Zhang Yue (figure skater)
Zhang/Wang perform a lift at the 2008–09 Junior Grand Prix Final
January 27, 1993 |
|Height||1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)|
|Former partner||Wang Lei|
|Former coach||Yao Bin, Yu Sun, Xiao Peng|
|Former choreographer||Liu Wei|
|Skating club||Qiqihar Winter Sport Centre|
|ISU personal best scores|
2009 JGP Germany
2008 World Juniors
2009 JGP Germany
Zhang Yue (simplified Chinese: 张悦; traditional Chinese: 張悅; pinyin: Zhāng Yuè; born January 27, 1993 in Qiqihar, Heilongjiang) is a Chinese pair skater. With former partner Wang Lei, she is the 2011 Winter Universiade bronze medalist and a two-time ISU Junior Grand Prix Final medalist, having won silver in 2008 and bronze in 2009.
Zhang teamed up with Wang Lei in 2006. 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.
|Season||Short program||Free skating|
|GP Cup of China||4th||5th|
|GP Skate America||8th|
|GP NHK Trophy||8th|
|JGP United Kingdom||3rd|
- "Rising ice skating stars leading youth movement". People's Daily Online. October 19, 2007.
- "Yue ZHANG / Lei WANG: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 4, 2012.
- "Yue ZHANG / Lei WANG: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 18, 2011.
- "Yue ZHANG / Lei WANG: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on September 8, 2009.
- "Yue ZHANG / Lei WANG: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 22, 2009.
- "Yue ZHANG / Lei WANG: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on January 9, 2008.
- "Competition Results: Yue ZHANG / Lei WANG". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016.
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