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    Xue Shen & Hongbo Zhao

    Xue Shen (Chinese: 申雪; pinyin: Shēn Xuě born Nov. 13, 1978) and Hongbo Zhao (Chinese: 赵宏博/ 趙宏博; pinyin: Zhào Hóngbó born Sept. 22, 1973) are retired Chinese pair skaters. Since the partnership formed in 1992, they became the 2010 Olympic champion, the 2002 & 2006 Olympic bronze medalist, a three-time (2002, 2003 & 2007) World champion, a three-time (1999, 2003 & 2007) Four Continents Champion and a six-time (1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2006 & 2009) Grand Prix Final champion.

    Profiles

    ISU http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00000595.htm

    Tracings.net http://www.tracings.net/shen-zhao.html

    Wikipedia Shen Xue & Zhao Hongbo

    Sports Reference Shen Xue & Zhao Hongbo

    Statsonice https://www.statsonice.com/skatertea...n/Hongbo/Zhao/

    icenetwork http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/team/shen_zhao

    Social network

    Website http://shzh.sport.org.cn/
    Blog http://shenxuehongbo.blog.sohu.com/


    Competitive programs

    2009-10 Season
    SP: Who Wants To Live Forever by Brian May from Queen performed by David Garrett choreo. by Lori Nichol
    FS: Adagio in G Minor by Tomaso Albinoni performed by Eroica Trio choreo by Lori Nichol
    EX: Io ci sarò by Andrea Bocelli choreo. by Lori Nichol
    EX: Ramalama by Róisín Murphy choreo. by Lori Nichol

    2008-09 Season - Didn't compete
    EX: Feeling Good by Michael Bublé choreo. by Lori Nichol

    2007-08 Season - Didn't compete
    EX: Feeling Good by Michael Bublé choreo. by Lori Nichol

    2006-07 Season
    SP: Romanza by Salvador Bacarisse choreo. by Lori Nichol
    FS: Méditation from Thaïs by Jules Massenet chore. by Lori Nichol
    EX: My Way by Frank Sinatra performed by The Three Tenors choreo. by Lori Nichol
    EX: Caruso by Lucio Dalla performed by Andrea Bocelli choreo. by Lori Nichol

    2005-06 Season
    SP: Piano Concerto No. 3 by Sergey Rachmaninoff choreo. by Lori Nichol
    FS: Un Bel Di Vedremo from Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini choreo. by Lori Nichol
    EX: The Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha SoundtracK choreo. by Lori Nichol

    2004-05 Season
    SP: Claire de Lune by Claude Debussy choreo. by Lori Nichol
    FS: The Soong Sisters soundtrack by Kitarō & Randy Miller choreo. by Lori Nichol
    EX: Come What May from Moulin Rouge! Soundtrack choreo. by Lori Nichol

    2003-04 Season
    SP: Kismet by Bond choreo. by Lori Nichol
    FS: Pas de Deux from The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky choreo. by Lori Nichol
    EX: Come What May from Moulin Rouge! Soundtrack choreo. by Lori Nichol
    EX: Time To Say Goodbye by Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli + Adagio by Tomaso Albinoni choreo. by Lori Nichol

    2002-03 Season
    SP: Beethoven’s Last Night by Trans-Siberian Orchestra choreo. by Lori Nichol
    FS: Violin Fantasy on Puccini's Turandot by Vanessa-Mae choreo. by Lea Ann Miller
    EX: Time To Say Goodbye by Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli choreo. by Lori Nichol

    2001-02 Season
    SP: Kismet by Bond choreo. by Lori Nichol
    FS: Violin Fantasy on Puccini's Turandot by Vanessa-Mae choreo. by Lea Ann Miller
    EX: Bensonhurst Blues by Oscar Benton choreo. by Lori Nichol

    2000-01 Season
    SP: Allegretto from Palladio by Karl Jenkins choreo. by Sandra Bezic
    FS: Spirit of Spring, Piano Concerto No. 1 composed by Du Mingxin choreo. by Sandra Bezic & Michael Seibert
    EX: Beethoven’s Last Night by Trans-Siberian Orchestra choreo. by Sandra Bezic

    1999-2000 Season
    SP: The Firebird by Igor Stravinski choreo. by Sandra Bezic
    FS: Spirit of Spring, Piano Concerto No. 1 composed by Du Mingxin choreo. by Sandra Bezic & Michael Seibert
    EX: Crazy by Julio Iglesias choreo. by Sandra Bezic

