Crystal Kiang

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Crystal Kiang
2011 Four Continents Crystal KIANG.jpg
Personal information
Country represented  Chinese Taipei
Born (1990-04-12) April 12, 1990 (age 24)
New York City, New York
Home town New York, New York
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Coach Hong-Yun Liu
Tracy Doyle-Lunde
Choreographer Nikolai Morozov
Olga Orlova
Skating club SC of New York
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 110.68
2013 Nebelhorn Trophy
Short program 37.99
2013 4CCs
Free skate 74.06
2013 Nebelhorn Trophy

Crystal Kiang (Chinese: 江玟玟; pinyin: Jiāng Wénwén) (born April 12, 1990) is a Taiwanese-American figure skater who competes internationally for Taiwan in ladies singles. She is a two-time (2010 and 2013) Taiwanese national champion and has competed seven times at the Four Continents Championships, placing a career-best 15th in 2013.

Personal life[edit]

Kiang was born on April 12, 1990, in New York City, New York. She is currently a student and trains in New York under the guidance of Hong-Yun Liu and Tracy Doyle-Lunde. Her hobbies include ballet and music.

Skating career[edit]

Kiang with fans at the 2011 Four Continents Championships in Taipei.

Kiang started skating at the age of five in 1995. She made her international debut at the 2008 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Goyang, South Korea, representing Taiwan.

During the 2008-2009 season, Kiang competed at her first Junior Grand Prix event in Madrid, Spain. Later that season, she competed at the 2009 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Vancouver, Canada.

During the 2009-2010 season, she competed at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Jeonju, South Korea where she placed 18th. Later that season, she competed at the 2010 World Figure Skating Championships in Turin, Italy, which was her first World Championships competition.

During the 2010-2011 season, Kiang competed at the 2011 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Taipei, Taiwan.

During the 2011-2012 season, Kiang competed at two international competitions in Europe. They were the 2011 Finlandia Trophy in Vantaa, Finland and 2011 Merano Cup in Merano, Italy. She later competed at the 2012 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Colorado Springs, United States.

During the 2012-2013 season, Kiang competed at the 2012 Asian Figure Skating Trophy in Taipei, Taiwan where she finished 7th. She then competed at the 2012 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic in Salt Lake City, United States where she placed in the top ten.

Competitive highlights[edit]

Results[1]
International
Event 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Worlds 43rd
Four Continents 25th 25th 18th 21st 23rd 15th 20th
Asian Trophy 7th
DS Cup 7th
Finlandia Trophy 10th
Merano Cup 21st
Nebelhorn Trophy 20th
NRW Trophy 31st
U.S. Classic 9th 8th
Volvo Cup 17th
International: Junior
JGP Spain 31st
National
Chinese Taipei 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 1st
JGP = Junior Grand Prix

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2013–2014
[2]
2012–2013
[3]
  • Piano Concerto No. 2
    by Sergei Rachmaninoff
2011–2012
[4]
  • Nostalgia
    by Yanni
  • Piano Concerto No. 2
    by Sergei Rachmaninoff
2010–2011
[5]
  • Piano Concerto No. 2
    by Sergei Rachmaninoff
2009–2010
[6]
  • Requiem for a Dream
    by Clint Mansell
2007–2009
[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Competition Results: Crystal KIANG". International Skating Union. 
  2. ^ "Crystal KIANG: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on January 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Crystal KIANG: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on February 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Crystal KIANG: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on February 15, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Crystal KIANG: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 15, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Crystal KIANG: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 2, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Crystal KIANG: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 21, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Crystal KIANG: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 16, 2008. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Crystal Kiang at Wikimedia Commons