Sui Wenjing

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Sui Wenjing
Personal information
Full name 隋文静
Country represented  China
Born (1995-07-18) July 18, 1995 (age 21)[1] or (1997-05-07) May 7, 1997 (age 19)[2] (see also Age controversy below)
Harbin, Heilongjiang
Height 1.50 m (4 ft 11 in)
Partner Han Cong
Coach Yao Bin
Zhao Hongbo
Han Bing
Former coach Luan Bo
Cai Weibin
Choreographer Lori Nichol
Former choreographer David Wilson
Marina Zueva
Zhang Wei
Skating club Harbin Skating Club
World standing 3 (As of 2 April 2016)[3]
Season's bests 3 (2015–2016)[4]
2 (2014–2015)[5]
5 (2013–2014)[6]
16 (2012–2013)[7]
3 (2011–2012)[8]
7 (2010–2011)[9]
13 (2009–2010)[10]
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 224.47
2016 Worlds
Short program 80.85
2016 Worlds
Free skate 143.62
2016 Worlds
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Sui.

Sui Wenjing (Chinese: 隋文静; pinyin: Suí Wénjìng; born July 18, 1995 in Harbin, Heilongjiang) is a Chinese pair skater. With partner Han Cong, she is the 2015 and 2016 world silver medalist, a two-time Grand Prix Final bronze medalist (2010, 2014), a three-time Four Continents champion (2012, 2014, 2016), a three-time World Junior champion (2010–2012), the 2009 Junior Grand Prix Final champion and a two-time Chinese national champion (2010, 2011). Sui and Han have landed throw quadruple salchows and quadruple twists in competition.[11]

Career[edit]

Sui and Han teamed up in 2007 without having previous pair skating experience. They both were inspired by 2010 Olympic Champions Shen Xue & Hongbo Zhao and started skating after watching them competing in the 2002 Winter Olympics.[12]

Junior career[edit]

2009-2010 Season[edit]

They made their international debut in the 2009–2010 ISU Junior Grand Prix, where they placed 1st at their events. In the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final they placed 1st. They won the 2010 Chinese Figure Skating Championships and earned a trip to the 2010 World Junior Figure Skating Championships, where they placed 1st. They became the second Chinese pair winning the World Junior Figure Skating Championships after Zhang Dan & Zhang Hao who won the title in 2001 and 2003.

Senior career[edit]

2010-2011 Season[edit]

In the 2010–2011 season, Sui and Han started their season by winning silver at the Junior Grand Prix Cup of Austria and gold at the Junior Grand Prix Blauen Schwerter.

The pair also made their debut on the Senior Grand Prix series by winning a silver medal at the 2010 Cup of China. At their second Grand Prix event, 2010 Skate America, they won the bronze medal. At the 2010-2011 Grand Prix Final in December 2010, Sui and Han scored 61.49 in the short program, setting a new personal best and a personal best of 117.55 points in the free skate to win a bronze medal with 179.04 overall.

The pair then went on to win their second national title at the 2011 Chinese Figure Skating Championships.

Sui and Han ended their season by winning their second junior world title at the 2011 World Junior Figure Skating Championships.[13]

2011-2012 Season[edit]

In the 2011-2012 season, Sui and Han started their season off by winning the Junior Grand Prix Volvo Cup and the Junior Grand Prix Cup of Austria. They went on to win their second Junior Grand Prix title at the 2011–12 ISU Junior Grand Prix.[14]

On the senior level, they were assigned to compete at the 2011 Skate Canada where they took the silver medal, and the 2011 Cup of China where they finished 5th. Sui and Han competed at the 2012 Four Continents Championships and won the gold medal placing 1st in both the short and free skate.[15] They won their consecutive 3rd junior world title at the 2012 World Junior Championships held in Minsk, Belarus.[16]

2012-2013 Season[edit]

In the 2012–13 season, Sui and Han withdrew from the Grand Prix series due to an injury to Sui.[17] They competed at the 2013 World Championships despite Sui still being injured and placed 12th.

After that season they switched from longtime coach Luan Bo to Olympic pairs champion Zhao Hongbo, Han Bing, and Yao Bin.

2013-2014 Season[edit]

In the 2013-2014 season, Sui and Han were assigned to two Grand Prixs and started their event at the 2013 Skate Canada where they won the silver medal. At the 2013 NHK Trophy, they won the bronze medal behind teammates Peng Cheng / Zhang Hao. They won bronze at the Nationals qualifying for the 2014 Winter Olympics but did not make the Olympic team. They then competed at the 2014 Four Continents Championships and won the gold medal setting a new personal best overall score of 212.40 points.

Sui and Han then competed at the 2014 World Championships after the withdrawal of Pang Qing/Tong Jian, where they finished 6th after placing 4th in the short program with a score of 72.24 and 9th in the free skate with a score of 119.86, with a total score of 192.10.

