Cheng Peng & Yang Jin

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Pair skaters Cheng Peng (Chinese: 彭程; pinyin: Péng Chéng), born April 23, 1997 at Harbin, and Yang Jin (simplified Chinese: 金杨; traditional Chinese: 金楊; pinyin: Jīn Yáng), born May 16, 1994 at Harbin, represent China internationally. The team made their Grand Prix debut at the 2016 Cup of China.

Peng and Jin are the 2019 World Pairs bronze medalists, the 2020 Four Continents silver medalists, and the 2019 Four Continents bronze medalists. Peng and Jin won the 2017 Finlandia Trophy, are the 2017 Chinese figure skating champions, and the 2017 Asian Winter Games silver medalists.

With former partner Zhang Hao, Cheng Peng is the 2015 Four Continents silver medalist. Yang Jin's former partner was Xiaoyu Yu. Both pairs were switched in controversial circumstances by the Chinese Figure Skating Association.

Updated 12 May 2020
Previously updated on 20 August 2019 by Mohacz

ISU Biography
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00055105.htm

Wikipedia
Cheng Peng - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peng_Cheng
Yang Jin - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jin_Yang

Tracings.net profile
http://www.tracings.net/peng-jin.html

Rinkresuls
Cheng Peng - http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=32372
Yang Jin - http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=32373


Personal Best Total Score216.90ISU Grand Prix Final 2018/19
Personal Best Score Short Program75.96ISU Four Continents Championships 2020
Personal Best Score Free Skating141.21ISU Grand Prix Final 2018/19


Personal Best Total Score204.49ISU World Team Trophy 2017
Personal Best Score Short Program73.33ISU GP NHK Trophy 2016
Personal Best Score Free Skating136.48ISU Four Continents Championships 2017

Programs and Videos​


2019/2020

SP: "Alegria" from Cirque du Soleil, by Rene Dupere; choreo by Lori Nichol
FS: "Travel to Edinburgh" (from "Cloud Atlas" soundtrack) by Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil; "Cloud Atlas Sextet " (from “Cloud Atlas”, Piano Version) by Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil; "Cloud Atlas End Title" (from "Cloud Atlas" soundtrack) by Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil; choreo by Lori Nichol

2020 Four Continents
2019 Grand Prix Final
2019 GP Cup of China
SP: https://youtu.be/6DT9Z6fuaEQ (geoblocked in USA)
FS:​

2019 GP Skate America
2019 U.S. International FS Classic
SP: https://youtu.be/1bYzx5PxadE (geoblocked in US)
FS:​

2019 Shanghai Trophy
2019 Chinese National Cup
2018/2019
SP: "Ophelia" by the Lumineers
FS: "La vie en rose"
Ex: "Where is Armo" ("Last Emperor" soundtrack)

2019 World Championships
2019 Four Continents Championships
2019 Chinese Nationals
2018/19 GP Final Vancouver, Canada
2018 GP Skate Canada
2018 CS Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy
2018 Chinese Grand Prix
2017/2018
SP1: "My Drag" by Jimbo Mathus, performed by Squirrel Nut Zippers
SP2: "Assassin's Tango" (from "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" soundtrack) by John Powell
FS: "The Butterfly Lovers," Violin Concerto by He Zhanhao, Chen Gang

2018 World Championships
SP (My Drag): https://streamable.com/rocan
FS: Video not found​

XXIII Winter Olympic Games PyeongChang
The Olympic Channel has the whole Olympic SP uploaded here:
https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/pl...ogram-replays/
FS: FNR​

2017 Internationaux de France
2017 Skate Canada
2017 Finlandia Trophy
2017 Chinese National Grand Prix (Chinese Nationals)
2016-2017
SP: "My Drag" by Jimbo Mathus, performed by Squirrel Nut Zippers; choreo by Lori Nichol
FS: "I Will Wait for You" from The Umbrellas of Cherbourg soundtrack by Michel Legrand;.choreo. by David Wilson
Ex: "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" (soundtrack) by Thomas Newman

2017 World Team Trophy
2017 Four Continents
2016-17 GPF
2016 GP NHK
2016 Cup of China
2016 Chinese National Grand Prix (Chinese Nationals)
Competitive History​

