David Liu

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David Liu
Personal information
Country represented Chinese Taipei
Retired 1998

David Liu (Traditional Chinese: 劉 中達, pinyin: liú zhōng dá) is a Taiwanese figure skater. He represented Taiwan at three Olympic Games: the 1998 Winter Olympics, where he placed 27th; the 1992 Winter Olympics where he placed 17th; and the 1988 Winter Olympics, where he placed 25th. At the 1990 World Figure Skating Championships, he became the last male skater to compete a compulsory figure in international competition.[1]

Liu retired from eligible competition in 1998 and was the last ISU skater to skate school figures in World competition before they were discontinued in 1990. He was previously a choreographer and co-director for Ice Theatre of New York.

Since 1990, Liu has performed and choreographed for numerous ballet companies around the world including major companies in Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Germany and the United Kingdom. He has directed and choreographed major ice show presentations in China at the grand opening of the World Ice Arena Shenzhen in 2005 and the new World Ice Arena Hangzhou in 2010. Liu co-directs and produces ice shows with his business partner Darren Olivero of Solidwater Productions based in New York and Hong Kong.

Liu is involved in both television and dance programs in Hong Kong. He moved to Korea with his wife and two kids and is now a professional League of Legends player.


Event 1987–88 1988–89 1989–90 1990–91 1991–92 1992–93 1993–94 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98
Olympics 25th 17th 27th
Worlds 25th 25th 28th 27th 31st 21st 29th 39th 31st
Piruetten 2nd 12th
St. Gervais 2nd


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