Chinese skating updates and reports

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  1. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    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. :p
     
  2. jjane45

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    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.

    赵宏博临危受命力拼冬奥奖牌 有望成为姚滨接班人
    http://sports.cn.yahoo.com/ypen/20130515/1742095.html
     
  3. jlai

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  4. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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    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?
     
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  5. jlai

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    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
    http://sports.sina.com.cn/o/2013-05-15/00006568581.shtml
     
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  6. icellist

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    So P/T retired from competitive skating?
     
  7. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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    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
     
  8. jlai

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    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
     
  9. Stephanie

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    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.
     
  10. Sylvia

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    Article in English about Shen/Zhao's new coaching roles: http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/sports/2013-05/22/content_16518502.htm
     
  11. jlai

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    A short interview with Zhao Hongbo:

    http://sports.sina.com.cn/o/2013-05-22/00006581256.shtml
    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:
    http://sports.sina.com.cn/o/2013-05-22/01306581152.shtml

    This one has more about S/Z's personal life:
    http://sports.sina.com.cn/o/2013-05-22/06566581433.shtml
     
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  12. feraina

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    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. :(
     
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  15. Marco

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    Why does it matter what music the pair uses. :p

    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.
     
  16. jlai

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    Nan Song has announced programs:
    http://sports.sina.com.cn/o/2013-06-03/22256603264.shtml
    (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
    http://sports.sina.com.cn/o/2013-06-04/22146605091.shtml
    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
    http://sports.sina.com.cn/o/2013-05-31/21596598505.shtml
     
  17. Marco

    Marco Missing Ziggy

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    My guess would be Song's short program is to Bruch, long program to The Mission.
     
  18. jlai

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    That sounds right! Thx, Marcos!
     
  19. Sylvia

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    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/
     
  20. whispering

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    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)
     
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  21. jlai

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  22. Sylvia

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  23. rosewood

    rosewood Whoa! Samurai battles!

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    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.
     
  24. jjane45

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    Reportedly injured.
     
  25. rosewood

    rosewood Whoa! Samurai battles!

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    Thank you, jjane45. So sorry for her injury. Wishing quick and full recovery.
     
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    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!
     
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  28. jlai

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  29. jlai

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    Yao Bin out of hospital
    姚滨大热天戴颈托重回训练一线 点评庞佟自由滑动作
    http://sports.sina.com.cn/o/2013-07-09/12176662100.shtml
    He has to wear neck support
     
  30. jlai

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