2014-2015 Season[edit]

For the 2014-2015 Grand Prix season, Sui and Han were assigned to compete at 2014 Skate Canada International and 2014 Trophee Eric Bompard.[18]

At 2014 Skate Canada, Sui and Han won the silver medal after placing 2nd in both segments after scoring 65.22 in the short program, 119.42 in the free skate, and a total score of 184.64. At 2014 Trophee Eric Bompard, Sui and Han won another silver medal after placing 2nd in the short program with a score of 67.27 and 2nd in the free skate with a score of 133.41, with a total score of 200.68.

These results qualified them for the 2014-15 Grand Prix Final where they won their second bronze medal after finishing 3rd in the short program with a score of 66.66 and 5th in the free skate with a score of 127.65, with a total score of 194.31.

At the 2015 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, Sui and Han finished 4th with a total score of 198.88, after placing 3rd in the short program with a score of 69.19 and 4th in the free skate with a score of 129.69.

At the 2015 World Figure Skating Championships, Sui and Han placed 3rd in the short program with a score of 71.63, 2nd in the free skate with a personal best score of 142.49, and a personal best combined total score of 214.12, which earned them the silver medal overall.

Sui and Han stated they would begin training the throw quad Salchow again for the 2015-16 season.[19]

2015-2016 Season[edit]

For the 2015-2016 Grand Prix season, Sui and Han were assigned to compete at 2015 Skate America and 2015 Cup of China.[20] They began their season by winning Skate America, which was their first ever senior Grand Prix gold medal. Sui/Han had planned to attempt a quad throw at 2015 Cup of China, however, Sui injured her Achilles tendon of the right foot on Nov 3, 2015.[21] Nevertheless, they managed to take silver, missing the gold by only .38 points. Their Grand Prix results qualified them for the 2015–16 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, however, they withdrew due to Sui's injury.[22]

Age controversy[edit]

In February 2011, Sui and her partner's ages became the subject of controversy. Although his ISU bio lists Han as born on August 6, 1992, a Chinese website suggested he was born in March 1989.[2] This would mean that during the 2010–11 season he was too old for junior events.[2] His partner's age also came under scrutiny. Her ISU bio states that she was born on July 18, 1995 but the Chinese website suggested she was born on May 7, 1997, making her 12 and thus, too young to compete in junior events during the 2009–10 season, including the 2010 World Junior Championships, as well as senior Grand Prix events during the 2010–11 season.[2]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2015–2016
[23][24]
2014–2015
[19]
2013–2014
2012–2013
2011–2012
[25]
  • Love Story of a Terracotta Warrior
    choreo. by Zhang Wei
2010–2011
[26]
2009–2010
[1]
  • Barynia
    (Russian folk music)
    choreo. by Zhang Wei

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With Han

International[27]
Event 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16
Worlds 9th 12th 6th 2nd 2nd
Four Continents 1st 1st 4th 1st
Grand Prix Final 3rd 3rd WD
GP Bompard 2nd
GP Cup of China 2nd 5th WD 2nd
GP NHK Trophy WD 3rd
GP Skate America 3rd 1st
GP Skate Canada 2nd 2nd 2nd
Asian WG 2nd
International: Junior[27]
Junior Worlds 1st 1st 1st
JGP Final 1st 1st
JGP Austria 2nd 1st
JGP Belarus 1st
JGP Germany 1st 1st
JGP Latvia 1st
National
Chinese NG 5th 3rd 1st
Chinese Champ. 4th 1st 1st 2nd 2nd
Team events
World Team
Trophy
5th T
(1st P)
WD = Withdrew
T = Team result; P = Personal result; Medals awarded for team result only.

Detailed results[edit]

(Small medals for short and free programs awarded only at ISU Championships – Worlds and Four Continents. At team events, medals awarded for team results only.)

With Han[edit]

