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    Xiaoyu Yu & Hao Zhang

    Pair skaters Xiaoyu Yu (Chinese: 于小雨; pinyin: Yú Xiǎoyǔ) and Hao Zhang (simplified Chinese: 张昊; traditional Chinese: 張昊; pinyin: Zhāng Hào) are a recently paired team who represent China internationally. Their Grand Prix debut was at the 2016 Skate Canada. They finished second!

    They are the 2016-2017 Grand Prix Final silver medallists, and have qualified for the 2017-2018 Grand Prix Final.


    Original Post - July 15, 2016

    Yu was born on Jan 2, 1996, while Zhang was born on Jul 6, 1984. Both skaters were born in Harbin, China.

    Zhang married Chi Ju in May 2014. The couple has a son, born May 2015.

    Brief video of Yu and Zhang:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_qE0L0EXBc


    Their new SP at the 2016 Amazing on Ice show - "Eternal Flame" (their new SP for the season )
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na5EUKMZmk4
    and
    http://v.qq.com/cover/c/cty90oitjact...id=d0020p3lsxc

    Xiaoyu YU and children - "Duck" (young synchronized skating team?)
    http://v.qq.com/cover/c/cty90oitjact...id=s0020otfvzr

    Xiaoyu YU / Yang JIN & Cheng PENG / Hao ZHANG - "Say Something" by A Great Big World (farewell and debut performance as the new pairs)
    http://v.qq.com/cover/c/cty90oitjact...id=h0020m5wx7j


    Information about Yu's and Zhang's previous partnerships may be found in these fan fest and ISU Bios:

    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...-amp-Hao-Zhang

    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...u-amp-Jin-Yang

    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00012581.htm

    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00054273.htm

    Update December 2017


    Biographical info:


    ISU bio: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00055106.htm

    Icenetwork bio: http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/team/yu_zhang

    tracings bio: http://www.tracings.net/yu-zhan.html

    Wikipedia:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhan...figure_skater)
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yu_Xiaoyu

    ISU Personal Bests
    Type Score Event
    Total 219.20 ISU GP Skate America 2017
    SP 75.34 ISU Grand Prix Final 2016/17
    SP Technical 43.11 ISU World Championships 2017
    SP Component 33.79 ISU GP Skate America 2017
    FS 145.53 ISU GP Skate America 2017
    FS Technical 73.63 ISU GP Skate America 2017
    FS Component 71.90 ISU GP Skate America 2017

    Competitive History


    Competition SP LP Final
    Season 2017-2018
    2017 Skate America 2 (73.67) 2 (145.53) 2 (219.20)
    2017 Cup of China 2 (71.37 2 (134.17) 2 (205.54)
    2017 Cup of Nice 1 (68.91) 1 (124.70) 1 (193.61)
    Season 2016-2017
    2017 World Championships 4 (75.23) 5 (136.28 4 (211.51)
    2017 Asian Winter Games 1 (77.90) 1 (145.98) 1 (223.88)
    2017 Four Continents Championships 2 (75.20) 5 (128.20) 4 (203.40)
    2017 Grand Prix Final 2 (75.34) 3 (131.37) 2 (206.71)
    2016 Cup of China 1 (72.49) 1 (131.27) 1 (203.76)
    2016 Skate Canada 2 (69.43) 2 (132.65) 2 (202.08)



    PROGRAMS


    2017-2018
    SP: Swan Lake by Petr I Tchaikovski; choreo by Lori Nichol
    FS: Star Wars medley; Jyn Erso & Hope Suite, Star Wars: Princess Leia, and Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace; choreo by Lori Nichol

    2017 Skate America SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgKU-EMPxXQ
    2017 Skate America FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do-LIXT-yD4

    2017 Cup of China SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4_BNSJcR-0
    2017 Cup of China FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT-iEFbfxgA

    2017 Cup of Nice SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ci9uHPBdZog
    2017 Cup of Nice FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKrv4chJ6qs

    2017 Chinese National Grand Prix SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii3P18MAXc0
    2017 Chinese National Grand Prix FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsBakzcTMFI

    2016-2017
    SP: Eternal Flame by Brand X Music, Fearless by Brand X Music; choreo by David Wilson
    FS Piano Concerto #1 3rd Movement (Cavatina, Larghetto amoroso)by Emil von Sauer; choreo by Lori Nichol

