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20th March 2008, 02:08

Pang Qing (simplified Chinese: 庞清; traditional Chinese: 龐清; pinyin: Páng Qīng; born December 24, 1979 in Harbin, China) is a Chinese pairs skater. Her partner is Tong Jian. They are the 2006 World Figure Skating Champions.

Tong Jian (simplified Chinese: 佟健; traditional Chinese: 佟健; pinyin: Tóng Jiàn; born August 15, 1979 in Harbin, China) is a Chinese pairs skater. His partner is Pang Qing. They are the 2006 World Figure Skating Champions.

20th March 2008, 13:44
fiind chinezi ma asteptam mai mult la tehnic de la ei:(

20th March 2008, 14:59
la liber mi-au placut.....oricum nu as fi vrut sa castige vreo medalie!:P

20th March 2008, 20:17
am fost f mirata ca nu au prins podiumul. m-as fi asteptat la mai mult de la ei decat de la zhangi

24th March 2008, 00:25
:( Si mie mi-a parut ca nu au prins podiumul...pacat ca la sp au gresit ..si totusi cred ca au fost prea aspru penalizati:P
La gala au fost niste draguti:P Un program superb...si perfect :ok:

24th March 2008, 00:27
si mie mi-au placut la gala.....se pricep si la tehnic si la artistic!:D

5th April 2008, 20:08
Pang/Tong photos

5th April 2008, 20:09
Foarte frumoase:) Multumim;)

5th April 2008, 20:12
:P Cu placere!

other pics

15th October 2008, 22:57
High Flyers Chase Their Dreams

Chinese pairs skaters Qing Pang and Jian Tong are powerhouses on the ice. When Tong hurls his partner into the air in a high-flying split triple twist or a throw triple jump, the words power and strength come to mind.

But off the ice, this good-humored, engaging duo is anything but intimidating. Pang smiles nonstop and the soft-spoken Tong is immediately endearing.

When IFS interviewed the team in late 2004, neither spoke any English. In the ensuing years, both have made huge strides in their comprehension and verbal expression of one of the most difficult of languages.

“In 2007, we spent three months in the U.S. on the Champions on Ice tour,” Tong explained. “Everybody spoke English, no Chinese, so we learned this way.”

More: http://www.ifsmagazine.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=797

8th April 2009, 22:41
Pang and Tong look to fulfill Olympic dream


Chinese pair skaters Qing Pang and Jian Tong have had a very successful career thus far. They were the 2006 World Champions, they are the current and four-time Four Continents Champions, and have medaled at 20 out of 29 Grand Prix events (including the Finals) since 1999.

This year at Worlds, however, they didn't skate their to their potential as Tong was recovering from a cold with fever. They came in fourth - one place higher than last year. "Like last year, a jump was downgraded and we had a single Axel," said Tong with a sigh, "but I think considering the circumstances, we did quite well."

Now the team is looking forward to the upcoming, Olympic year, which probably will be, according to their plans right now, their last competitive season.

For the 2008-09 season, the couple used The Midnight Blues by Gary Moore for the short program and Tango by Gotan Project, Concierto de Aranjuez, and Tango de Roxanne from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack for their expressive free program.

The short program was choreographed by Nikolai Morozov, while the long was done by Sarah Kawahara. "Nikolai (Morozov) suggested the music for the short program, but to use tango for the long program was my idea," revealed Tong. "Sarah (Kawahara) then chose the suitable music. We've skated to Tango in 2000 before, but never again after that. Our goal for this year was to show two different styles - one slower and one more powerful program."

Working with Western choreographers was not a new experience for this team, but still a good one. "They are very different," observed Tong. "Nikolai puts more emphasis on the elements, while Sarah has an idea, first looks for the music, and then constructs the program. We've worked with Nikolai for three seasons, therefore we know his style. We did a program with Sarah once about three years ago."

For the new season, the Chinese have yet to pick their choreographers, however, their preferred choice would be Morozov, Kawahara, or David Wilson and Shae-Lynn Bourne. "The next season is the Olympic season, and more people will do new programs. I don't know yet the schedule of the choreographers," said Tong. "We definitely want to go to the USA or Canada, and we are planning to do two new programs."