2015–2016 season
Date Event SP FS Total
March 28 – April 3, 2016 2016 World Championships 1
80.85
2
143.62
2
224.47
February 16–21, 2016 2016 Four Continents Championships 1
78.51
1
143.40
1
221.91
November 5–8, 2015 2015 Cup of China 1
74.40
2
141.22
2
215.62
October 23–25, 2015 2015 Skate America 2
68.28
1
133.72
1
202.00
2014–2015 season
Date Event SP FS Total
April 16–19, 2015 2015 World Team Trophy 1
71.20
2
139.73
1
210.93
March 23–29, 2015 2015 World Championships 3
71.63
2
142.49
2
214.12
February 9–15, 2015 2015 Four Continents Championships 3
69.19
4
129.69
4
198.88
December 11–14, 2014 2014–15 ISU Grand Prix Final 3
66.66
5
127.65
3
194.31
November 21–23, 2014 2014 Trophée Éric Bompard 2
67.27
2
133.41
2
200.68
October 31 – November 2, 2014 2014 Skate Canada 2
65.22
2
119.42
2
184.64
2013–2014 season
Date Event SP FS Total
March 24–30, 2014 2014 World Championships 4
72.24
9
119.86
6
192.10
January 20–26, 2014 2014 Four Continents Championships 1
75.26
1
137.14
1
212.40
December 28–29, 2013 2014 Chinese Championships 2
69.67
3
117.56
2
187.23
November 8–10, 2013 2013 NHK Trophy 2
70.13
5
101.19
3
171.32
October 24–27, 2013 2013 Skate Canada 3
69.02
1
124.75
2
193.77
2012–2013 season
Date Event SP FS Total
March 13–15, 2013 2013 World Championships 11
57.65
13
108.24
12
165.89
2011–2012 season
Date Event SP FS Total
March 26 – April 1, 2012 2012 World Championships 6
63.27
9
116.17
9
179.44
February 27 – March 4, 2012 2012 World Junior Championships 1
59.29
1
116.40
1
175.69
February 7–12, 2012 2012 Four Continents Championships 1
66.75
1
135.08
1
201.83
December 8–11, 2011 2011–12 Junior Grand Prix Final 1
57.43
1
103.00
1
160.43
November 17–20, 2011 2011 Cup of China 4
60.00
5
109.47
5
169.47
October 27–30, 2011 2011 Skate Canada 4
59.23
2
121.59
2
180.82
September 28 – October 1, 2011 2011 Junior Grand Prix Austria 3
48.60
1
118.54
1
167.14
September 20–23, 2011 2012 Chinese Championships 2
58.84
2
118.72
2
177.56
August 31 – September 3, 2011 2011 Junior Grand Prix Latvia 1
54.22
1
97.86
1
152.08
2010–2011 season
Date Event SP FS Total
February 28 – March 6, 2011 2011 World Junior Championships 1
59.16
1
107.85
1
167.01
February 3–5, 2011 2011 Asian Winter Games 2
59.22
2
118.32
2
177.54
December 23–24, 2010 2011 Chinese Championships 1
62.25
1
123.00
1
185.25
December 8–12, 2010 2010–11 Grand Prix Final 4
61.49
3
117.55
3
179.04
November 11–14, 2010 2010 Skate America 4
57.53
3
112.53
3
170.07
November 4–7, 2010 2010 Cup of China 2
59.58
2
111.89
2
171.47
October 6–10, 2010 2010 Junior Grand Prix Germany 2
55.32
1
111.81
1
167.13
September 15–18, 2010 2010 Junior Grand Prix Austria 2
51.87
2
93.80
2
145.67
2009–2010 season
Date Event SP FS Total
March 9–13, 2010 2010 World Junior Championships 1
60.94
1
109.77
1
170.71
December 2–6, 2009 2010–11 Junior Grand Prix Final 1
56.80
1
103.65
1
160.45
September 30 – October 4, 2009 2010 Junior Grand Prix Germany 1
57.40
1
107.44
1
164.84
September 23–26, 2009 2010 Junior Grand Prix Belarus 1
50.67
1
101.88
1
152.55
September 3–5, 2009 2010 Chinese Championships 5
1
1
142.67
2008–2009 season
Date Event SP FS Total
January 7–10, 2009 2009 Chinese Championships 3
47.42
4
84.91
4
132.33

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d "China eyed over 9 athletes' ages". Associated Press. ESPN. February 14, 2011. Retrieved February 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ "ISU World Standings for Single & Pair Skating and Ice Dance : Pairs". International Skating Union. June 16, 2011. Retrieved June 17, 2011. 
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  5. ^ "ISU Judging System – Season Bests Total Scores 2014/2015 : Pairs". International Skating Union. April 22, 2015. 
  6. ^ "ISU Judging System – Season Bests Total Scores 2013/2014 : Pairs". International Skating Union. March 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ "ISU Judging System – Season Bests Total Scores 2012/2013 : Pairs". International Skating Union. April 14, 2013. 
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  11. ^ "2012 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships Pairs' Free Skate Protocol" (PDF). International Skating Union. 12 February 2012. 
  12. ^ Flade, Tatjana (4 April 2010). "China's future in pair skating". Golden Skate. 
  13. ^ Flade, Tatjana (2 March 2011). "Sui and Han take second consecutive gold at Junior Worlds". Golden Skate. 
  14. ^ Flade, Tatjana (10 December 2011). "Sui and Han win second Junior Grand Prix title". Golden Skate. 
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  16. ^ Flade, Tatjana (2 March 2012). "Sui and Han take third consecutive Junior World title". Golden Skate. 
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  24. ^ 2015冰上雅姿盛典 [Artistry on Ice 2015 in Beijing] (Television production) (in Chinese). Beijing, China: BTV 体育. 10 July 2015. 
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