Wang Lei (figure skater)

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Wang Lei
Zhang Yue & Wang Lei Lift 2008-2009 JGPF.jpg
Zhang/Wang perform a lift at the 2008–09 Junior Grand Prix Final.
Personal information
Country represented China
Born (1988-07-11) July 11, 1988 (age 28)
Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
Residence Beijing
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Partner Wang Xuehan
Former partner Zhang Yue
Coach Yao Bin, Yu Sun
Former coach Xiao Peng, Yang Zhigang
Choreographer Yao Bin
Skating club Xin Xiu FSC Harbin
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 186.76
2015 Cup of China
Short program 69.36
2015 Cup of China
Free skate 118.72
2014 Trophée Bompard
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wang.

Wang Lei (born July 11, 1988) is a Chinese pair skater. With Wang Xuehan, he is a bronze medalist at three Grand Prix events – 2014 Trophée Éric Bompard, 2014 Cup of China, and 2016 NHK Trophy – and the 2016 Chinese national champion. With earlier partner Zhang Yue, he is a two-time ISU Junior Grand Prix Final medalist, having won silver in 2008 and bronze in 2009.

Personal life[edit]

Wang Lei was born on July 11, 1988, in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China.[1]

Career[edit]

Single skating[edit]

Wang started skating in 1993 after a sports club visited his kindergarten in order to recruit new members.[1][2] He made his international debut competing as a single skater on the junior level. He finished 7th at two ISU Junior Grand Prix events.

Partnership with Zhang[edit]

Wang teamed up with Zhang Yue in 2006.[3] In the 2007–08 season, the pair won two bronze medals on the Junior Grand Prix (JGP) circuit and qualified to their first JGP Final. They made their senior Grand Prix debut at the 2007 Cup of China before placing 8th at the JGP Final in Gdańsk, Poland. Following the retroactive disqualification of gold medalists Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov due to a positive doping sample from Larionov, Zhang/Wang moved up to 7th place. They concluded their season at the 2008 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. Ranked 4th in the short and 7th in the free, they finished 7th overall which, combined with Dong Huibo / Wu Yiming's bronze medal result, allowed China to send three pairs to the 2009 event.

In the 2008–09 JGP series, Zhang/Wang won a bronze medal in Belarus and finished 5th in Mexico. They were awarded the silver medal at the JGP Final in Goyang, South Korea. At the 2009 World Junior Championships in Sofia, the pair placed 7th in the short, 8th in the free, and 8th overall. At the 2009 World Championships in Los Angeles, they ranked 14th in the short, 16th in the free, and 16th overall.

Zhang/Wang won silver medals at their 2009–10 JGP assignments, in Belarus and Germany, and qualified to the JGP Final in Tokyo, where they took the bronze medal. They finished 6th at the 2010 Four Continents Championships in Jeonju.

The pair won the bronze medal at the 2011 Winter Universiade in Erzurum, Turkey. They placed 9th at the 2011 Four Continents in Taipei, 13th at the 2011 Worlds in Moscow, and 9th at the 2012 Four Continents in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Their partnership ended in 2012.

Partnership with Wang Xuehan[edit]

His partnership with Wang Xuehan began in 2012. The pair won the bronze medal at the 2013 Chinese Championships.

Making their Grand Prix debut, the Wangs placed fourth at the 2013 Cup of China. They finished fourth at the 2014 Chinese Championships.

The following season, the Wangs were awarded bronze at both of their Grand Prix events – 2014 Cup of China and 2014 Trophée Éric Bompard. They took the silver medal at the 2015 Chinese Championships.

In the 2015–16 season, the pair placed fifth at the 2015 Skate America and fourth at the 2015 Cup of China. They were selected to compete at their first ISU Championship – the 2016 Worlds in Boston. Ranked 15th in the short program and 14th in the free skate, they finished 15th overall.

Programs[edit]

With Wang Xuehan[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2016–17
[4]
  • Hurt
    performed by Wei Zhang
2015–16
[1]
  • Romance
2014–15
[5]
  • Romance
  • My Fair Lady
    by Frederick Loewe
2013–14
[6]

With Zhang Yue[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2011–12
[7]
2010–11
[8]
2009–10
[9]
  • Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
    by Sergei Rachmaninov
2008–09
[10]
  • Coppélia
    by Léo Delibes
2007–08
[11]
  • Sailor's Hornpipe
  • Anchor's Away
  • A Life on the Ocean Wave
  • Drunken Sailor
  • Coppélia
    by Léo Delibes

Single skating[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2004–05
[12]
  • Exodus

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; Junior Grand Prix

Pairs with Wang Xuehan[edit]

International[13]
Event 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17
World Champ. 15th
GP Cup of China 4th 3rd 4th 4th
GP NHK Trophy 3rd
GP Skate America 5th
GP Trophée Bompard 3rd
National[13]
Chinese NG 2nd
Chinese Champ. 3rd 4th 2nd 1st
Team events
Team Challenge Cup 3rd T
4th P
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew
T = Team result; P = Personal result. Medals awarded for team result only.

Pairs with Zhang Yue[edit]

International[14]
Event 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12
Worlds 16th 13th
Four Continents 6th 9th 9th
GP Cup of China 4th 5th
GP Skate America 8th
GP NHK Trophy 8th
Universiade 3rd
International: Junior[14]
Junior Worlds 7th 8th
JGP Final 7th 2nd 3rd
JGP Belarus 3rd 2nd
JGP Estonia 3rd
JGP Germany 2nd
JGP Mexico 5th
JGP United Kingdom 3rd
National[14]
Chinese Champ. 6th 2nd 3rd 3rd

Men's singles[edit]

International[12]
Event 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
JGP China 7th
JGP Czech Republic 17th
JGP Japan 7th
JGP Slovenia 12th

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Xuehan WANG / Lei WANG: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 27, 2016. 
  2. ^ Xu, Bailu (January 16, 2015). "Xuehan Wang and Lei Wang: Pair skating is very interesting!". Absolute Skating. 
  3. ^ "Rising ice skating stars leading youth movement". People's Daily Online. October 19, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Xuehan WANG / Lei WANG: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on November 23, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Xuehan WANG / Lei WANG: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 20, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Xuehan WANG / Lei WANG: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 15, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Yue ZHANG / Lei WANG: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 4, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Yue ZHANG / Lei WANG: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Yue ZHANG / Lei WANG: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on September 8, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Yue ZHANG / Lei WANG: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 22, 2009. 
  11. ^ "Yue ZHANG / Lei WANG: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on January 9, 2008. 
  12. ^ a b "Lei WANG: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 20, 2007. 
  13. ^ a b "Competition Results: Xuehan WANG / Lei WANG". International Skating Union. 
  14. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Yue ZHANG / Lei WANG". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. 

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