Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by jjane45, Oct 4, 2012.
Congratulations to the Happy Couple? They will be wonderful parents!
Thanks! Excerpt re. Zhao's coaching role:
A separate, celebratory thread was started here: Shen And Zhao Will Be New Parents Soon!
Article on ice dancers HUANG Xintong / ZHENG Xun
HUANG / ZHENG have been together for 14 years (!!) and nebelhorn trophy is their last chance to qualify for the Sochi Olympics. Because her health issues, they will certainly retire after Sochi. He is not considering to find a new partner.
They recently performed in an ice show and were quite happy with her recovery. There is certainly a lot of pressure for the team to qualify for Sochi, and the competition is way more difficult compared to four years ago.
After retiring, he wants to coach the little ones, and she just wishes to "heal and rest" first.
I so hope they qualify, but I think they will be at Sochi in any case if they can regain their national championship, because China qualified for WTT this year (top 6) and the Olympic version has the top 10 teams. And I am expecting them to regain it. I hope Huang continues to heal!
So maybe my eyes were not deceiving me when I thought it was Hao ZHANG in a Toronto area skate shop on Sunday with a bunch of young asians (maybe some skaters.. wasn't really paying attention to them)?
Yes they are still in Canada. YAN Han just posted a picture of himself taking a dance class. Other than that, not much news.
Re-posting from the Han YAN über thread:
Translation of the magazine article: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...i-and-Beyond&p=3916349&viewfull=1#post3916349
Translation of the Q&A: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...i-and-Beyond&p=3914473&viewfull=1#post3914473
I am looking forward to seeing what Lori Nichol can do with Yan!
major change in national pairs coaching team, ZHAO Hongbo will be the main pairs coach in the Olympic season, S/H's coach LUAN Bo moves to Beijing with her teams.
can someone please post the news report link and/or share more details?
what's with bin yao and yu sun?
finally retired? or just additional coaches?
Whilst I really dislike her work (Kostner's programs being an exception), she surely can't do any worse than the crap he had last season.
Coach YAO is still the head coach of the national team.
ZHAO is the 8th member of the pairs coaching team. His role is not yet finalized, but according to the report he will likely coach WANG Xuehan / WANG Lei and CHEN Xiaoxue / GUO Wenxiong.
The new skating national team player roster:
Pairs Group: PENG Cheng / ZHANG Hao, Sui Wenjing / HAN Cong, YU Xiaoyu / JIN Yang, WANG Xuehan / WANG Lei, CHEN Xiaoxue / GUO Wenxiong
Men's singles Group: SONG Nan, YAN Han, WANG Yi, LIU Jiaxing, GUAN Jinlin
Women's singles Group: ZHANG Kexin, LI Zijun, ZHAO Ziquan, ETA: 1 to be confirmed (according to jlai's post below)
Ice dancing group: HUANG Xintong / ZHENG Xun, YU Xiaoyang / WANG Chen
Are these names correct via Google Translate and extra checking?
It's Zhang, Li, Zhao and one to be confirmed
Sorry I pasted in a rush and added the link without any explanation.
P/T will be assistant coach. Li MingZhu will be coaching ladies. Pairs and singles will be training in Beijing; Ice dancing will be elsewhere, coached by 奚鸿雁
ETA: more articles http://sports.sina.com.cn/o/2013-05-15/14396569455.shtml
So P/T retired from competitive skating?
This second article link posted by jlai seems to say (last section) that Pang/Tong still hope to compete in the Sochi Olympics despite his knee injury while also transitioning to a coaching role? http://sports.sina.com.cn/o/2013-05-15/00006568581.shtml
I wish P/T would just retire. From the article it sounds like the injury is v hard to heal and another Olympics may not be worth it. Plus he is putting off surgery which makes it worse
Agreed, and China only has two Olympic spots, so if Pang/Tong don't retire means that either P/Z or S/H (probably the latter) won't get to go. Sadly, I think P/T might be forced to continue in the hopes of earning an Olympic medal.
