Pang Qing

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Pang Qing
WC 2010 Tong Jian and Pang Qing.jpg
Personal information
Full name Pang Qing
Country represented  China
Born (1979-12-24) December 24, 1979 (age 34)
Harbin
Home town Harbin
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Partner Tong Jian
Coach Yao Bin
Liu Wei
Former coach Cong Wenyi
Choreographer Lori Nichol
David Wilson
Former choreographer Renée Roca
Shae-Lynn Bourne
Sarah Kawahara
Nikolai Morozov
Skating club Harbin Skating Club
Began skating 1986
Retired February 14, 2014
World standing 4 (As of 13 February 2014)[1]
Season's bests 3 (2010–2011)[2]
2 (2009–2010)[3]
2 (2008–2009)[4]
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 213.98
2013 Grand Prix Final
Short program 75.40
2013 Grand Prix Final
Free skate 141.81
2010 Winter Olympics
Olympic medal record
Competitor for  China
Pair's Figure skating
Silver 2010 Vancouver Pairs
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Pang.

Pang Qing (simplified Chinese: 庞清; traditional Chinese: 龐清; pinyin: Páng Qīng; born December 24, 1979 in Harbin, Heilongjiang) is a Chinese pair skater. With partner Tong Jian, she is the 2010 Olympic silver medalist, the 2006 and 2010 World Champion, a five-time Four Continents champion (2002, 2004, 2008, 2009 & 2011) and the 2008 Grand Prix Final Champion.

Career[edit]

Pang was born in Harbin, the home of Chinese pair skating. She began skating at age six. She originally competed as a single skater. In 1993, coach Yao Bin teamed her up with Tong and they have been skating together ever since.

When Yao moved to Beijing, Pang and Tong trained without a coach until 1997, when they began training under Yao again.

Pang and Tong did not have a strong junior career, perhaps due to the fact that the Junior Grand Prix did not exist when they were skating at the junior level. They placed 14th, 9th, and 8th at the World Junior Championships between 1997 and 1999. After that, they went senior.

Pang and Tong won the silver medal at the 1997 Chinese national championships, but did not represent China at the World Championships until 1999. They are the 2000 Chinese national champions. At their first major senior international, the 1999 Four Continents Championships (the first Four Continents ever held), they placed 5th. They then went to their first Worlds, where they placed 14th.

In the 1999–2000 season, Pang and Tong made their Grand Prix debut. They placed 4th at Skate Canada and 5th at Cup of Russia. They slowly moved up the ranks over the years. At the 2002 Winter Olympics, coming in as the Four Continents Champions, they placed 9th.

Following the 2001–2002 season, Pang and Tong began to be contenders. They consistently placed on the podium at their Grand Prix events. They won their first World medal (a bronze) at the 2004 World Championships.

After their first world medal, they had a rough 2004–2005 season and a shaky start at the beginning of the 2005–2006 season. They recovered with consistency by the 2006 Olympics, where they placed a controversial 4th behind teammates Shen Xue & Hongbo Zhao and Zhang Dan & Zhang Hao. They went to the 2006 Worlds and won it.

In the 2006–2007 season, Pang and Tong were unable to defend their World title. They were forced to withdraw from Skate America due to injury. They won the silver medal at the Cup of China, the Asian Winter Games, and the Four Continents Championships. At Worlds, they placed second.

During the 2007–2008 season, Pang and Tong had a rough start, losing two out of their three Grand Prix events. They came back strong midseason by winning the bronze at the Grand Prix Final and their third Four Continents title. They ended their season with a disappointing 5th at the World Championships.

During the 2008–2009 season, Pang and Tong had another rough outing at their first event, the Cup of China. Many commentators had written them off, such as Paul Wylie and Tracey Wilson. Despite this, they went on to win their next Grand Prix events and the final. During that season, they made history, when they went on to win a record setting fourth Four Continents title and have now won more Four Continent titles than any other team. Despite the momentum they had built, they had another disappointing World Championships, where they were once again off the podium.

During the 2009–2010 season, Pang and Tong won both of their Grand Prix events and a silver at the Grand Prix Final, defeating all the world medalists at the previous world championship.

In the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Pang and Tong set a new World Record for the free skate with a score of 141.81 points.[5] They placed second place behind Shen Xue & Hongbo Zhao thanks to their teammates' world record-setting short program. The People's Republic of China broke Russia's 46-year twelve Olympic gold medal streak in pairs skating, sweeping gold and silver places.[6]

They became the 2010 World Champions in Turin, Italy.[7]

For the 2010–2011 ISU Grand Prix season, Pang and Tong were assigned to the 2010 NHK Trophy and to the 2010 Cup of China. They won both of their Grand Prix assignments to qualify for the Grand Prix Final where they won silver. They won the bronze medal at the 2011 World Championships.

Pang & Tong withdrew from their assigned 2011–12 Grand Prix events, but said they would compete at the 2012 World Championships.[8][9]

The pair returned to competition in January 2012, when they won gold at the Chinese National Winter Games. They earned first-place marks in the short program (70.24) and free skate (126.31).

