Date of birth: 13.11.1978 Xue SHEN
Place of birth: Harbin
Height: 160 cm
Home town: Beijing
Profession: student (Ph. D.)
Hobbies: reading, music, shopping, movies
Start sk. / Club: 1985 / Harbin Skating Club
Date of birth: 22.09.1973 Hongbo ZHAO
Place of birth: Harbin
Height: 177 cm
Home town: Beijing
Profession: student (Ph. D.)
Hobbies: soccer, singing, computer, photography
Start sk. / Club: 1980 / Harbin Skating Club
Former Partners Maomao Xie
Coach: Bin Yao, B. Han
Choreographer: Lori Nichol
Former Coach: Zhiping Sun, Yu Sun, Q. Wang
Practice low season: 51 h / week at Beijing
Practice high season: 45 h / week at Beijing
Music Short Program / Original Dance as of season 2009/2010
Who Wants to Live Forever by Brian May
Music Free Skating / Free Dance as of season 2009/2010
Adagio in G Minor by Tomaso Albinoni
Personal Best Total Score216.5715.02.2010 XXI Olympic Winter Games 2010
Personal Best Score Short Program76.6614.02.2010 XXI Olympic Winter Games 2010
Personal Best Score Free Skating139.9115.02.2010 XXI Olympic Winter Games 2010
Olympic Games
World Champ.
European Champ.
Four Continents
World Juniors
National Champ.
S=Senior; J=Junior; N=Novice
International CompetitionSeasonPlace
ISU Grand Prix Final 2005 Beijing 2004/2005 1.
Cup of China 2006 Nanjing 2006/2007 1.
NHK Trophy 2006 Nagano 2006/2007 1.
ISU Grand Prix Final 2007 St. Petersburg 2006/2007 1.
Internation CompetitionSeasonPlace
Asian Winter Games 2007 2006/2007 1.
ISU GP Samsung Anycall Cup of China 2009 Beijing 2009/2010 1.
ISU GP Cancer.Net Skate America 2009 Lake Placid 2009/2010 1.
ISU GP Final 2009/2010 Tokyo 2009/2010 1.
Shen/Zhao are the first pair from China to become World Champions (in 2002). They have been skating together since 1992. They are also the 2002 Olympic bronze and 1999 and 2000 World silver medalists. Both started as single skaters and Shen was paired with Zhao when his former partner retired. Shen/Zhao have landed quadruple throw Salchows in practice. Zhao ruptured his achilles tendon while practising a triple toeloop in August 2005 and was off the ice for months. The couple came back to competition for the 2006 Olympic Winter Games. They retired from competition in 2007 but decided to come back for the Olympic season. The couple got married in 2007. Coach Bin Yao was on the first team that represented China in a World Championship (Dortmund 1980).
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