Xuehan Wang & Lei Wang | Golden Skate

Xuehan Wang & Lei Wang

Ilvskating

Final Flight
Joined
Dec 30, 2010
Pair skaters Wang Xuehan (Chinese: 王雪涵) & Wang Lei (simplified Chinese: 王磊; traditional Chinese: 王磊) represent China. Xuehan was born on Jun 1, 1998 in Beijing, China, while Lei was born on July 11, 1988 in Harbin, China.

They are the 2016 Chinese National champions.

This pair stands out from the crowd. She has such amazing charisma and natural performing ability, she just grabs my attention at the first sight. The pair has great chemistry. I'm falling in love with this pair, and I expect to see great things happen to them.

Anybody feels the same way?

May 2016 Update​




Their ISU biography
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00014338.htm

Their icenetwork biography
http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/team/wang_wang

Wang Lei's Wikipedia
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Lei_(figure_skater)

Their tracings.net entry:
http://tracings.net/wangx-wang.html


Personal Best Total Score186.76ISU GP Audi Cup of China 2015
Personal Best Score Short Program69.36ISU GP Audi Cup of China 2015
Personal Best Score Free Skating118.72ISU GP Trophee Bompard 2014


Programs

2015-16
SP Romance; choreo by David Wilson
LP My Fair Lady by Frederick Loewe; choreo by David Wilson

SP was not competed
2016 Team Challenge Cup FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyvmD-0Tf-4

2016 Worlds SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWjyVDVcVCM
2016 Worlds FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmeKev1ttTA

2016 Chinese Winter Games SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SGvB0jU4SI
2016 Chinese Winter Games FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNVerAU859g

2015-2016 Chinese Nationals SP
http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/mwMqqqfx0D4/
2015-2016 Chinese Nationals FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYKZlOvh8Qg

2015 Cup of China SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm4DOUTwr3M
2015 Cup of China FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhGsjtARwkc

2015 Skate America SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zpVA6JL-mE
2015 Skate America FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JYvDxKfmOs

2014-15
SP Romance
FS My Fair Lady by Frederick Loewe

May 2015 Chinese Spring Nationals SP
Took second place in the competition
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E9niZ56oToc

May 2015 Chinese Spring Nationals FS
They took second place overall
http://chnfs.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/protocal_NationalChampionship-2015_BEIJING.pdf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJI0sZ4LgBU

2014 TEB SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcsiDNVvTpM
2014 TEB FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ywnmR8Nh88

Sept. 2014 Chinese National Grand Prix SP
They took fourth place
protocol http://chnfs.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/2014_NC-GP_Protocol.pdf
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rEBnY03Q1WA

Sept. 2014 Chinese National Grand Prix FS
They took fourth place
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7gfF9JcGDo


2013-14
SP "Carnival of the Animals" (chamber version) from The Swan by Philippe Entremont, Gaby Casadesus and Yo-Yo Ma
FS Singin' in the Rain

April 2014 Chinese Spring Nationals SP
They took third place with a score 172.12
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikHrD62ICC0

April 2014 Chinese Spring Nationals FS
They took third place with a score 172.12
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wOxy3hW1uBI

Dec. 2013 Winter Chinese Nationals FS
4th place overall (SP - 5, FS - 4)
http://chnfs.org/wp-content/uploads/events/2013nc5/CAT134RS.HTM
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0Y-N3X9yeII

2013 Cup of China SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF7_dou1L6g
2013 Cup of China FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5VvJSqAQOw



Competitive History





CompetitionSPLPFinal
Season 2015-2016​
2016 Team Challenge CupNA (-)6 (118.78)3 (Team)
2016 World Championships15 (57.32)14 (111.33)15 (168.65)
2015-2016 Chinese Winter Games2 (74.54 1)2 (132.54)2 (207.08)
2015-2016 Chinese Nationals1 (69.17)1 (117.28 )1 (186.45)
2015 Cup of China
4 (69.36)4 (117.40)4 (186.76)
2015 Skate America
3 (64.95)6 (106.82)5 (171.77)
Season 2014-2015​
2014-2015 Chinese National Championships2 (62.57)2 (123.15)2 (185.72)
2014 Trophée Eric Bompard3 (63.25 )4 (118.72)3 (181.97 )
Season 2013-2014​
2013-2014 Chinese National Championships5 (55.21)4 (100.79)4 (156.00)
2014 Cup of China5 (57.16)4 (115.19)4 (172.35)
2012-2013 Chinese National Championships433 (139.42)

Exhibitions​


2016 Team Challenge Cup EX
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSIENzLIEN0

2015 Cup of China
"The Prayer" by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6ZnMioP8Kk

2015 Skate America
"The Prayer" by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCAu3lD6zC0

2013 Cup of China
"Wishing you Were Somewhere Here Again" from Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkVVFKzpPD0