Competition​
SP
FS​
Total
Season 2019-2020
2020 Four Continents Championships2 (75.96)2 (137.33)2 (213.29)
2019 -20 Grand Prix Final5 (69.67)1 (134.60)2 (204.27)
2019 GP Cup of China3 (68.50)2 (131.47)2 (199.97)
2019 GP Skate America1 (72.73)1 (132.73)1 (200.89)
2019 Shanghai Trophy1 (77.12)1 (132.73)1 (209.85)
2019 CS U.S. International FS Classic3 (67.90)3 (116.14)3 (184.04)
2019-2020 Chinese Figure Skating Championships1 (76.85)1 (125.81)1 (202.66)
Season 2018-2019
2019 World Championships3 (75.51)5 (140.33)4 (215.84)
2019 Four Continents Championships3 (69.48)3 (135.94)3 (205.42)
2019 Chinese Nationals2 (75.07)1 (136.44)1 (211.51)
2018/19 ISU GP Final Vancouver, Canada
1 (75.69)
2 (141.21)
2 (216.90)
2018 GP NHK Trophy
2 (70.66)
2 (136.58)
2 (207.24)
2018 GP Skate Canada
2 (72.00)
4 (129.08)
2 (201.08)
2018 CS Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy
1 (71.54)
1 (134.88)
1 (206.42)
Season 2017-2018
2018 World Championships
6 (71.98)​
10 (130.09)​
9 (202.07)​
2018 Olympic Winter Games
17 (62.61)​
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17 (FNR)​
2018 Chinese Figure Skating Championships
2 (76.62)​
2 (146.68)​
2 (223.30)​
2017 ISU Shanghai Trophy
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2 (129.40)​
2 (129.40)
2017 Internationaux de France
5 (62.40)​
5 (125.74)​
5 (188.14)​
2017 Skate Canada International
7 (61.55)​
5 (120.92)​
5 (182.50)​
2017 Finlandia Trophy
1 (70.93)​
2 (120.10)​
1 (198.03)​
Season 2016-2017
2017 World Team Trophy
2 (71.36)​
3 (133.13)​
5 (Team)​
2017 Asian Winter Games
2 (67.24)​
2 (129.82)​
2 (197.06)​
2017 Four Continents Championships
7 (66.44)​
3 (136.48)​
5 (202.92)​
2017 Chinese National Championships
1 (74.78)​
1 (136.69)​
1 (211.47)​
2016-2017 Grand Prix Final
4 (70.84)​
6 (112.35)​
6 (183.19)​
2016 NHK Trophy
1 (73.33)​
2 (123.54)​
2 (196.87)​
2016 Cup of China
3 (69.93)​
2 (128.03)​
2 (197.96)​


Golden Skate Articles and Media
Mar. 2018 - Savchenko and Massot take lead in Milan - https://goldenskate.com/amp/2018/03/savchenko-and-massot-take-lead-in-milan/
Feb. 2017 - "Reborn" Sui and Han claim fourth Four Continents title - https://goldenskate.com/amp/2017/02/2017-4ccs-pairs/
Dec. 2017 - Tarasova and Morozov stage upset in the Grand Prix Final - https://goldenskate.com/amp/2016/12/2016-17-grand-prix-final-pairs/
Nov. 2016 - Duhamel and Radford in Sapporo: "It wasn’t our best" - https://goldenskate.com/amp/2016/11/2016-nhk-trophy-pairs/
Nov. 2016 - Yu and Zhang lead China’s pairs to one-two in Beijing - https://goldenskate.com/amp/2016/11/2016-cup-of-china-pairs/

Other Articles and Media
Xiaoyu Yu & Hao Zhang / Cheng Peng & Yang Jin interview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lwq6kx6-H4

Previous Partnerships
Information about Peng's and Jin's previous partnerships may be found in these fan fest and ISU Bios:

Cheng Peng & Hao Zhang
Xiaoyu Yu & Jin Yang
Miscellanea and Fluff​


Clips from Amazing on Ice 2016
Xiaoyu YU / Yang JIN & Cheng PENG / Hao ZHANG - "Say Something" by A Great Big World (farewell and debut performance as the new pairs)Cheng PENG / Yang JIN - "My Drag" (first performance of their 2016-17 SP prior to the season)A brief video of Peng and Jin - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XQsajkEyMo
 
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seeing Peng and Jin having so much fun on the ice was GOLD! I hope it will bring everyone together now and we can cheer for them as they all deserve our support !
 

