Pang Qing

Pang Qing (Chinese庞 清/庞 清, Pinyin Pang Qing, born December 24, 1979 in Harbin ) is a Chinese figure skater who starts in pair skating.

Pang was born in Harbin, the center of Chinese figure skating sport. She started at the age of six years with the figure skating, first as individual runners.

In 1993, she earned her coach Yao Bin, 1980, the first Chinese participants was together with his partner Luan Bo at the World Championships in pair skating, along with Tong Jian. When Yao went to Beijing, Pang and Tong remained until 1997, when he returned, without a coach.

As a junior Pang / Tong made ​​for little stir. The Junior World Championships from 1997 to 1999, they finished on the fourteenth, ninth and eighth place. In 1999 she switched to the seniors and made ​​their debut at the World Championships and Four Continents Championships, where they placed themselves as Fourteenth and Fifth. In 2000, they were Chinese pair skating champions for the first time.

2002 won Pang / Tong the gold medal at the Four Continents Championships in Jeonju, and thus their first major international title. In her first Olympic Games were in 2002 in Salt Lake City Ninth. 2004 Pang and Tong for the second time Chinese Champion and Four Continents champion. At the World Championships in Dortmund, they won bronze behind the Russians Tatiana and Maxim Marinin Totmjanina and their compatriots Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo her first World Cup medal.

In her second Olympic Games missed Pang / Tong in Turin in 2006 as a fourth medal extremely scarce. They lacked 0.24 points to their compatriots Shen / Zhao. Since their other compatriots Zhang Dan and Zhang Hao won the silver medal, Pang / Tong was only the third best Chinese couple. This changed already in the subsequent World Cup in Calgary. Shen and Zhao were there not present and Zhang / Zhang defeat they could, so that she first became world champions.

Your World Cup title they could not defend it as the reigning Chinese champion but in the year. They were subject to significantly Shen and Zhao and had to settle for the silver medal. 2008 and 2009 Pang / Tong won their third and fourth Four Continents Championship and were thus the sole record holder in this tournament, but missed the podium at the World Championships. In December 2008, they had won for the first time the Grand Prix Final.

In her third Olympic Games in Vancouver in 2010 they achieved in the freestyle with 141, 81 points a new world record points and won the silver medal behind their returning countrymen Shen and Zhao. Following the resignation of Shen / Zhao Pang / Tong had no problems in Turin to win her second gold medal at the world championships.

In February 2011, Pang / Tong won in Taipei for the fifth time in her career, the Four Continents Championship. At the World Championships in Moscow, she won the short program, had to for errors in the free skate but with the bronze medal behind Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy and the newly formed Russian pair Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov content.

In the season 2011/12 Pang and Tong started only at the world championships in Nice. There they underwent numerous errors and thus they missed a medal in fourth.


Pair of running

( with Tong Jian )