    1998-99 Season
    SP: Zigeunerweisen by Pablo de Sarasate choreo. by Lea Ann Miller
    FS: Selections of Mulan, Soundtrack from Mulan by Jerry Goldsmith choreo. by Lea Ann Miller
    EX: Un Bel di Vedremo from Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini choreo. by Lea Ann Miller

    1997-98 Season
    SP: Zigeunerweisen by Pablo de Sarasate choreo. by Lea Ann Miller
    FS: Mount Olympus by Mars Lasar choreo. by Lea Ann Miller
    EX: Un Bel di Vedremo from Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini choreo. by Lea Ann Miller

    1996-97 Season
    SP: Out of Silence by Yanni choreo. by Lea Ann Miller
    FS: Mount Olympus by Mars Lasar choreo. by Lea Ann Miller
    EX:

    1995-96 Season
    SP: Out of Silence by Yanni choreo. by Lea Ann Miller
    FS: Yellow River Piano Concerto by Xian Xinghai choreo. by Sandra Bezic
    EX:

    1994-95 Season

    1993-94 Season

    1992-93 Season

    Personal Best Total Score 216.57 2010 Winter Olympics
    Personal Best Score - Short Program 76.66 2010 Winter Olympics
    Personal Best Score - Free Skate 139.91 2010 Winter Olympics