Personal life[edit]

Although they had not spoken about their personal lives, Pang and Tong revealed publicly in an issue of Vanity Fair during the 2010 Winter Olympics that they were romantically involved.

In June 2011, the pair became engaged after Tong proposed on-ice to Pang at a show in Shanghai.[10]

Programs[edit]

Pang and Tong perform a triple twist at the 2010 Olympics.
Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2013–2014 Nocturne from Lady Caliph
by Ennio Morricone
I Dreamed a Dream
from Les Misérables
by Claude-Michel Schönberg
I Dreamed a Dream
from Les Misérables
2012–2013 Scott and Fran's Paso Doble
by David Hirschfelder
choreographed by Nikolai Morozov
Cello Concerto in E minor & Enigma Variations
by Edward Elgar
choreographed by Renée Roca
Un giorno per noi
from Romeo and Juliet
performed by Josh Groban

Moon on the Sea
performed by Li Yuchun
2011–2012 Nocturne in C Sharp minor
by Frédéric Chopin
choreographed by Lori Nichol
Scheherazade
by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
choreography by Lori Nichol
Liebesträume
by Franz Liszt
2010–2011 Nocturne in C Sharp minor
by Frédéric Chopin
choreographed by Lori Nichol

Je Crois Entendre Encore
by George Bizet
from The Pearl Fishers
choreographed by Sarah Kawahara
and Nikolai Morozov
Liebesträume
by Franz Liszt
choreographed by David Wilson
The Impossible Dream
from Man of La Mancha Soundtrack
by Mitch Leigh
performed by Rhydian Roberts
2009–2010 Je Crois Entendre Encore
by George Bizet
from The Pearl Fishers
choreographed by Sarah Kawahara
and Nikolai Morozov
The Impossible Dream
from Man of La Mancha Soundtrack
by Mitch Leigh
choreographed by Shae-Lynn Bourne
and David Wilson
Crane's Crying
by Vitas
Adagio
by Tomasso Albinoni
2008–2009 The Messiah Will Come Again
by Roy Buchanan
choreographed by Sarah Kawahara
and Nikolai Morozov
Concierto de Aranjuez
by Joaquín Rodrigo
Santa Maria (del Buen Ayre)
by Gotan Project
choreographed by Sarah Kawahara
and Nikolai Morozov
Summertime
by George Gershwin
2007–2008 O Doux Printemps d’Autrefois
by Jules Massenet
choreographed by Nikolai Morozov
Romeo and Juliet
Soundtrack from the 1968 movie
by Nino Rota and André Rieu
choreographed by Nikolai Morozov
Adagio
by Tomasso Albinoni
2006–2007 O Doux Printemps d’Autrefois
by Jules Massenet
choreographed by Nikolai Morozov
The Phantom of the Opera
by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Adagio
by Tomasso Albinoni
2005–2006 Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
by Sergey Rachmaninoff
The Phantom of the Opera
by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Gira Con Me Questa Notte
by Josh Groban

Oye
by Gloria Estefan
2004–2005 All I Ask of You
from The Phantom of the Opera
by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Butterfly Lovers
Chinese Violin Music
by Vanessa-Mae
The Prayer
by Céline Dion
2003–2004 Illumination
by Secret Garden
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
by Sergey Rachmaninoff
The Prayer
by Céline Dion
2002–2003 Illumination
by Secret Garden

Seven Years In Tibet
Soundtrack from the 1997 movie
by John Williams
Piano Concerto No. 2
by Sergey Rachmaninoff
The Prayer
by Céline Dion
2001–2002 Illumination
by Secret Garden
Piano Concerto No. 2
by Sergey Rachmaninoff

Competitive highlights[edit]

(with Tong)

Results[11]
International
Event 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Olympics 9th 4th 2nd 4th
Worlds 14th 15th 10th 5th 4th 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 5th 4th 1st 3rd 4th 5th
Four Continents 5th 5th 4th 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st
Grand Prix Final 5th 3rd 6th 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd
GP Bompard 6th 3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st
GP Cup of China 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd 1st 1st 2nd
GP Cup of Russia 5th 2nd 1st
GP NHK Trophy 4th 5th 2nd 1st 1st 1st
GP Skate America 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd
GP Skate Canada 4th 5th 4th 2nd 2nd
Universiade 2nd
Asian Games 2nd 1st
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 14th 9th 8th
National
Chinese Champ. 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 2nd
GP = Grand Prix; TBD = Assigned

Detailed results[edit]