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I have to admit I like the program a lot performed by the new team despite the swapping controversies. Even first listening to their music before seeing their performance, I felt this program is going to be a success and they indeed pulled it off. The music is so catchy to ears and very unique in its own. The program is also so well choreographed and reveals the new team's lovely character with a lot of comical scenes. In addition, it has been a while to see a big bright smile from Cheng.

Who choreographed the program, Lori Nicole or David Wilson?
 
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I have to admit I like the program a lot performed by the new team despite the swapping controversies. Even first listening to their music before seeing their performance, I felt this program is going to be a success and they indeed pulled it off. The music is so catchy to ears and very unique in its own. The program is also so well choreographed and reveals the new team's lovely character with a lot of comical scenes. In addition, it has been a while to see a big bright smile from Cheng.

Who choreographed the program, Lori Nicole or David Wilson?

Lori. David choreographed the LP.
 

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I love this program. She's one of those skaters that once the program starts I can't take my eyes off of her :eek::

Thanks for sharing.

Yes, the program is gonna be one of my favorites this season too. Cheng also looks very happy and pleased with the new partnership considering her radiant smiles throughout the program. She seems content with her FS outing given her candid reaction toward her new partner after their first showing of the new FS. I hadn't thought of her as such a charming and adorable skater until she was arranged to skate with Yang. I hope they make a great success.
 

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Coach Zhao has stressed how well Chen is doing with Yang, with good communication and more confidence. Partnering with Hao was stressful for her, and apparently her playful personality shows better with Yang, with no generation gap. She was selected among many Pairs girls to be Hao's partner and was much appreciated as a talent. Coach Zhao found the partnership not working as well as he liked and thus the switch, which was portrayed by some zealous fans as Zhang centric for the sake of the selfish old man but it could just as easily interpreted as a move to save Chen's career and ensure her success.

OTOH, Xiaoyu is doing the lyrical programs really well with Hao. Their LP is especially beautiful. I wish both teams great success.
 

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OTOH, Xiaoyu is doing the lyrical programs really well with Hao. Their LP is especially beautiful. I wish both teams great success.
Did you watch the same program as I did? Because there is no emotional connection whatsoever between them. he is like a cold fish.
 

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Did you watch the same program as I did? Because there is no emotional connection whatsoever between them. he is like a cold fish.

Xiaoyu is the one being expressionless, certainly not joyful. It looks like she is still unhappy about the switch despite saying she would take it positively and give it her best effort. Effort wise she probably does train hard with such good showing but emotionally she seems to not have accepted the switch.

Her sentiments are understandable. However, for her own success, she needs to accept the change, which offers its own opportunities and rewards, and focus on a successful partnership. Figure skating is like a business monopoly, with the federation being the only company in the country. The alternatives are to quit or to change employer in which case it means changing nationality. This applies to all countries, with different degrees of company investments and sponsorships and proportionate individual freedom.

I wish her and her new partnership great success.

eta. I don't wish to and won't continue discussion of a different team on this thread, which is about Peng and Jin.
 
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I am so so looking forward to Cup of China to see Peng Cheng shine in her and Jin's programs. I just can't wait! Peng is extremely capable. I noticed her tremendous skills even when she first appeared with Zhang at Trophee EricBompard, I think 2012. Oh! I just can't wait!
 

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I am so so looking forward to Cup of China to see Peng Cheng shine in her and Jin's programs. I just can't wait! Peng is extremely capable. I noticed her tremendous skills even when she first appeared with Zhang at Trophee EricBompard, I think 2012. Oh! I just can't wait!
Me too. She's probabaly my favourite pairs skater to have come out of China. They were obviously trying to gel in their first season together, but I thought when Peng and Zhang got used to each more in their second season, the beauty of Peng's skating really started to shine. The Yellow River concerto LP was nothing ground breaking choreogrpahically by any means, but I was moved by her expressiveness every time they skated that program. Unfortunately things strarted to unravel in the following season. In a way I'm selfishly glad that the partner swap happened because there was always the worry over who the promising Peng could possibly be paired up with once Zhang is done with his career. But now she has a partner that she could potentially stay together for a long time and fulfill her poromise. I really hope P/J will go on to be successful.
 