    2017 Worlds SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-TxaM9J_SM
    2017 Worlds FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKhHwXYrTMI

    2017 Asian Winter Games SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUcBcukL670
    2017 Asian Winter Games FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3ROwkOzRFk

    2017 4CCs SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRTqOQIhbsA
    2017 4CCs FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNhdzH9l7cI

    2016-2017 Grand Prix Final SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoLIU2PmHmQ
    2016-2017 Grand Prix Final FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiSv9vkmMQI

    2016 Cup of China SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XKutxICexY
    2016 Cup of China FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdEDYEoRVx8

    2016 Skate Canada SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHL_WjKJVgs
    2016 Skate Canada FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tcbe_eXcXqc





    Exhibitions and Galas


    2017 Skate America Gala -"Endless Love" by Luther Vandross duet with Mariah Carey
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCu7TBe32r0

    Xiaoyu Yu / Hao Zhang 2017 Cup of China EX B.ESP - "Endless Love" by Luther Vandross duet with Mariah Carey
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aBnaf-0aik

    Xiaoyu Yu / Hao Zhang, EX 2016 GP Final Marseille - "Leon" by Eric Serra
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1mXFFCR_Eo

    2016 Skate Canada EX - "Leon" by Eric Serra
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeNKaDh3_YA


    Goldenskate Articles and Videos


    November 2016 - Yu and Zhang lead China’s pair to one-two in Beijing
    https://goldenskate.com/2016/11/2016...f-china-pairs/
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    http://sports.qq.com/kbsweb/kbsshare...=100002%3A2360

    Their SP at a July 2016 show. Ninth video in the list.

    Both Yu & Zhang and Peng & Jin together. Second video in the list.
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    that link sent me to plushenko's tango amore ?

    I see, there are several videos on the tracker at the right... so keep trying them and you will find the SP
    Last edited by 4everchan; 07-15-2016 at 01:37 PM.

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    and wow... huge pair elements... I like this new pairing.

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    1. Xiaoyu Yu / Yang Jin & Cheng Peng / Hao Zhang - "Say Something" by A Great Big World (farewell and debut performance as the new pairs)
    http://v.qq.com/cover/c/cty90oitjact...id=h0020m5wx7j

    The link will be a more accurate address than the one in the OP.

    2. Xiaoyu Yu / Hao Zhang - "Eternal Flame" (their new SP for the season 2016-17)
    http://v.qq.com/cover/c/cty90oitjact...id=d0020p3lsxc

    3. Xiaoyu Yu and children - "Duck" (young synchronized skating team?)
    http://v.qq.com/cover/c/cty90oitjact...id=s0020otfvzr

    EDIT: As for the "farewell and introducing our new teams" performance, I was utterly shocked by the concept of the performance. The packaging looks specious with the beautiful and touching music and corresponding choreography as if this partner switching had been done amicably. However what bothers me the most with the performance is that despite outwardly the beautiful packaging, it gives a message that the girls can be replaceable at any time by the federation. Moreover I sense that with the farewell, the federation seems to urges the viewers to follow their new will no matter how you feel about the swapping controversies. I know this is a fan fest for the new team, but I can't help to say this loud. Xiaoyu looks icy cold with Hao....unlike seemingly happy Cheng Peng with her new partner, Yang Jin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaroLiza_fan View Post
    Couldn't find a thread for Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao, so the thread for Hao's newest partnership seemed the most appropriate place to post this.

    It would appear that Zhang Dan has got married!!!

    Cool photo of the groom with the bridesmaids (including Ice Dancer Zhang YiYi) and his best men
    Group photo (celebrating)
    Group photo (looking at camera)
    The Bridal Party: Zhang YiYi, Zhang Dan and the girl who uploaded the photos (can't get her name to translate properly, so don't know if she is a skater as well)
    Full frontal view of Dan in her dress
    Caricature of the couple
    Dan on her phone while getting her hair done
    Bridesmaids with other guests (isn't that Zhang Hao third from left as we look at it?)
    Dan on the bed with her bridesmaids
    The cake

    Thank you so much to the bridesmaid: first and foremost for uploading the photos, but also for tagging YiYi. Because I would not have found out about the wedding otherwise!