    Competitive History & Videos


    COMPETITION SP FS Final EX
    2009-2010
    2010 Olympic Games, Vancouver, Canada 1 (76.66)
    NBC/+Fluff
    ZH
    2 (139.91)
    NBC/2/3
    B.ESP/ZH
    1 (216.57)
    Ceremony
    Montage
    Highlights
    EX
    B.ESP
    2009-2010 Grand Prix Final, Tokyo, Japan 1 (75.36)
    Universial
    RU/NC
    1 (138.89)
    NC/RU/2
    1 (214.25) KO
    2009 Skate America, Lake Placid, N.Y. USA 1 (74.36)
    CBC/ZH/2/RU
    2/3/fancam
    1 (127.04)
    warmup
    CBC/fancam/2
    1 (201.40)
    2009 Cup of China, Beijing, China 1 (72.28)
    ZH/RU/2
    1 (128.69)
    ZH/IT/RU
    1 (200.97) ZH
    2006-2007
    2007 World Championships, Tokyo, Japan 1 (71.07)
    B.ESP/2
    CBC/JA/2
    1 (132.43)
    B.ESP/2/CBC
    JA/ESPN
    1 (203.50) JA
    2007 Four Continents Championships, Colorado Springs, CO USA 1 (69.29) 1 (133.76)
    ESPN/CBC
    1 (203.05) B.ESP
    2007 Asian Winter Games, Changchun, China 1 (69.49)
    ZH/2
    1 (126.06)
    ZH
    1 (195.55)
    2006-07 Grand Prix Final, St. Petersburg, Russia 1 (68.66)
    ES/2
    1 (134.53)
    ABC/ES/2/3
    1 (203.19) ZH
    2006 NHK Trophy, Nagano, Japan 1 (65.58)
    ZH
    1 (125.39)
    ESPN/JA
    1 (190.97) JA/2
    2006 Cup of China, Nanjing, China 1 (68.90)
    ZH/2/3/4
    1 (124.69)
    ABC/ZH/2/3
    1 (193.59) ZH
    2005-2006
    2006 Olympic Games, Torino, Italy 5 (62.32)
    NBC/ESP
    3 (124.59)
    NBC/2
    3 (186.91)
    Montage
    Ceremony
    ZH
    2004-2005
    2005 World Championships, Moscow, Russia 3 (66.00)
    ESPN/B.ESP
    - W
    2004-05 Grand Prix Final, Beijing, China 1 (70.52)
    CBC/ZH
    1 (136.02)
    ESPN/2/ZH
    1 (206.54)
    2004 Trophee Eric Bompard Cachemire, Paris, France 1 (66.88) ZH 1 (121.24) FR 1 (188.12) FR
    2004 Cup of China, Beijing, China 1 (66.38) 1 (127.16)
    RU
    1 (193.54)
    2004 Skate Canada, Halifax, Canada 1 (66.48)
    TSN
    1 (123.72)
    JA
    1 (190.20) ZH
    2003-2004
    2004 World Championships, Dortmund, Germany 4 ESP 1 B.ESP/CBC
    ABC/2/3
    ESP/2
    2 ABC/D.ESP
    SLO2
    2003-04 Grand Prix Final, Colorado Springs USA 1 (66.00)
    CBC
    1 (130.08)
    ESPN/ZH
    1 (196.08)
    2003 Cup of China, Beijing, China 1 (63.46)
    ZH
    1 (125.82)
    Lifetime
    2/RU
    1 (189.28) EX
    2003 Skate Canada, Mississauga, Canada 1 (68.76) TSN 2 (126.78) ZH 2 (191.80) EX
    2002-2003
    2003 World Championships, Washington, DC, USA 2 JA 1 B.ESP/JA
    ESPN/Fluff
    Lifetime
    1
    2002-03 Grand Prix Final, St. Petersburg, Russia 2 2/2 2
    2003 Four Continents Championships, Beijing, China 1 1 JA 1
    2003 Asian Winter Games, Aomori, Japan 1 JA 1 JA 1
    2002 Hallmark Skaters' Championship, Columbus, Ohio, USA 4 JA 3 NBC 3
    2002 NHK Trophy, Kyoto, Japan 1 ESPN 1 Lifetime 1
    2002 Cup of Russia, Moscow, Russia 1 ESPN 1 Lifetime 1
    2002 Bofrost Cup on Ice, Gelsenkirchen, Germany 1 RU 1 RU/JA 1 DE
    2002 Top Jump, Lyon, France - - 1
    2001-2002
    2002 World Championships, Nagano, Japan 1 ESPN 1 ABC 1 Ceremony
    2002 Olympic Games, Salt Lake City, USA 3 NBC/2/3
    DE
    3 NBC/2/RU 3
    Ceremony 1/2
    DE
    2002 Chinese Nationals, Harbin 1
    2001-02 Grand Prix Final, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada 3 3/3
    F1 TSN/ F2 ABC
    3 CTV
    2001 NHK Trophy, Kumamoto, Japan 1 ESPN/2 1 Lifetime 1
    2001 Sparkassen Cup on Ice, Gelsenkirchen, Germany 1 ESPN/2 1 Lifetime
    Fluff
    1
    2000-2001
    2001 World Championships, Vancouver, Canada 2 CTV 3 3
    2001 Four Continents Championships, Salt Lake City, USA 2 2 ABC 2
    2001 Chinese Nationals, Changchun 1
    2000-01 ISU Grand Prix Final, Tokyo, Japan 3 Warmup
    ABC/JA
    3 FS 1/FS 2 3 JA
    2000 NHK Trophy, Asahikawa, Japan 2 ESPN 1 Lifetime 1
    2000 Cup of Russia, St. Petersburg, Russia 2 2 2 RU
    2000 Skate America, Colorado Springs, USA 1 2 2
    1999-2000
    2000 World Championships, Nice, France 1 ESPN/2 2 ABC/B.ESP 2 B.ESP
    Partial
    1999-2000 Grand Prix Final, Lyon, France 1 1 ABC/FR 1
    1999 NHK Trophy, Nagoya, Japan 4 4 4
    1999 Cup of Russia, St Petersburg, Russia 1 ES 2 ESPN/JA 2
    1999 Sparkassen Cup on Ice, Gelsenkirchen, Germany 3 3 3
    1998-1999
    1999 World Championships, Helsinki, Finland 2 B.ESP/ESPN/2 2 B.ESP/ABC/2/3 2 Ceremony B.ESP
    1999 Four Continents, Halifax, Canada 1 CTV/JA 1 JA 1 JA
    1999 Asian Winter Games, Yongpyong, Gangwon, South Korea 1 1 1
    1999 Chinese Nationals 1
    1998-99 ISU Grand Prix Final, St. Petersburg, Russia 1 JA 1 ABC/2 1
    1998 NHK Trophy, Sapporo, Japan 3 JA 2 2 Encore
    1998 Cup of Russia, Moscow, Russia 5 2 JA 2
    1998 Skate Canada, Kamloops, Canada 1 CTV 1 CTV 1
    1998 Goodwill Games, Uniondale, New York, USA RU ESPN 4
    1997-1998
    1998 World Championships, Minneapolis, USA 6 B.ESP 4 ABC/2/DE 4 ABC
    1998 Olympic Games, Nagano, Japan 8 Warmup
    CBS/2/JA
    5 Warmup
    CBS/2/JA/JA2
    5
    1998 Chinese Nationals 1
    1997-98 Champions Series Final, Munich, Germany 4 4 4
    1997 NHK Trophy, Nagano, Japan 3 CBS 1 CBS/JA 1 JA
    1997 Tropheé Lalique, Paris, France 3 3 EN/JA 3
    1996-1997
    1997 World Championships, Lausanne, Switzerland 14 B.ESP/CTV 9 B.ESP/ZH 11
    1997 Winter Universiade, Muju, South Korea 2 1 1
    1997 Chinese Nationals 1
    1996 NHK Trophy, Osaka, Japan 6 4 4
    1996 Trophée Lalique, Paris, France 5 5 5
    1995-1996
    1996 World Championships, Edmonton, Canada 18 CTV 13 ESP/ZH/2 15
    1996 Asian Winter Games, Harbin, China 1
    1996 Chinese Nationals 1
    1994-1995
    1995 Chinese Nationals 2
    1993-1994
    1994 World Championships, Chiba, Japan 23 B.ESP 21 21
    1994 Chinese Nationals 1
    1993 NHK Trophy, Chiba, Japan 8 5 6
    1993 Asia Cup 2
    1992-1993
    1993 Chinese Nationals 1