Pang and Tong's career have been very long. They have competed in 11 consecutive World Championships since 1999, and in two Olympic Winter Games, finishing ninth in 2002 and fourth in 2006.

"At first it was the thought of winning a medal at the Olympic Games," Tong said about their motivation to compete for such a long time. "Now it is more about enjoying skating and performing. We hope that more and more spectators and fans appreciate us and our style. Obviously, we also have the dream to win a medal in 2010 (at the Olympic Games)."

The two 29-year-olds know that they need to improve the consistency on their side-by-side jumps in order to stay in contention for the podium in Vancouver. Over the last summer, Pang especially worked on her jumping technique and indeed, her consistency has improved this season overall.

"I've worked on my strength and balance," Pang volunteered. "I put on two kilograms of weight in my leg and stomach muscles to become stronger." She laughed when told that her thinness made people often wonder if she has health problems. "It's good that I'm thin! No, I don't have any health problems. I only have injury problems. My knees cause problems since last summer."

Tong agreed. "When we train very hard, injuries happen. I still hope that we will be able to train well for next year. We need to find the right balance between training and rest."

The main rivals of Pang and Tong are not only World Champions Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany, but the two Russian teams of Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov and Maria Mukhortova and Maxim Trankov, Ukrainians Tatiana Volosozhar and Stanislav Morozov, Canadians Jessica Dubé and Bryce Davison, and their teammates Dan Zhang and Hao Zhang.

The rivalry is even stronger as both Chinese top teams are training together under head coach Bin Yao. "Yes, there is a rivalry," confirmed Tong. "We are on the same ice and we have the same head coach." However, each team has an assistant coach that focuses on them – Wei Liu works with Zhang and Zhang while Xiaofei Chen coaches Pang and Tong. "Sometimes we have different practice schedules," explained Tong. "For example Qing has to do more for her leg muscles. Right now, our practice plan on the ice is the same, but off the ice, it is different."

The competition between the two Chinese teams is pushing them both to become stronger and better, however, sometimes it seems that the Chinese Federation is pushing more for Zhang and Zhang.

"This is not so easy for us," Pang pointed out. "But for us it is more important to give our best in competition." "I think that the Chinese Federation believes that Zhang and Zhang are younger and can continue skating for a few years," added Tong. "Now we have a few younger pairs in China, but they still need time to develop. Therefore, the Chinese Federation hopes that Zhang and Zhang will continue to compete. However, the Olympic Games 2014 in Russia will be difficult for the Chinese pairs. Zhang and Zhang will be about 30-years-old in five years and it will be hard for them."

He knows what he is talking about. Tong will turn 30 this summer, while his partner will turn 30 in December.

By the time of the Olympic Games in Sotchi, Pang and Tong don't want to be competing anymore. In fact, they are looking to retire from competition after the 2009-10 Olympic season.

"We probably won't compete then, but we want to perform in shows. Maybe we'll go to university to study languages," said Tong, who actually speaks English quite well. "Maybe we'll try to organize a skating tour in China. Skating has become po****r in China, but there aren't any shows. Therefore we have to do something to develop shows. I think this is something interesting. On the other hand, nobody has money this year! We need more sponsors!"

His partner also would like to take part in shows after her competitive career. "I also can see myself working as a coach or doing something different, but I haven't really given it too much thought," Pang explained.

After the Olympic year, the team will also have more time for their private life. This is something they are not ready to discuss with the media right now. "Now it is not yet the time to speak in public about it," answered Tong, when asked about their relationship off the ice. "We'll have more time to think about it once we finish our competitive career. Maybe we're doing shows together in 2011 in China. If we do something like this together, it will be better. One alone doesn't have so much power. I hope, she'll be with me!"

Pang revealed that they get along very well. "We used to quarrel a lot before, but now it happens rarely," she added.

Pair skating has become po****r in China, especially thanks to three-time World Champions and two-time Olympic bronze medallists Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao. "The Chinese pairs are among the best in the world, but the other disciplines are weaker," underlined Tong. "The Chinese media is only interested in good results, hence interested in pair skating."