2013–14 season
Date Event SP FS Total
6–22 February 2014 2014 Winter Olympics 4
73.30
3
136.58
4
209.88
5–8 December 2013 2013–14 Grand Prix Final 3
75.40
3
128.58
3
213.98
15–17 November 2013 2013 Trophée Éric Bompard 1
67.69
1
126.17
1
193.86
1–3 November 2013 2013 Cup of China 1
70.38
2
124.00
2
194.38
2012–2013 season
Date Event SP FS Total
13–15 March 2013 2013 World Championships 6
63.95
4
130.69
5
194.64
6–9 December 2012 2012–13 Grand Prix Final 3
64.74
3
128.07
3
192.81
2–4 November 2012 2012 Cup of China 1
68.57
1
120.25
1
188.82
19–20 October 2012 2012 Skate America 2
61.96
2
125.20
2
185.16
2011–2012 season
Date Event SP FS Total
26 March – 1 April 2012 2012 World Championships 2
67.10
6
118.95
4
186.05
2010–2011 season
Date Event SP FS Total
25 April – 1 May 2011 2011 World Championships 1
74.00
3
130.12
3
204.12
15–20 February 2011 2011 Four Continents Championships 1
71.41
1
128.04
1
199.45
3–5 February 2010 2011 Asian Winter Games 1
68.36
1
127.54
1
195.90
8–12 December 2010 2010–11 Grand Prix Final 2
68.63
2
121.30
2
189.93
4–7 November 2010 2010 Cup of China 1
60.62
1
116.88
1
177.50
22–24 October 2010 2010 NHK Trophy 1
67.10
1
122.27
1
189.37
2009–2010 season
Date Event SP FS Total
22–28 March 2010 2010 World Championships 1
75.28
1
136.11
1
211.39
14–15 February 2010 2010 Winter Olympics 4
71.50
1
141.81
2
213.31
2–6 December 2009 2009–10 Grand Prix Final 4
68.04
2
133.82
2
201.86
5–8 November 2009 2009 NHK Trophy 2
67.30
1
132.35
1
199.65
22–25 October 2009 2009 Cup of Russia 1
65.40
1
125.93
1
191.33
2008–2009 season
Date Event SP FS Total
23–29 March 2009 2009 World Championships 5
65.18
4
115.90
4
181.08
2–8 February 2009 2009 Four Continents Championships 1
65.60
1
129.34
1
194.94
10–14 December 2008 2008–09 Grand Prix Final 3
66.24
1
125.25
1
191.49
27–30 November 2008 2008 NHK Trophy 1
63.10
1
122.96
1
186.06
5–9 November 2008 2008 Cup of China 3
59.36
3
112.50
3
171.86
2007–2008 season
Date Event SP FS Total
16–23 March 2008 2008 World Championships 5
67.87
5
119.91
5
191.33
11–17 February 2008 2008 Four Continents Championships 2
67.70
1
119.63
1
187.33
13–16 December 2007 2007–08 Grand Prix Final 3
66.68
3
118.45
3
185.13
15–18 November 2007 2007 Trophée Éric Bompard 2
64.32
2
122.61
2
186.93
7–11 November 2007 2007 Cup of China 1
65.48
1
111.27
1
176.75
25–28 October 2007 2007 Skate America 2
60.32
2
104.87
2
165.19
2006–2007 season
Date Event SP FS Total
20–25 March 2007 2007 World Championships 3
66.75
2
121.71
2
188.46
7–10 February 2007 2007 Four Continents Championships 2
65.80
2
119.53
2
185.33
2–3 February 2007 2007 Asian Winter Games 2
65.65
2
115.82
2
181.47
9–12 November 2006 2006 Cup of China 2
62.00
2
110.56
2
172.56
2005–2006 season
Date Event SP FS Total
19–26 March 2006 2006 World Championships 2
64.98
1
124.22
1
189.20
11–24 February 2006 2006 Winter Olympics 4
63.19
4
123.48
4
186.67
16–18 December 2005 2005–06 Grand Prix Final 6
57.94
5
110.40
6
168.34
17–20 November 2005 2005 Trophée Éric Bompard 2
62.26
2
120.38
2
182.64
2–6 November 2005 2005 Cup of China 2
58.64
2
117.82
2
176.46

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ISU World Standings for Single & Pair Skating and Ice Dance : Pairs". International Skating Union. March 13, 2014. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ "ISU Judging System – Season Bests Total Scores 2010/2011 : Pairs". International Skating Union. May 6, 2011. Retrieved June 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ "ISU Judging System – Season Bests Total Scores 2009/2010 : Pairs". International Skating Union. March 24, 2010. Retrieved June 17, 2011. 
  4. ^ "ISU Judging System – Season Bests Total Scores 2008/2009 : Pairs". International Skating Union. April 18, 2009. Retrieved June 17, 2011. 
  5. ^ Agence France Presse, "Shen, Zhao claim China's first figure skating gold", Emmeline Moore, 16 February 2010 (accessed 16 February 2010)
  6. ^ "Shen, Zhao end Russian Olympic pairs dominance". Icenetwork.com. 2010-02-16. 
  7. ^ http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iOI4-T4KzHilU-y3PTH1T05CUrZw
  8. ^ "庞清佟健为充电放弃大奖赛只战全运世锦赛慎做老大". sports.sina.com.cn. August 10, 2011. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  9. ^ http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/sports/2011-11/09/content_14062420.htm
  10. ^ Ainsworth, Alexa (June 20, 2011). "On-ice proposal for figure skaters Pang and Tong". Universal Sports. Retrieved June 22, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Competition Results: Qing PANG / Jian TONG". International Skating Union. 

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