    Golden Skate Articles and Threads

    Golden Articles:

    http://www.goldenskate.com/?s=Xue+Shen+Hongbo+Zhao

    Show Skating Alive and Well in LA (October 3, 2010)
    2010 World Figure Skating Championships: Pairs Preview (March 20, 2010)
    Shen and Zhao capture 2010 Olympic gold (February 16, 2010)
    Shen and Zhao lead with record-breaking score (February 15, 2010)
    2010 Olympic Preview to Pairs Figure Skating (February 9, 2010)
    Shen and Zhao take third Grand Prix Final title (December 5, 2009)
    Shen and Zhao lead after Short Program (December 3, 2009)
    2009-10 ISU Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating Preview (November 28, 2009)
    2009 Skate America Preview (November 8, 2009)
    Shen and Zhao: Going for the Olympic dream (November 3, 2009)
    2009 Cup of China Preview (October 25, 2009)

    Shen and Zhao win third World title (March 22, 2007)
    Shen and Zhao take lead at Worlds (March 21, 2007)
    2007 World Figure Skating Championships Preview (March 13, 2007)

    Shen and Zhao win Four Continents title (February 9, 2007)
    Shen and Zhao lead pairs at Four Continents (February 8, 2007)
    2006-07 Grand Prix Final: Pairs Highlights (December 17, 2006)
    2006-07 Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating Preview
    2006 NHK Trophy: Pairs Highlights (December 3, 2006)
    2006 NHK Trophy Preview (November 26, 2006)
    2006 Cup of China: Pairs Highlights (November 11, 2006)
    2006 Cup of China Preview (November 5, 2006)

    2005 World Figure Skating Championships: Pairs Highlights (March 20, 2005)
    2004 Skate Canada: Pairs Highlights (October 31, 2004)

    2004 World Figure Skating Championships: Pairs Highlights (March 28, 2004)
    2003-04 Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating: Highlights (December 14, 2003)
    2003 Cup of China: Highlights (November 8, 2003)
    2003 Skate Canada: Highlights (November 3, 2003)

    2003 World Figure Skating Championships: Pairs Highlights (April 9, 2003)
    2002-03 Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating: Highlights (March 5, 2003)
    2003 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships: Highlights (February 20, 2003)
    2002 NHK Trophy: Highlights (December 5, 2002)
    2002 Cup of Russia: Highlights (November 28, 2002)
    2002 Bofrost Cup on Ice: Highlights (November 12, 2002)

    2002 World Figure Skating Championships: Pairs Highlights (March 24, 2002)
    As the Skate Spins: 2002 Olympic Winter Games (March 2, 2002)
    2002 Olympics: Pairs Figure Skating Highlights (February 12, 2002)
    2001-02 Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating: Highlights (December 17, 2001)
    2001 NHK Trophy: Highlights (December 3, 2001)
    2001 Sparkassen Cup on Ice: Highlights (November 12, 2001)