    All the best to the happy couple.

    CaroLiza_fan
    Good news, but I think this post needs its own thread in the Edge to inform fans of Dan rather than Xiaoyu and Hao's fanfest that currently has no relation with Dan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossover View Post
    Good news, but I think this post needs its own thread in the Edge to inform fans of Dan rather than Xiaoyu and Hao's fanfest that currently has no relation with Dan.
    OK, I'll request it be moved to a new thread.

    There seem to be so many weddings happening recently that I thought people would be getting bored if yet another thread dedicated to a specific skater's wedding appeared!

    CaroLiza_fan

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaroLiza_fan View Post
    OK, I'll request it be moved to a new thread.

    There seem to be so many weddings happening recently that I thought people would be getting bored if yet another thread dedicated to a specific skater's wedding appeared!

    CaroLiza_fan
    I don't think you need to worry about it since Dan's wedding is certainly a good news to many of figure skating as we've not heard of her recent activities after her retirement in 2012. Besides, there are not much things to read during the off season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaroLiza_fan View Post
    OK, I'll request it be moved to a new thread.

    There seem to be so many weddings happening recently that I thought people would be getting bored if yet another thread dedicated to a specific skater's wedding appeared!

    CaroLiza_fan
    Maybe there should be a Wedding Thread - or Engagements, Weddings & Births thread (if one wants it to be even more inclusive)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRK View Post
    Maybe there should be a Wedding Thread - or Engagements, Weddings & Births thread (if one wants it to be even more inclusive)
    Great idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossover View Post
    I don't think you need to worry about it since Dan's wedding is certainly a good news to many of figure skating as we've not heard of her recent activities after her retirement in 2012. Besides, there are not much things to read during the off season.
    So true on all points!

    And, with everything that is going on in Chinese skating at the moment, it is nice to get some good news!

    Quote Originally Posted by LRK View Post
    Maybe there should be a Wedding Thread - or Engagements, Weddings & Births thread (if one wants it to be even more inclusive)
    Good idea on paper. But, in practice, it could mean that news of specific skaters could get buried, and be missed by their fans.

    That is what I am finding can happen very easily in the Retirements thread and the Splits & Partner Changes thread.

    So, in balance, I think the current method of creating individual threads for each wedding is a better idea.

    But, thanks for the suggestion. I did like it in principle.

    CaroLiza_fan
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaroLiza_fan View Post
    Good idea on paper. But, in practice, it could mean that news of specific skaters could get buried, and be missed by their fans.

    That is what I am finding can happen very easily in the Retirements thread and the Splits & Partner Changes thread.

    So, in balance, I think the current method of creating individual threads for each wedding is a better idea.

    But, thanks for the suggestion. I did like it in principle.

    CaroLiza_fan
    Some news might be buried, but at least it's easier to find instead of looking for threads that might as well be already archivised. I actually think it's better to have it in one place, it's updated regulary so it won't be buried on 11th page in The Edge where no one is looking. And it's much easier to check who had retired or has split, that it would be if every single news had separated thread. Not everyone is checking forum everyday. Having said that, the news about marriage being in separated threads is not bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathlen View Post
    Some news might be buried, but at least it's easier to find instead of looking for threads that might as well be already archivised. I actually think it's better to have it in one place, it's updated regulary so it won't be buried on 11th page in The Edge where no one is looking. And it's much easier to check who had retired or has split, that it would be if every single news had separated thread. Not everyone is checking forum everyday. Having said that, the news about marriage being in separated threads is not bad
    Like an anchor to direct which case happens? I still think the idea of "Wedding and Birthday" thread is great. Defending on a skater's fame, contribution to the sport and popularity, some news would get buried or an independent thread is also created for more exposure to the people on the board along with an informing post left on the Wedding thread.

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    plus some of us don't really care as much about mundane life and could skip that section altogether
    Quote Originally Posted by Crossover View Post
    Like an anchor to direct which case happens? I still think the idea of "Wedding and Birthday" thread is great. Defending on a skater's fame, contribution to the sport and popularity, some news would get buried or an independent thread is also created for more exposure to the people on the board along with an informing post left on the Wedding thread.

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