Zhao Kai Pang

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Zhao Kai Pang
2014 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final Madeline Edwards Zhao Kai Pang IMG 1655.JPG
Edwards/Pang in 2014
Personal information
Country representedCanada
Born (1995-03-05) March 5, 1995 (age 23)
Kitimat, British Columbia
Home townBurnaby, British Columbia
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
PartnerMadeline Edwards
CoachMegan Wing
Aaron Lowe
ChoreographerMegan Wing
Aaron Lowe
Skating clubInlet FSC Burnaby
Training locationsBurnaby
Began skating1998
RetiredJuly 2016
ISU personal best scores
Combined total139.65
2014 Junior Worlds
Short dance57.92
2014 Junior Worlds
Free dance81.73
2014 Junior Worlds

Zhao Kai Pang (born March 5, 1995) is a Canadian former competitive ice dancer. With partner Madeline Edwards, he is the 2014 World Junior bronze medalist and 2013 Canadian national junior champion.[1]

Career[edit]

Zhao Kai Pang teamed up with Madeline Edwards in December 2007.[2] They debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series in 2011, placing fifth in Austria. The following season, they won a pair of bronze medals at their JGP assignments, in France and Turkey, and gold in the junior event at the 2013 Canadian Championships. They were sent to the 2013 World Junior Championships, where they finished 12th.

In the 2013–14 season, Edwards/Pang won two JGP medals, silver in Mexico and bronze in the Czech Republic. Because Skate Canada required junior champions to move up, they competed on the senior level domestically, with a different pattern in the short dance and an additional 30 seconds in the free dance.[3] They finished seventh at the 2014 Canadian Championships. At the 2014 World Junior Championships, they won the bronze medal after placing fifth in the short dance and third in the free dance.

Edwards/Pang decided to continue competing on the JGP series in the 2014–15 season.[4] They were awarded silver in Courchevel, France, finishing second to Russia's Alla Loboda / Pavel Drozd by a margin of 2.82 points. After edging Loboda/Drozd by 0.44 to win gold in Aichi, Japan, they qualified for the JGP Final in Barcelona, where they placed fifth. Edwards injured her ankle during training in late December 2014.[5] Ranked sixth in the short and fourth in the free dance, the duo finished sixth at the 2015 World Junior Championships in Tallinn, Estonia.

Edwards/Pang decided to sit out the 2015–16 season to allow her ankle to heal fully.[5] On July 13, 2016, Pang announced his decision to retire from competition.[6]

Programs[edit]

(with Edwards)

Season Short dance Free dance Exhibition
2015–16
[7]
2014–15
[4][8][9]
Junior-level

Senior-level

  • Paso:
  • Flamenco:
  • You and I
    by Ingrid Michaelson
2013–14
[3][10]
2012–13
[11]
2011–12
[12]
2010–11
[9]
  • The Muppets
  • Happy Feet
2009–10
[9]
2008–09
[9]

Competitive highlights[edit]

JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With Edwards

International[1]
Event 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15
Junior Worlds 12th 3rd 6th
JGP Final 5th
JGP Austria 5th
JGP Czech Rep. 3rd
JGP France 3rd 2nd
JGP Japan 1st
JGP Mexico 2nd
JGP Turkey 3rd
National[1]
Canadian Champ. 1st N 2nd J 1st J 7th 7th
Levels – N: Novice, J: Junior

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Madeline EDWARDS / Zhao Kai PANG". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 15, 2016.
  2. ^ "Madeline Edwards / Zhao Kai Pang". Skate Canada British Columbia/Yukon. Archived from the original on September 15, 2014. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Hoyt, Melanie (September 5, 2013). "Edwards & Pang on the Right Path". ice-dance.com. Archived from the original on July 12, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Slater, Paula (July 25, 2014). "Edwards and Pang emerge with new confidence". Golden Skate.
  5. ^ a b Edwards, Madeline; Pang, ZhaoKai (September 28, 2015). "Injury".
  6. ^ Edwards, Madeline; Pang, ZhaoKai (July 13, 2016). "Retirement". Facebook.
  7. ^ Thayer, Jacquelyn (August 4, 2015). "Behind the Program, Ep. 3: Edwards and Pang, 2015-16 Free Dance". Two for the Ice.
  8. ^ "Madeline EDWARDS / Zhao Kai PANG: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 20, 2015.
  9. ^ a b c d "Programs". Official website of Edwards/Pang. Archived from the original on July 15, 2016.
  10. ^ "Madeline EDWARDS / Zhao Kai PANG: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 2, 2014.
  11. ^ "Madeline EDWARDS / Zhao Kai PANG: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 19, 2013.
  12. ^ "Madeline EDWARDS / Zhao Kai PANG: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 18, 2012.

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