    Threads

    Shen/Zhao, and their baby girl (2022 CHN Olympic bid promo event) (12-18-2014)
    Shen Xue is now a mother! (09-03-2013)
    Shen and Zhao quit stage to coach (06-16-2012)
    ESPN/ICENETWORK- Olympic Gold Medalists Put Wedding On Ice ... And Skates (Shen/Zhao) (07-25-2010)
    Shen, Zhao celebrate once more, with feeling (07-24-2010)
    Shen/Zhao Skating Show Scheduled for August in China (03-16-2010)
    Shen and Zhao Announce Retirement (02-17-2010)
    Shen & Zhao: Going for the Olympic dream (11-03-2009)
    Video: Shen Zhao training for Vancouver (07-07-2009)
    Plushenko & Shen/Zhao (07-12-2008)
    Shen and Zhao plan to compete in Vancouver (11-12-2007)
    Shen & Zhao plan to skate thru 2010 (12-31-2006)
    Which Meditation do you prefer? (12-24-2006)
    Do you see what makes Shen/Zhao special? (12-24-2006)
    Pairs spoiler (11-10-2006)
    Chinese Pairs(Shen/Zhao etc) Update (10-19-2006)
    Shen and Zhao to compete next season (06-06-2006)
    Shen/Zhao head for Turin! (02-05-2006)
    Vid of Shen/Zha (01-12-2006)
    Shen and Zhao using "Madame Butterfly" as Free Skate...........For Now (05-25-2005)
    Shen/Zhao will NOT be using Soong Sisters for Olympic Season (12-16-2004)

    Other articles and Media

    Beijing makes final preparations for 2022 Winter Olympics bidding CCTV.com 07-29-2015
    Beijing push for votes hits top gear as China's star athletes Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo weigh in South china Morning Post 29 July, 2015
    Figure Skaters Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo: Beijing 2022 will usher in "new era" of figure skating culture in China Around the Rings 07/15/15
    Zhao will take charge of pairs skating China Daily 2013-05-22
    Baby joy for star figure skating pair China Daily April 18 2013
    Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao One Final Bow IFS Magazine 08/07/12
    Skate champions hold dream wedding on ice By Jo Kent, CNN September 6, 2010
    Chinese duo wins 1st gold at 4th Games Associated Press Feb 16, 2010
    How Pairs Broke Free From Russia’s Grip New York Times Feb. 16, 2010
    Shen, Zhao just how far U.S. pairs have to go Chicago Tribune Feb. 16, 2010
    China Ends Russian Winning Streak in Pairs With a One-Two Punch New York Times, Feb. 15, 2010
    Heavenly Ice For Shen and Zhao IFS Magazine Originally published in Dec. 2010
    Vancouver 2010 special series: Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo CCTV.com 02-11 2010
    Shen and Zhao Score Gold With Another World Record IFS Magazine 12/05/09
    Comeback Shen/Zhao crowned, Japan collects two titles at Cup of China Xinhua News 10-31 2009
    Shen and Zhao, Davis and White in the Lead IFS Magazine 12/03/09
    Shen and Zhao, Lysacek Win Gold in Lake Placid IFS Magazine 11/05/09
    Ice loverbird Shen/Zhao married China Daily May 30 2007
    Pair find love after life on ice China Daily Updated: 2007-04-04
    Chinese pair dominates at figure skating worlds USA Today 3/20/2007
    Shen, Zhao extend career life to 2010 Games China Daily 12-31 2006

    Ice Shows

    All That Skate Spring 2012 - Tian Xia Wu Shuang http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0311913/
    All That Skate Spring 2012 - Lo Ci Sar (I'll be there)
    Jilin 2012 掌声响起来
    North Korea Show 2012 - Lo Ci Sar
    Ice Chips 2011 at Harvard University's Bright Arena in April, 2011
    Artistry on Ice 2011 Shanghai part1 (TV version) - Sweet Dream
    Artistry on Ice Taipei 2011 - Sweet Dreams (fancam)
    Artistry on Ice Taipei 2011 - I believe (fancam)
    All that Skate 2011 Summer - Sweet Dream, August 13 2011 (fancam)
    All That Skate 2011 - Tian Xia Wu Shuang
    All That Skate 2010, LA Act1 - Who Wants To Live Forever
    All That Skate 2010, LA Act2 - Turandot
    2009 Ice All Stars - Ramalama (in Korean) on Aug. 14 2009, Seoul, South Korea
    2009 Ice All Stars - Lo Ci Sar
    2008 Oberstdorf Gala - Bocelli(B.ESP)/2
    Golden Skate Awards 2007 - Come what it may Milan, Italy
    2006 Red Square Gala - My Way
    2006 DOI - Impossible Dream
    2006 HSBC SOI - Come What May (CBC)
    2005 SOI in Japan - Come What May
    2004 Art on Ice
    2001 Masters SP - Kismet

