar, China
Home town Brisbane, Australia
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Former coach Evelyn Kramer
Colin Jackson
Marina Kudriavtseva
Chang Yuan Wang
Former choreographer Evelyn Kramer
Skating club Iceworld FSC
Began skating 1981
Retired 2003
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Liu.

Anthony Liu (born Liu Yueming on 4 July 1974 in Qiqihar) is a Chinese-Australian figure skater. A seven-time Australian national champion, he represented Australia at the 1998 Winter Olympics, where he placed 25th, and at the 2002 Winter Olympics, where he placed 10th.

Career[edit]

Early in his skating career, Liu represented China under the given name Yueming.[1] He placed 6th at the 1993 World Junior Championships and 21st at the senior World Championships later that season. He won the 1993 Winter Universiade.

In 1996, he began competing for Australia as Anthony Liu.[1] He won his national title and was sent to the World Championships, where he finished 22nd. The next season, Liu earned a berth to the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano and placed 25th. At the 1998 Australian Nationals, he became the first Australian skater to land a quadruple jump (toe loop).[1] On his way to his career-best Four Continents result, 5th in 1999, Liu landed a quadruple-triple toe loop combination.[1]

In 2002, Liu achieved a 10th-place finish in his second Olympics – alongside Adrian Swan (Oslo 1952), it was Australia's best Olympic result in figure skating. He ended the season with his career-best Worlds result, 7th.

Personal life[edit]

Liu moved with his family to Australia in 1994 and became a citizen in August 1996.[1]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2001–2002
[2]
2000–2001
[1]
  • Don Pasquale
    by Donizetti
    performed by Waldo de Los Rios and Orchestra
  • Journey of Man
    (from Cirque du Soleil)
    by Benoit Jutras

Results[edit]

For Australia[edit]

Results[3][2][1]
International
Event 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03
Olympics 25th 10th
Worlds 22nd 17th 10th 12th 14th 7th
Four Continents 5th 6th 13th
GP NHK Trophy 8th 8th 5th
GP Skate Canada 4th
GP Skate America 7th
Finlandia 3rd 2nd
Golden Spin 3rd
Karl Schäfer 2nd 1st
Nebelhorn 4th
Ondrej Nepela 2nd 1st
National
Australian Champ. 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st

For China[edit]

Event 1992–1993
World Championships 21st
World Junior Championships 6th
NHK Trophy 8th
Winter Universiade 1st

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Anthony LIU: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 31 March 2001. 
  2. ^ a b "Anthony LIU: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 February 2002. 
  3. ^ "Anthony LIU: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 8 June 2003. 

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