Nowadays Pang and Tong are recognized on the streets by fans. "It happens more and more," said Pang. "It is actually quite nice, because it helps us to promote figure skating in China. We hope to increase the po****rity of skating."

Overall, this season went well for Pang and Tong, who are now already focusing on next year. "Our final goal are the Olympic Games," Tong announced. "All the other competitions aren't so important in comparison, but they give us confidence."

The Chinese believe that Savchenko and Szolkowy are the top contenders for the Olympic gold in Vancouver, but they are ready to challenge them. "We'll have to train more and to progress more," stated Tong. "We'll need a little more time to polish our programs. Then we also can hope for a medal at the Olympics."

This dream could very well come true next year.


10th April 2009, 20:37
Pang/Tong numarul 3 mondial in clasamentul perechilor

24th October 2009, 03:54
Pang, Tong take 3.78-point lead in pairs short

Performing an elegant program to selections from Bizet's The Pearl Fishers, Qing Pang and Jian Tong of China took the lead in Moscow, besting world bronze medalists Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov of Russia by 3.78 points.
Pang and Tong, who won the world title in 2006 but slipped to fifth and fourth place the last two seasons, earned 65.40 points. Solid program component scores, ranging from 7.3-7.7, helped make up for Tong's doubling of an intended triple toe loop. Skating to Saint-Saens' "The Swan," Kavaguti and Smirnov also had trouble with their side-by-side triples, with Kavaguti taking a fall. They earned 61.62 points

25th October 2009, 04:30
Pang, Tong take title in convincing fashion

10/24/2009) - Qing Pang and Jian Tong aren't done yet.
The veteran Chinese pair opened their Olympic season with a convincing win over Russian world bronze medalists Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov, taking gold in Moscow by 7.41 points.

Performing a superbly choreographed free to a well-edited selection from Man of La Mancha, the 2007 world champions landed two double Axels in sequence as well as their trademark soaring triple twist and two triple throws at the end of the program.

Although Pang doubled an intended triple toe loop, they earned 125.93 points for the free and 191.33 overall.


16th February 2010, 08:53
Finally a medal at the olymppics! /OLE/CONGRATS!/OLE/

4th March 2010, 11:59
An impossible dream no longer

11th November 2010, 17:17

29th January 2011, 13:33
(Inainte de europene)Pang/Tong sunt pe primul loc cu aproximativ 300 de puncte in fata nemtilor.

20th June 2011, 23:14
Qing Pang & Jian Tong - Marriage Proposal -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQJy_2qpoUU#t=5m10s

21st June 2011, 01:05
Un articol din gazeta sporturilor

21st June 2011, 09:56
wow. eu am vaut la cctv5 o parte din inregistrarea galei, dar asta nu. sa le fie cu mult, mult noroc.

5th July 2011, 13:23

12th July 2011, 23:26

13th September 2011, 22:07
Vad ca mai fost postata stirea asta..dar inca un articol pe aceeasi tema nu strica :P

si inca ceva(probabil stiati:P)

Pang & Tong withdrew from their assigned 2011–12 Grand Prix events and said they would compete at the 2012 World Championships.

12th February 2015, 00:54
ce! De atatia ani nu am mai postat ceva pe threadul asta! Vaii! :ban:


“We have participated in promotional activities for 2015 World Figure Skating Championships in Shanghai last year. And of course we got a question about our own participation too. We have been to Worlds already fifteen times but never in our home country. We won’t be able to participate at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing so we really wanted to take this opportunity to perform in front of the audiences in our homeland. This opportunity was too tempting to let go. We would also like to promote the 2022 Olympics by our participation.” commented Tong on the comeback to Chinese press.

18th June 2016, 18:01
In sfarsit Pang/Tong s-au casatorit: https://twitter.com/iskating_pt/status/743986976169267200
Le dorim multa fericire! :floricica:

In aceeasi zi a avut loc deschiderea festiva a centrului lor de patinaj artistic: https://twitter.com/iskating_pt/status/744049856470261760