Articles, Threads, Media​


Nov. 2013 Golden Skate fanThread: ,"Xuehan Wang/ Lei Wang: A Pair to Watch"
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sh...g-Lei-Wang-a-pair-to-watch&highlight=lei+wang


Nov. 2014 Icenetwork TEB Reports from Icenetwork where Wang & Wang won their first GP medal.
FS. http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014...bova-klimov-buttress-lead-to-bag-bompard-gold
SP. http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/11/21/102099358/warriors-stolbova-klimov-conquer-bordeaux-short

January 2015 Interview in Absolute Skating
"Xuehan Wang and Lei Wang: Pair skating is very interesting!" By Bailu Xu
http://www.absoluteskating.com/index.php?cat=interviews&id=2015wangwang
 
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Figuring

Rinkside
Joined
Feb 27, 2012
Yes, I like them. I first saw them last year when they just began the cooperation for one year. At that time they already looked incredibly good. The girl used to be noticed as a promising single skater featuring in excellent presentation several years ago when she was about ten or twelve. But in the following years she has been struggled to finish a triple loop or Flip or Lutz. It's quite a surprising news that she finally decided to swift to pairs and pair with Lei Wang. They are quite fortunate because Hongbo Zhao began to work as a coach at the same year. Hope the new group can make progress with the new coach.
 

Barb

Record Breaker
Joined
Oct 13, 2009
wow, I had not seen them before, but they are great, and I love their sp :clap:
 

Ilvskating

Final Flight
Joined
Dec 30, 2010
CoC is the first time I saw them skating, and in fact, the first time I ever saw Xuehan at all. I saw Lei Wang with ex partner but didn't pay much attention before. Lucky girl to get a good start from the very beginning in pair skating.
 

hippomoomin

Record Breaker
Joined
Oct 30, 2012
They definitely earned their spot at COC and I am glad they did. Their name was not on the entries till about month ago. Finally coach Yao Bin proved his choice was not bad at all, even the pairing of Peng/Zhang.
 

icekiwi

On the Ice
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Jan 10, 2007
Yes, I agree. She has such a cute face. Such a joyful smile on her face. Lovely chemistry and connection between her and partner throughout the program. Chinese teams used to be criticised for lack of artistry but these new young ones are showing such chemistry, artistry and interpretation of music. Of course, all the technical elements are to die for as well. Very impressed with all of them - Peng/Zhang, Wang/Wang and Sui/Han. The girls are rather small in stature but the guys do such a good job in watching them and holding them through the technical elements. Also loved how Peng/Zhang is developing. Zhang who used to skate with Dan Zhang is now doing a great job in growing his young partner. You can tell he is so sweet towards her being the experienced skater. If you listen to the British commentary which is my favorite commentators, they praised the way Peng has so grown in her posture & carriage.
 

cornell08

Final Flight
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May 10, 2009
Are Sui/Han coached by another coach, or is Yao Bin still the Chinese pairs programs head coach? It'll be interesting to see how the politicking goes for the 2nd spot-- I prefer Peng/Zhang for this Olympics. But I see Wang/Wang or Yu/Jin outshining both P/Z and S/H-- just prefer the pairs with better lines/extension.
 

dorispulaski

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Hongbo Zhao is now very involved with coaching these younger pairs. He was at the boards with Peng & Zhang. I expect that some of the improvements the young teams have had is due to his work, both on the ice, and in structuring their days.

Wang & Wang's Singing in the Rain program was such fun.

And Peng & Zhang's quadrupe twist is amazing, as is her run out in throw jumps, and the distance she gets in them.

Sui & Han have better basic skating than they did before her injury.
 

Ilvskating

Final Flight
Joined
Dec 30, 2010
Yes, Hongbo Zhao is the Chief coach of pairs, coaching all national team pairs except P/T. He is responsible for all the training but he said he also consult with Bin Yao. Coach Bin Yao is the Coach-General (?) for figure skating. The training strategies are definitely different under Hongbo with new emphases on details and program compositions. Hongbo said sometimes the skaters feel impatient as they thought that they've done good enough while Hongbo still trying to correct small details. I guess they would give it a second thought after seeing what the pay-off those "nit-picking" have.
 

Ilvskating

Final Flight
Joined
Dec 30, 2010
Are Sui/Han coached by another coach, or is Yao Bin still the Chinese pairs programs head coach? It'll be interesting to see how the politicking goes for the 2nd spot-- I prefer Peng/Zhang for this Olympics. But I see Wang/Wang or Yu/Jin outshining both P/Z and S/H-- just prefer the pairs with better lines/extension.

China now has a transparent rule for olympic selection. one best domestic event result (30%)+ one best international (70%) . Although there have been media coverage favoring P/Z, Hongbo said recently that the rules will be followed strictly, whoever score higher gets to go.