    Videos - Interviews and fluffs

    WC2015 Opening Ceremony
    Shen Xue & Zhao Hongbo with Shae-Lynn Bourne in Beijing posted on June 13 2013
    Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo on Chinese TV Dancing competition. 4th Sept 2011 (in Chinese)
    Zhao Hongbo & Shen Xue CNN Interview - 2010 Olympic Champions CNN, 2011
    Zhao Hongbo & Shen Xue - Amazing Couples Interview [English Caption] March 2010
    Lift - Zhao Hongbo and Shen Xue give English lesson posed on Feb. 24 2010
    Vancouver 2010: "Head Over Heels" with Zhao Hongbo and Shen Xue posed on Feb. 25 2010
    China's Shen and Zhao Win Pairs Gold AP, Feb. 16, 2010
    Aired on NBC before the 2010 Winter Olympics
    China´s Shen Zhao shine in Tokyo figure skating Grand Prix - CCTV 091204
    Chinese duo won first place in the US Grand Prix of figure skating - CCTV Russian 091116
    Shen Zhao practice session on Sept 23rd, 2009 (in Chinese)
    Shen & Zhao aim for 2010 Olympics (in Chinese) CCTV, posted on June 2, 2009
    Shen and Zhao Carring The Olympic Torch CCTV, posted on July 31, 2008
    Xue Shen/Hongbo Zhao - about Marriage (with script) posted on March 22 2007
    2004 Fluff - Piece on Shen & Zhao's upbringing and Shen's parents
    Last edited by Crossover; 07-18-2016 at 08:03 PM.

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    The OP will be updated soon, but making the fanfest is a way for me to propel the job done sooner since I can't resist myself indulging in watching their programs over and over.

    Shen and Zhao are my all-time favorite pair skaters and their pair performances made me fall in love with the discipline.

    EDIT: The OP is updated now.
    Last edited by Crossover; 05-24-2016 at 12:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossover View Post
    The OP will be updated soon, but making the fanfest is a way for me to propel the job done sooner since I can't resist myself indulging in watching their programs over and over.

    Shen and Zhao are my all-time favorite pair skaters and their pair performances made me fall in love with the discipline.
    i feel you

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    How was this fan fest not created already?! I guess I just assumed someone had made it and it was inactive. Shen/Zhao were the first pairs skaters I watched in Vancouver 2010 and I immediately fell in love with their story and their skating. I live in the same timezone as Vancouver, so I watched their Olympic Free Skate live on television and it was such a nail-biter! I'm so glad they performed and won. If only I could've seen them live, but I got into skating right after their final skate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matmuh View Post
    i feel you
    You bet!

    Quote Originally Posted by solar View Post
    How was this fan fest not created already?! I guess I just assumed someone had made it and it was inactive. Shen/Zhao were the first pairs skaters I watched in Vancouver 2010 and I immediately fell in love with their story and their skating. I live in the same timezone as Vancouver, so I watched their Olympic Free Skate live on television and it was such a nail-biter! I'm so glad they performed and won. If only I could've seen them live, but I got into skating right after their final skate.
    I think the fan fest system initiated around 2011 given the creation dates of our oldest fan fests here. I was thrilled at their winning Olympic gold at Vancouver as they were the best in the field and it took so long for them to take that medal. I loved Pang/Tong's free program as well though. I noticed them since the 2002 Olympics where they won the bronze and felt they should've won the silver at Torino. If Zhao would been injury-free, they could've even won the gold at the Olympics because they were that good. In the end, their career is like a fairy tale.

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    Thank you so much @Crossover! I know what I will be doing on my lunch break!
    S/Z are my all time favorites too, love them!

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    Shen and Zhao's OGM was especially memorable, won on the Chinese New Year as well as Valentine's day, 2010. Triple happiness!!!

    (I have a Chinese friend whose birthday is Feb 14, so it was a triple celebration for her as well.)

    There are just so many memorable events in Shen's and Zhao's lives, highlighting their characters and truly amazing lives and career.

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    Just a lovely job for amazing skaters!

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