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I just can't wait to see them at Cup of China. Their GP debut with the sassy program is so tantalizing already! :hap85:
 

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Me too. She's probabaly my favourite pairs skater to have come out of China. They were obviously trying to gel in their first season together, but I thought when Peng and Zhang got used to each more in their second season, the beauty of Peng's skating really started to shine. The Yellow River concerto LP was nothing ground breaking choreogrpahically by any means, but I was moved by her expressiveness every time they skated that program. Unfortunately things strarted to unravel in the following season. In a way I'm selfishly glad that the partner swap happened because there was always the worry over who the promising Peng could possibly be paired up with once Zhang is done with his career. But now she has a partner that she could potentially stay together for a long time and fulfill her poromise. I really hope P/J will go on to be successful.

I totally agree with you, Shine!

Those two programs choreographed by Lori Nichol - SP - 'Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon' and the LP - 'Yellow River Concerto' were masterpieces. They are my all time favorites!! I can still remember the costumes as well. That matching 'lime green/aqua' dress with sparkles looked absolutely gorgeous on Peng. I was totally blown away.

Now that Peng is paired with Jin, you can see she is skating with total confidence from the movements of her arms and landings on the throws. Her jumps were also spot on! Cup of China has finally come! Oh! I can't wait!
 

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These two are so much fun to watch skate together! Their SP is a fantastic vehicle for them, she in particular really lights up during it in a way I haven't seen before. Beautifully done! :love:
 

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It was really nice to watch them dong so well today. And even nicer to see Peng so happy and so confident on the ice. As sad as I was by the split, I knew Jin and Peng had the potential to work very well together. Seeing her hopping so happily really warmed my heart.
 

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That was absolutely marvelous today! I would have put them second behind Yu/Zhang, the British Euro guys think so too. I/M did have a glaring mistake, should have been sitting 3rd.

Peng was a completely different person today - one that I don't even recognise! In fact, I think she has turned into a beautiful, confident woman and a damn good pairs lady skater!! I love the new sassy Black glittery costume and the 'nail polish'!! The make up and nail polish gave Peng certain maturity and transformed her into a woman and hence, not a 'little' girl anymore. I also love her fully extended arms and poise in all her movements and Oh! her face, she was shinning throughout the entire routine - just glorious!!

That SP is my favorite SP of the season - funny, loads of choreography and Peng/Jin presented it with such charm and charisma! The elements were nailed with ease and accuracy, hopefully they'll score better at NHK for the same SP next week!!

All the best for the LP and kick butt!!
 

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Congrats on SILVER!!!! :hap10:

Looking at the field in NHK, a silver is doable which would mean a trip to the GPF :yahoo: A bronze would get them in too :peace:
 

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Wonderful to see these two shining :cheer: I'll be rooting for them to make the GPF!
 

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Congratulation on the success of their international debut. They show chemistry and personalities for such a new partnership and really shine. Well, it probably helped that they had been friends and team mates before pairing up.

Next stop, NHK! Then GPF!
 

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Well, what I can say? Wow, just wow! I had chills watching this LP. This piece of music suits them so so well.

What transformation on the part of Peng! Love love love her poise, grace and elegance on the ice. Her extended arms, hands, down to her fingertips! She is showing such class, confidence and elegance in all of her movements. She is a contender now, in the class of Sui, Yu, Ksenia S & Tatiana V. The landings on those throws, the running edge out of them, all should have +3 GOEs.

Also love the packaging on both of them. The costumes so fitting. Jin looking very handsome in white. Love the hair decoration on Peng, make up and nail polish!! That aqua green dress with white lacy flowers exudes romance. The chemistry between them just gives me chills down my back. Wow!!

Yes, I am rooting for them at least a Silver next week, and then GPF!!
 
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