Right now P/Z had a better domestic score, S/H higher international score, with P/Z having higher total. But S/H was seriously injured during the national GP, so they should have an improved national score later on. It's hard to tell right now. It will lay out clearer after NHK.
 

Mrs. P

Uno, Dos, twizzle!
Joined
Dec 27, 2009
Hongbo Zhao is now very involved with coaching these younger pairs. He was at the boards with Peng & Zhang. I expect that some of the improvements the young teams have had is due to his work, both on the ice, and in structuring their days.

Wang & Wang's Singing in the Rain program was such fun.

And Peng & Zhang's quadrupe twist is amazing, as is her run out in throw jumps, and the distance she gets in them.

Sui & Han have better basic skating than they did before her injury.

So amazing how improved all the Chinese pairs are! I seriously have enjoyed all their performances so far!

Wang & Wang were a real treat. Sui now has a rival in the "skating with joy and euphoria department" in Wang. :biggrin:
 

icekiwi

On the Ice
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Jan 10, 2007
Thank you Mrs. P. I agree. I have watched all the 'pairs' from Cup of China. Loved the Chinese teams - artistry & athleticism. I watched their performances over and over again. What a breathe of fresh air these young Chinese teams are. The expression on Wang's face - just gorgeous!! Peng's carriage & posture remind me so much of Xue Shen's - only a sign of great things to come! Peng is also so secure in all the landings of her throws - just great! The team that I found 'boring' unfortunately was Savchenko/Solkowy. Though they won gold - they were technically predictable and their artistry was 'OK'. I didn't see any 'sparkle' in their performance at all. They looked solemn and tentative . Have to force myself to watch the rest of S/S programs while I could watch 'Singing in the rain' over and over again. S/S LP's music had been used by Shen/Zhao in 2008 I believe and Shen/Zhao skated a far superior program.
 

Ilvskating

Final Flight
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Dec 30, 2010
Just learned that Xuehan Wang is the first figure skater paid by her parents instead of the government to reach National level! She belongs to a private Beijing skating club Shi ji xing, Centry Star Or Stars of the Centry. She was a single skater and had some decent results in national level competition when she was younger and just paired up with Lei Wang about a year ago! She was reportedly chosen as one of the girls to be sent to US but preferred not to go (don't know if this is true). instead she went to a normal school and train part time at her own expense. The part of school going is true for sure. It looks like she paired up with Lei Wang in May 2012, and likely has put school on hold.
 

breathesgelatin

Final Flight
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Dec 12, 2013
I think this pair is underrrated. Hard to believe given they medaled on both their GPs last year, but it's true. No one is really talking about them - the attention is on the other Chinese pairs, seems like. One thing I appreciate about this team versus the other pairs is Xuehan Wang's expressiveness. She really shows a lot of emotion in her face when she skates.
 

s_parks

Record Breaker
Joined
Sep 25, 2013
I think this pair is underrrated. Hard to believe given they medaled on both their GPs last year, but it's true. No one is really talking about them - the attention is on the other Chinese pairs, seems like. One thing I appreciate about this team versus the other pairs is Xuehan Wang's expressiveness. She really shows a lot of emotion in her face when she skates.

I guess the lack of attention last year couldn't be helped, really. China has a really deep field with the other pairs also giving quality performances. The fact that P/T came back for 4cc and worlds didn't help either. S/H and P/Z went to worlds, of course, and Y/J were eligible for junior worlds(though i'm still annoyed they couldn't go to senior w). W/W were not age eligible for junior worlds, and China doesn't do senior b's(unfortunately), so they kind of were forgotten, although they're easily one of the top 10 pairs in the world. Anyways, I'm glad they have two GPs again(though it's not a surprise if you consider their SB score ofc), and I just hope they skate amazing in those two events.
 

breathesgelatin

Final Flight
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Dec 12, 2013
I guess the lack of attention last year couldn't be helped, really. China has a really deep field with the other pairs also giving quality performances. The fact that P/T came back for 4cc and worlds didn't help either. S/H and P/Z went to worlds, of course, and Y/J were eligible for junior worlds(though i'm still annoyed they couldn't go to senior w). W/W were not age eligible for junior worlds, and China doesn't do senior b's(unfortunately), so they kind of were forgotten, although they're easily one of the top 10 pairs in the world. Anyways, I'm glad they have two GPs again(though it's not a surprise if you consider their SB score ofc), and I just hope they skate amazing in those two events.

Will be interesting to see who China sends to Worlds this year!
 

ginsengtea

Rinkside
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Jan 15, 2015
S/H and P/Z are a given and most likely will skip nats to prepare for 4CC and Worlds while Y/J and W/W will duke it out again. Y/J have more momentum at the moment and they're the reigning junior world champs again so sadly I doubt they'll send W/W anywhere unless Y/J bomb their gps and nationals. Point is, give four spots to the Chinese pairs already, they need it badly.
 
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