Article in English about Shen/Zhao's new coaching roles: http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/sports/2013-05/22/content_16518502.htm
A short interview with Zhao Hongbo:
ETA: He said he's not forced to do this; the team needs him and he won't dwell on the personal benefits. There are some problems but it's better to know now than at the Olympics. At the moment Yao is still in the hospital because of his neck (???). So he'll know more about work arrangements later.
Zhang respected Zhao's choice of lp music this year (Yellow River Concerto). Zhao thinks it's important to show case something representative of your people. He's not lonely because he's doing it himself; his wife will help as health allows. (He says it's a girl and the baby will be their "treasure" regardless of sex)
An article about his role:
This one has more about S/Z's personal life:
He said for sure Pang/Tong will take up one spot, so it's just a matter of Sui/Han vs. Chen/Zhang. And it is on these two pairs that he will focus most of his energy. He also said that although it will be a challenge, gold/silver will be within P/T's reach. Ack. I wish they'd let P/T retire and rest, and let the two young pairs go instead.
Zhang/Peng's short program will be Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon; long program "Yellow River Concerto"
very daring choices for a Chinese pair ...
Why does it matter what music the pair uses.
I wish China did not qualify a pair for Sochi if only to finally let P&T retire and rest. With how broken P&T are and how green and untested the other two top pairs are, I think China is very daring even thinking about a pairs medal.
Nan Song has announced programs:
(Sorry I couldn't figure out what the music choices are based on the Chinese translations of foreign words and titles)
Yan Han going to Macau for a show
Short program is gonna be some sort of wild movements; lp is silence of the lamb
He says his strength is in his bladework; he thinks he's not that far off from the top skaters. He needs experience and performance skills.
P/T denied having applied for a marriage license
My guess would be Song's short program is to Bruch, long program to The Mission.
That sounds right! Thx, Marcos!
Misha Ge @Sk8Prince tweeted this photo of himself from an empty Beijing rink today:
"Chinese National Team rink ( also practice rink of CoC GP ), some skaters left for camp today so I got private ice " http://instagram.com/p/aV-q29nH6L/
Actually he means blues music,not Bruch.
And Han Yan's short programme will be Minor Waltz (Laurent Korcia) and Viper's Drag ( Nigel kennedy's version)
Interview with P/T:
They are done with their programs. Yao Bin still in the hospital. They want to do well but they also want to contribute (by helping the sport)
Kurt Browning doing Singing in the Rain:
Show in Guangzhou:
Thanks again to everyone posting links and translations in this thread!
News, photos and videos from the 4 "Artistry on Ice" shows (Taipei, Taiwan; followed by Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing) are being posted in the event thread in GSD: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...-Taiwan-(June-8)-amp-China-(June-10-14-amp-16)
Does anyone know how Geng Bingwa does these days? I like her but recently I can't find any news about her. Any small information is welcome, please.
Thank you, jjane45. So sorry for her injury. Wishing quick and full recovery.
Interview with Li Zijun:
She wants to do two perfect programs at the Olympics. She wants to improve her fitness, the reliability of her jumps and her performance ability. She has no plans to up her diffculty. She believes herself to be a balanced skater.
(Zhao admitted to being chauvinistice and needed Shen to work with him.)
Han Yan talked about his new programmes during the press conference of Artistry On Ice: http://sports.sina.com.cn/o/2013-06-15/23256621390.shtml?bsh_bid=246472924
The short(music had been revealed,Minor waltz mixed with Viper's drag) is about a guy falls in love with a girl and do some crazy things,and Han Yan added later on his weibo " it's quite hoodlumish."
And the Long is from the soundtrack " Hannibal" and he is going to portrait Dr. Hannibal Lecter.According to the weibo of Han Yan's fan club, the music piece he use is "gourmet valse tartare" mixed with "the blue danube"from Strauss II. Lori choreographed a short programme with "gourmet valse tartare" for Patrick Chan back in 2006,but someone who apparently listened to the new music cut said it's very different from Patrck's.
Han Yan said the short is fun and the long is "unbelievably difficult". I am very looking forward to the two new programmes!
Article about Zhao Hongbo:
About P/T and the programs:
Sounds like injury is still a major issue
Yao Bin out of hospital
He has to wear neck support
Shen Xue living in the dorm, baby due 9/4
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