Li Zijun

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Li.
Li Zijun
2012 world junior LFS Li Zijun.jpg
Li at the 2012 World Junior Championships
Personal information
Country represented China
Born (1996-12-14) December 14, 1996 (age 17)
Changchun, China
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Coach Li Mingzhu, Bao Li, Li Chengjiang
Former coach Meng Di, Bao Li, Li Mingzhu, Li Chengjiang
Choreographer Lori Nichol, Jiang Hailan
Former choreographer David Wilson, Karen Kwan-Oppegard
Skating club Jilin Winter Sports Centre
World standing 12 (As of 25 January 2014)[1]
Season's bests 10 (2012–2013)
24 (2011–2012)[2]
35 (2010–2011)[3]
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 183.85
2013 Worlds
Short program 62.84
2014 Four Continents
Free skate 127.54
2013 Worlds

Li Zijun (Chinese: 李子君; pinyin: Lǐ Zǐjūn; December 14, 1996) is a Chinese figure skater. She is the 2014 Four Continents bronze medalist, 2010 JGP Final bronze medalist, the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics bronze medalist and a three-time (2011, 2012 & 2013) Chinese national champion.

Career[edit]

Junior[edit]

Li debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit during the 2010–11 season. She won the bronze medal in Austria and placed 4th in the Czech Republic to qualify for the Final. At the Junior Grand Prix Final, she tied with Risa Shoji for third place. She won the bronze medal on the tie-breaker. She finished 9th at the 2011 World Junior Championships.

Li placed second in both of her assigned 2011–12 Junior Grand Prix events and qualified for the Junior Grand Prix Final which was held in Quebec City, Canada. She finished fourth at the event. At the Youth Olympics, she won the bronze medal. She then competed at the 2012 Junior World Championships and finished 5th.

Senior[edit]

2012–2013 season[edit]

In the 2012–13 season, Li debuted on the senior Grand Prix series. She was fifth at her first event, the 2012 Cup of China, and 4th at the 2012 NHK Trophy, where she posted a personal best score of 174.11 points. Li won her third national title at the 2013 Chinese Championships. She then competed at the 2013 Four Continents Championships and finished 5th. She finished seventh at Worlds after placing twelfth in the short program and fourth in the long. She received the second highest technical score in the free skate, only after Yuna Kim.[4]

2013–2014 season[edit]

In the 2013–14 ISU Grand Prix season, Li's first event was the 2013 Cup of China where she finished 10th. Prior to her next Grand Prix assignment, the 2013 NHK Trophy, her coach Li Mingzhu stated, "She's getting taller and bigger, but losing power and coordination" and said it was affecting her self-confidence.[5] The skater withdrew from the NHK Trophy, which was scheduled for the following week. She returned to competition at the 2014 Four Continents Championships, placing 2nd in the short, 3rd in the long and won the bronze medal overall behind gold medalist winner Kanako Murakami, and second place finisher Satoko Miyahara. Li then competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia where she finished 14th.[6] At the 2014 World Championships, Li finished 17th overall.

2014–2015 season[edit]

For the 2014–15 season, Li was assigned to Cup of China and NHK Trophy.[7]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2014–2015
2013–2014
[8]
2012–2013
[9]
  • Express Yourself

  • Legend
    by Li Jian
    performed by Chang Jing
2011–2012
[10]

2010–2011
[11]
2009–2010
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    (1937 Walt Disney film)
2008–2009

Competitive highlights[edit]

International[12]
Event 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
Olympics 14th
Worlds 7th 17th
Four Continents 5th 3rd
GP Cup of China 5th 10th TBD
GP NHK Trophy 4th TBD
Volvo Open Cup 1st
Triglav Trophy 1st
International: Junior[12]
Junior Worlds 9th 5th
Youth Olympics 3rd
JGP Final 3rd 4th
JGP Austria 3rd 2nd
JGP Czech Rep. 4th
JGP Latvia 2nd
National[12]
Chinese Ch. 2nd 1st 1st 1st
Chinese NG 1st
Team events
World Team
Trophy
5th T
(6th P)
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix;
T = Team result; P = Personal result; Medals awarded for team result only.

Detailed results[edit]

Li Zijun won bronze at the 2010–11 Junior Grand Prix Final

(Small medals for short and free programs awarded only at ISU Championships.)

