Zhang Yue (figure skater)

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Zhang Yue
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 (1993-01-27) January 27, 1993 (age 24)
Qiqihar, Heilongjiang
Residence Beijing
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
Combined total 147.89
2009 JGP Germany
Short program 51.22
2008 World Juniors
Free skate 97.69
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.

Career[edit]

Zhang teamed up with Wang Lei in 2006.[1] 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.

Programs[edit]

(with Wang)

Season Short program Free skating
2011–12
[2]
2010–11
[3]
2009–10
[4]
  • Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
    by Sergei Rachmaninov
2008–09
[5]
  • Coppélia
    by Léo Delibes
2007–08
[6]
  • Sailor's Hornpipe
  • Anchor's Away
  • A Life on the Ocean Wave
  • Drunken Sailor
  • Coppélia
    by Léo Delibes

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; Junior Grand Prix

With Wang

International[7]
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[7]
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[7]
Chinese Champ. 6th 2nd 3rd 3rd

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rising ice skating stars leading youth movement". People's Daily Online. October 19, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Yue ZHANG / Lei WANG: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 4, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Yue ZHANG / Lei WANG: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Yue ZHANG / Lei WANG: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on September 8, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Yue ZHANG / Lei WANG: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 22, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Yue ZHANG / Lei WANG: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on January 9, 2008. 
  7. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Yue ZHANG / Lei WANG". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. 

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