Li Zijun

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Chinese figure skater Li Zijun (Chinese: 李子君; pinyin: Lǐ Zǐjūn) was born on Dec 14, 1996 in Changchun, China.

Her name can be pronounced as Ztze - Juen two separate word in Chinese Mandarin, and she shares the surname Li as the legendary Bruce Lee :) Hope she will become the next big star for China, as well... they could really do with one!

Biographical Information​


ISU Bio:
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00012687.htm

Icenetwork Bio:
http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/zijun_li

Wikipedia Entry:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Zijun

Tracings.net Entry
http://tracings.net/li-ziju.html

Social Media​



Her Baidu (Chinese Wiki)
http://baike.baidu.com/view/2816812.htm

Her fans weibo
http://www.weibo.com/u/1528896735

Her instagram
http://instagram.com/lizijunn


June 2016 Update​



Personal Best Total Score184.52ISU World Championships 2016
Personal Best Score Short Program65.39ISU World Championships 2016
Personal Best Score Free Skating127.54World Championships 2013



PROGRAMS​



2015-16
SP "Clair de Lune" and "La Polka de Paris" performed by Patrick Doyle
FS the soundtrack of The Artist by Ludovic Bource

2016 Worlds SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6UWjOHEYJU
2016 Worlds FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPSqkQcXnI0

2016 Four Continents SP, HD by sabinfire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaQ5BytkDrE
2016 Four Continents FS, HD by sabinfire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwtCU7RC5mo

2016 Winter Games SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQxKUVUnp-k
2016 Chinese Winter Games FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcC7Ek6_dcU

2015 NHK SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cwwjr_TJG-I
2015 NHK FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXJEWupFEEw

2015 Cup of China SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbiQS2ucVWY
2015 Cup of China FS, HD by sabinfire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVCYlnVJrbI

2014-15
SP "Waltz of the Flowers" from The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky
FS "Moon River" by Johnny Mercer and Henri Mancini

2015 World Team Trophy SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mudB-pmZuTM
2015 World Team Trophy FS HD by sabinfire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2jE7HHy2qY

2015 Worlds SP, HD by sabinfire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eJLWTbWd40
2015 Worlds FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCF396EB9-U

2015 Four Continents SP, HD by sabinfire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89laXzqCtqE
2015 Four Continents FS, HD by sabinfire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wTVz3bJsek

2015 Chinese Nationals SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxmJWrlKOOQ
2015 Chinese Nationals FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kVG4IAg34c

2014 NHK SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AdrCDQ48sA
2014 NHK FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiMCQf_-rcE

2014 Cup of China SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJvTHYLWFUQ
2014 Cup of China FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeRcUGlHktA

2014 Chinese Grand Prix SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arWDW16_ugM

2013-14
SP Tango by J. Plaza
FS Coppélia by Léo Delibes

2014 Worlds SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jRq-DTPYcw
2014 Worlds FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b4xYeGXENw

2014 Four Continents SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu2-csWr4FA
2014 Four Continents FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY-MguFxjmM

2013-14 Chinese Nationals SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tctO0rgx4zc

2013 Cup of China SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RIHLll60d8
2013 Cup of China FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcI7L2okdaI

2012-13
SP "Dark Eyes"
FS Sleeping Beauty by Tchaikovsky

2013 World Team Trophy SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwTYIvJG1Zs
2013 World Team Trophy FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROfU_5IW-_g

2013 Worlds SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFocVXvROEo
2013 Worlds FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cE08JbyhVo

2013 Four Continents SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPloGjG17bc
2013 Four Continents FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSt1SgO0MIM

2012 NHK SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpXabmgiub8
2012 NHK FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaozCxg-4qM

2012 Cup of China SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IZwcoUHKeI
2012 Cup of China FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcBAHYM4178


2011-12
SP the soundtrack of The Addams Family
FS "Until the Last Moment" by Yanni

2012 Junior Worlds SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozTiPR1Spds
2012 Junior Worlds FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJtNJObfQ_Q