2013–2014 season
Date Event SP FS Total
March 24–30, 2014 2014 ISU World Championships 16
54.37
17
95.97
17
150.34
February 6–22, 2014 2014 Winter Olympics 11
57.55
14
110.75
14
168.30
January 20–26, 2014 2014 ISU Four Continents Championships 2
62.84
3
118.72
3
181.56
November 1–3, 2013 2013 ISU Grand Prix Cup of China 8
53.58
10
85.40
10
138.98
2012–2013 season
Date Event SP FS Total
April 11–14, 2013 2013 ISU World Team Trophy 9
53.16
4
118.34
6
171.50
March 10–17, 2013 2013 ISU World Championships 12
56.31
4
127.54
7
183.85
February 8–11,2013 2013 ISU Four Continents Championships 10
54.51
4
115.91
5
170.42
January 10–13, 2012 2013 Volvo Open Cup 1
58.12
1
101.98
1
160.10
December 20–21, 2012 2012–13 Chinese Championships 1
58.09
1
117.01
1
175.10
November 22–25, 2012 2012 ISU Grand Prix NHK Trophy 3
59.62
4
114.49
4
174.11
November 1–4, 2012 2012 ISU Grand Prix Cup of China 5
59.21
5
100.85
5
160.06
2011–2012 season
Date Event Level QR SP FS Total
April 4–8, 2012 2012 Triglav Trophy Senior 1
52.74
1
101.13
1
153.87
Feb. 27 – March 4, 2012 2012 ISU World Junior Championships Junior 6
51.74
5
105.57
5
157.31
January 14–22, 2012 2012 Youth Olympics Junior 3
50.92
2
106.78
3
157.70
January 4–6, 2012 12th Chinese National Winter Games Senior 1
60.56
1
125.56
1
186.12
December 8–11, 2011 2011–12 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final Junior 6
43.10
4
103.43
4
146.53
Sept. 28 – Oct. 1, 2011 2011 ISU Junior Grand Prix, Austria Junior 2
55.59
2
100.81
2
156.40
September 20–23, 2011 2011–12 Chinese Championships Senior 3
49.28
1
100.77
1
150.05
Aug. 31 – Sept. 3, 2011 2011 ISU Junior Grand Prix, Latvia Junior 1
55.09
2
93.10
2
148.19
2010–2011 season
Date Event Level QR SP FS Total
Feb. 27 – March 6, 2011 2011 ISU World Junior Championships Junior 3
89.10
8
51.00
10
88.81
9
139.81
December 23–24, 2010 2010–11 Chinese Championships Senior 1
53.24
2
101.05
1
154.29[13]
December 8–12, 2010 2010–11 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final Junior 5
49.62
4
100.20
3
149.82
October 13–16, 2010 2010 ISU Junior Grand Prix, Czech Republic Junior 5
47.76
4
100.50
4
148.26
September 15–18, 2010 2010 ISU Junior Grand Prix, Austria Junior 5
47.56
3
97.20
3
144.76
2009–2010 season
Date Event Level QR SP FS Total
December 19–20, 2009 2010 Chinese Junior Championships Junior 1
51.23
1
89.70
1
140.93
September 3–5, 2009 2009–10 Chinese Championships Senior 3
44.82
2
83.94
2
128.76[14]
  • QR = Qualifying round
  • Personal bests highlighted in bold.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ISU World Standings for Single & Pair Skating and Ice Dance : Ladies". International Skating Union. June 16, 2011. Retrieved June 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ "ISU Judging System – Season Bests Total Scores 2011/2012 : Ladies". International Skating Union. March 31, 2012. Retrieved April 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ "ISU Judging System – Season Bests Total Scores 2010/2011 : Ladies". International Skating Union. April 30, 2011. Retrieved June 17, 2011. 
  4. ^ "ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2013 Ladies Result". isuresults.com. Retrieved 2013-03-24. 
  5. ^ Zhang, Han. "China's teenage skater Li Zijun faces big challenge en route to Sochi 2014". Xinhua English (sina.com). 
  6. ^ "Zijun Li". sochi2014.com. Archived from the original on April 7, 2014. 
  7. ^ "2014-15 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating". July 18, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Zijun LI: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 22, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Zijun LI: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on September 17, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Zijun LI: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on January 21, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Zijun LI: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 15, 2011. 
  12. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Zijun LI". International Skating Union. 
  13. ^ "2010–2011 Chinese Figure Skating Championships Results". ; "Protocols" (in Chinese). 
  14. ^ "2009–2010 Chinese Figure Skating Championships Results". 

External links[edit]

Media related to Li Zijun at Wikimedia Commons