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    Pang and Tong Announce Relationship

    http://sports.ca.msn.com/olympics/ar...entid=23471329

    Pang and Tong announce that they are a couple off the ice as well.

    My favourite part of the story:
    When they finished, Tong bowed and kissed the ice.

    "Actually I wanted to kiss Pang after the free skating competition, but I didn't find her by my side," Tong was quoted as saying by the official China Daily newspaper Wednesday.

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    I KNEW IT. Congrats to them. (:

    Here's the actual China Daily article (English):
    http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/20...nt_9471898.htm
    Last edited by aftertherain; 02-17-2010 at 04:51 AM.

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    About darn time! Now retire, get married (have Shen & Zhao as your Matron Of Honor and Best Man) and have a baby Tong!

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    AW!!!!

    I wonder when they got together? It must be the reason why their chemistry suddenly got so much better

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    That is freakin' awesome! I love them and I love that they're together

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fae View Post
    AW!!!!

    I wonder when they got together? It must be the reason why their chemistry suddenly got so much better
    From the article aftertherain posted...

    A professional pair for the past 16 years, the two realized their dreams of an Olympic medal in this their possibly last Winter Olympic competition on Monday. But a possible end to their skating careers will not end their lives together: The duo finally admitted their love for each other after the competition.
    So it seems it's pretty new! So romantic though.

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    I'm so happy for them, both with their medal & their relationship. May their lives continue to be successful & happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fae View Post
    AW!!!!

    I wonder when they got together? It must be the reason why their chemistry suddenly got so much better
    I recently re-watched Pang and Tong performance in 2006 Torino Olympics and they were as good but Pang didn't have that joy on her face she had in Vancouver. It was like she was floating on the ice...so happy.

    Now, Zhang and Zhang has to get togeher. Goodness knows they need some spark to their technical skills.

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    was there no underrotation rule at all? I remember shizuka not displaying the 3-3 in competition in fear they'd be called underrotated. IIRC, Lambiel got downgraded his 3A at the world championships, though he still won the lp portion

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARipp42014 View Post
    About darn time! Now retire, get married (have Shen & Zhao as your Matron Of Honor and Best Man) and have a baby Tong!
    Yep. have a baby tong and a baby shen. pair them up. FUTURE OLYMPICS CHAMPIONS!

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    So sweet... my collegue was raving about them after the pairs competition and I kep saying "and she loves him" always glad to be right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jovani2293 View Post
    Yep. have a baby tong and a baby shen. pair them up. FUTURE OLYMPICS CHAMPIONS!
    Great minds think alike. I had the same thought. I wouldn't be surprised if s/z made a baby their next project, especially given that they are in their mid-30's, but I do hope they don't hang up their skates for good.

    As for Pang and Tong, we'll see where it leads, but I hope they end up happy either together and/or apart. After all, it is natural to date people you work with, but it doesn't always work out.

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    I had a feeling! They are as cute as a button.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jovani2293 View Post
    Yep. have a baby tong and a baby shen. pair them up. FUTURE OLYMPICS CHAMPIONS!
    yes, and they will be coached by Bin Yao! imagine that! could it be the Zhangs next? lol

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    Pang/Tong have an official website in Chinese: http://star.sports.cn/pqtj/
    Too tired/sleepy to translate now, but they posted articles of themselves being interviewed, saying
    -- they only just started dating and not considering marriage yet
    -- they never even had a date together before and look forward to going to movies and going shopping, holding hands, etc. (it actually sounds like neither has seriously dated anyone else ever)
    -- they originally planned this to be their last Olympics, but having won the silver and the freeskate, having seen the audience's adoration and the judges' approval, they now look forward to 2014 Olympics if circumstances permitting
    -- they have the worst injuries of all the Chinese figure skating team members, problem with knees in both (to me it's really hard to see them continuing until 2014)
    -- they expect they'll probably be touring for a couple of years after the Olympics, they are still undecided about whether to compete in the near term
    -- even if they decide to retire, if Chinese skating federation asks them to return, they will -- perhaps not to win a medal, but just to win spots at WC's or the Olympics
    -- Tong revealed that one of his bosses gave him the advice that one day when he grows old and he will want to reminisce about the past, he will need someone next to him to listen and appreciate, and the best person will be Pang, because she can understand what is a triple twist, a triple throw jump (haha), and they can share some wonderful memories together and they will be happy. Originally, they had the attitude that they would just give it a try, but the advice he received gave him confidence that it can really work.
    -- Pang joked to the interviewer that if Tong asked her to marry him, she can't promise she will say yes; and he responded that, If he were to ask, he's confident that she'll say yes.

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