2012 Youth Olympic Games FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KL-jW-rdZ8k

2012 Chinese Winter Games SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BIsy-LvpbY
2012 Chinese Winter Games FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6B8FqAas3c
EX
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn82BOJjQmQ

2011 JGPF SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uda41iT6nVw
2011 JGPF FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ_kWGkcNag

2011 JGP Austria SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mSlpS5u7QA
2011 JGP Austria FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rKSGBUR0dU

2011 JGP Volvo Cup SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uTkzMdvNuU
2011 JGP Volvo Cup FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe_NFRYmF2Q

2010-11
SP the UP soundtrack by Michael Giacchino
FS "Until The Last Moment" by Yanni

2011 Junior Worlds FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqxLwUDI8P8

2011 Chinese Nationals fancam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-RAUW9IME8

2010 JGPF SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IMY0yeYZLA
2010 JGPF FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNcUYwZQbn0

2010 JGP Austria SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWRfN1ia3DI
2010 JGP Austria FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OeQ68AWN84


2009-2010
SP East of Eden
FS

Sep. 2009 National Competition SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QTZwMmLrbc

2008-2009
SP
FS Medley from Snow White soundtrack

2009 National Games LP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2O9njREr_E







Competitive History
CompetitionSPLPFinal
Season 2015-2016​
2016 World Championships
111211 (184.52)
2016 Four Continents Championships
81110 (167.88)
2016 Chinese National Games
111 (189.07)
2015 NHK Trophy
6107 (166.40)
2015 Cup of China599 (159.13)
Season 2014-2015​
2015 World Team Trophy775 (Team)
2015 World Championships6119 (165.22)
2015 Four Continents Championships545 (175.92)
2015 Chinese National Championships111 (161.88)
2014 Cup of China566 (152.62)
Season 2013-2014​
2014 World Championships161717 (150.34)
2014 Olympic Winter Games111414 (168.30)
2014 Four Continents Championships233 (181.56)
2013 Cup of China81010 (138.98)
Season 2012-2013​
2013 World Team Trophy945 (Team)
2013 World Championships1247 (183.85)
2013 Four Continents Championships1045 (170.42)
2013 Volvo Open Cup111 (160.10)
2013 Chinese National Championships111 (175.10)
2012 NHK Trophy344 (174.11)
2012 Cup of China555 (160.06)
Season 2011-2012​
2012 Triglav Trophy111 (153.87)
2012 World Junior Championships655 (157.31)
2012 Youth Olympic Games323 (157.70)
2012 Junior Grand Prix Final644 (146.53)
2011 JGP Austria222 (156.40)
2011 Volvo Cup [JGP]122 (148.19)
Season 2010-2011​
2011 World Junior Championships8109 (139.81)
2011 World Junior Championships - Preliminary Round33 (PR)
2011 Chinese National Championships121 (154.29)
2011 Junior Grand Prix Final543 (149.82)
2010 Czech Skate [JGP]544 (148.26)
2010 Cup of Austria [JGP]533 (144.76)
Season 2009-2010​
2010 Chinese National Championships2 (128.76)
Season 2007-2008​
2008 Chinese Junior National Championships111 (110.60)


EXHIBITIONS AND GALAS​


2015 Cup of China EX "The Water is Wide"Wide"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w0fLEOyuAI

2015 World Championships - "I dreamed a dream " Tidus Theme by sabinfire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zw19B2J-O4

2015 Artistry on Ice "Dance With Me" with Javier Fernandez
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ2WzWttjR0

2015 - Artistry on Ice in Beijing, "The Water is Wide"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEr8sNdhehI

2015 - Artistry on Ice, "I Dreamed a Dream"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YcTWTX-BO8

2015 Four Continents EX HD by sabinfire, "Dreamed a Dream""
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zboJc6OIQG4

2014 NHK EX "I Dreamed a Dream"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lT4HWv0-MeE

2014 Limelight by Mantovani Orchestra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47-GIjZyG6E

2014 Artistry on Ice, " You Are My Destiny"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooHWVIr9UVI

2014 with Yan Han, "You Are My Destiny"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgJFOR8Oeso

2014 Four Continents EX Overture to the Sound of Music soundtrack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7X0uz1OuRs

2013 Worlds EX "Expressing Yourself" by Billy Elliot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9dKoWHO99c

2012 Artistry on Ice "Legend"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieq_DV6oy2Q

2012 NHK EX "Expressing Yourself" by Billy Elliot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnX_um81Q14

2012 Junior Worlds EX "A Spoonful of Sugar" from the Mary Poppins soundtracksoundtrack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFLSOSKB60w

2010 Art on Ice, UP soundtrack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsvBo8rv374

2010 Cup of China EX UP soundtrack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkvzlLYP_F0

2009 Spring competition EX - Somewhere over the Rainbow - She is twelve years old here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2O9njREr_E


Golden Skate Articles​


June 2016 - "Zijun Li: ‘You will see the best of me’" By Wei Xiong
http://www.goldenskate.com/2016/06/zijun-li-2/

April 2015 - Zijun Li Aims for Strong Comeback
http://www.goldenskate.com/2015/04/zijun-li/

Other Articles and Media​



Feb. 2016 - Chinese "My Documentary, 'Ballet on Skates'"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6ykBIgauDM
Jan. 2016 - Interview at National Games
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okKco2Eb3jA

Jan. 2014 "Thank You Mom" TV show with Zijun Li
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHtATwJhJD4

March 2013 - J-Sports Interview at Worlds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6KAyZ5FcnE

Jan. 2012 - Zijun Li and Han Yan at Youth Olympic Games interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE15OlRShtA

Original Post by OS, November 25, 2012​


ZiJun put on a life time best at the recent NHK 2012 and brought best results for Chinese Ladies for over a decade at age 15 breaking the key 170 barrier with a total score of 174.11.

She had the 2nd highest TES score at her FS with the biggest jump combination 3F+3T of the day where she received good GOEs and 10.60
She ranked 2nd in TES for her SP as well where she had a 3T3T combo, 2nd highest combo only to Akiko's 3T3T.

Her choreographers includes
- Karen Kwan
- 2011/2012 SP Jiang Hailan, LP David Wilson.
- Current season Jiang Hailan SP "Dark eyes", Lori Nichol LP "Sleeping Beauty".

Her favourite skater is
- Yuna Kim

Her Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Zijun

Her Baidu (Chinese Wiki)
http://baike.baidu.com/view/2816812.htm

Her own weibo (Chinese twitter/blog)
http://t.qq.com/lizijunangel

Her fans weibo
http://www.weibo.com/u/1528896735
http://q.weibo.com/914651

Her instagram
http://instagram.com/lizijunn

Obviously she is still very young, and physically she is not quite there yet (power, speed, strength etc) but there's a quiet sweetness and serenity about her skating that I really like and is a lovely foundation to build upon. With more life experience her expressions will improve (just like the Russian super babies). She along with BingWa and KeXing are the Chinese skating future for the ladies. Hope they will do well.
 
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naan

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Thanks for the information, os168!
I really like Li Zijun. Her jumps look great, she's very pretty and lovely on the ice :love:
She reminds me of 16-year-old young Yuna who was very pure, endearing, and fragile. I think she has a lot of potential. Hope she can be on the podium soon.
 

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The information of her choreographer is out of date. Karen Kwan was her choreographer in season 2008-2011.
In 2011/2012 her SP was choreographed by Chinese choreographer Jiang Hailan and LP by David Wilson.
In this season, Jiang Hailan choreographed her SP "Dark eyes" and Lori Nichol choreographed her LP "Sleeping Beauty".
 

miki88

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The information of her choreographer is out of date. Karen Kwan was her choreographer in season 2008-2011.
In 2011/2012 her SP was choreographed by Chinese choreographer Jiang Hailan and LP by David Wilson.
In this season, Jiang Hailan choreographed her SP "Dark eyes" and Lori Nichol choreographed her LP "Sleeping Beauty".

No wonder her LP choreography seems so generic. I think Karen Kwan was a better choreographer for her. Loved the program she did to the "Up" soundtrack. :)
 

OS

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The information of her choreographer is out of date. Karen Kwan was her choreographer in season 2008-2011.
In 2011/2012 her SP was choreographed by Chinese choreographer Jiang Hailan and LP by David Wilson.
In this season, Jiang Hailan choreographed her SP "Dark eyes" and Lori Nichol choreographed her LP "Sleeping Beauty".

Thank you, someone need to update her Baidu :)
I will correct the intro post.
 

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I think i have became fan of her too. Her jump is great and she sell the program well + she is super cuteeeee.
 

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Li is very pretty. Oh well... many ladies figure skaters are pretty. There is a softness in her and her skating. Hope she continue improving and podium in the Worlds in future. It will be good for China to have a world class lady figure skater. It will help to promote figure skating in China. Good luck Li. See you more often in the grand prix competitions and world stage.
 

xiangfuzi

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Zijun has just won her third Nationals in Dec 21 with a total score of 175.10 points.
 

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Thank you for posting xiangfuzi!

Is there by chance, a video of her Chinese Nationals programs?
 

OS

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Zijun has just won her third Nationals in Dec 21 with a total score of 175.10 points.

Thank you for this information.

I found some ZiJun's National Grand Prix skates vids

SP
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDUyNzMxMjk2.html

LP
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDUzMjAwNjEy.html
(2A+3T upgraded content from NHK where she just did a 2A)

She is due for a B event Volvo Open Cup in Jan 2013

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I wish the best for ZiJun in 2013, i had a dig around my youtube archive and found this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASMAnCQaFVM

It seems China has always expected her to be #1. This clip was back in 2010 looking on wards to 2011 (Year of Rabbit). Where she she was with her coach Li MingZhu at the CCTV Chinese new year end program. They were asked to pick a word to describe their hope for the future. Zijun picked the word "Fulfillment", Mingzhu picked "Work", the two word together makes the term "Success". They have certainly had achieved great success for China 2 years on.

Well done!!
 
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xiangfuzi

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Thank you for this information.

I found some ZiJun's National skates vids

SP
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDUyNzMxMjk2.html

LP
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDUzMjAwNjEy.html
(2A+3T upgraded content from NHK where she just did a 2A)

She is due for a B event Volvo Open Cup in Jan 2012

-------------------

I wish the best for Zijun in 2013, i had a dig around my youtube archive and found this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASMAnCQaFVM

It seems China has always expected her to be #1. This clip was back in 2010 looking on wards to 2011 (Year of Rabbit). Where she she was with her coach Li MingZhu at the CCTV Chinese new year end program. They were asked to pick a word to describe their hope for the future. Zijun picked the word "Fulfillment", Mingzhu picked "Work", the two word together makes the term "Success". They have certainly had achieved great success for China 2 years on.

Well done!!

These videos are not in National Championships as I mentioned but in National Grand Prix in Sep 20-21.
In National Championships, Zijun cleaned SP and almost cleaned LP except 3S1T<<1lo while all other single skaters made at least three mistakes in two programs due to the terrible quality of the ice surface.
There is no video of Zijun's programs in NC yet. Someone shooted videos but it takes time to upload them onto the web. I will update the video links as soon as they upload.
This is a fragment of SP in news report.
http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/Eo06GufbVBI/
 

OS

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These videos are not in National Championships as I mentioned but in National Grand Prix in Sep 20-21.
In National Championships, Zijun cleaned SP and almost cleaned LP except 3S1T<<1lo while all other single skaters made at least three mistakes in two programs due to the terrible quality of the ice surface.
There is no video of Zijun's programs in NC yet. Someone shooted videos but it takes time to upload them onto the web. I will update the video links as soon as they upload.
This is a fragment of SP in news report.
http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/Eo06GufbVBI/

Anhh thanks for the correction. I didn't realise there's a National Grandprix... I will make correction!
 
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