Partner for 15 years, finally realize the dream of Olympic champion!Sui wenjing/Han Cong: Show the best of us to the world

2022-05-02 0 By

Sui Wenjing and Han Cong won the gold medal in pairs free skating at the Beijing Winter Olympics on Feb 19.They had waited so long for this moment, and for once, they had no regrets.Figure skating, known as the “ballet on ice,” has always attracted fans because it is beautiful to watch.When it comes to figure skating, we have to say that China’s traditional strength – double skating.Previously, China had won a total of eight figure skating MEDALS in the history of the Winter Olympics, including six in pairs skating.In pairs skating, China has several legendary pairs making history.Shen xue and Zhao Hongbo have competed in four Winter Olympics, winning China’s first pair skating medal (bronze) at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games and gold at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.Pang Qing/Tong Jian won a silver medal in pairs skating at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics;When Zhang Dan and Zhang Hao won the silver medal at the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics, their “fall” and “hug” contributed to a classic scene in Olympic history.Now, sui Wenjing and Han Cong, two world champions, silver medalists in Pyeongchang and gold medalists in Beijing, have successfully carried the “torch” of pairs skating inheritance.Sui, who was born in 1995, and Han, who is three years older than her, are both from Harbin. Both started figure skating after watching Shen Xue/Zhao Hongbo perform at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.In 2007, 12-year-old Sui Wenjing met 15-year-old Han Cong, and the pair began skating together. Since then, they have never been apart, making them the longest-serving pairs skating pair in the world.Speaking of the group “green bucket” the name, also derived from their youth experience.”Green onion” is from the name of Han Cong, “bucket” is because sui Wenjing was small when she was a child, the body is rounded, far from the past no waist, like a “small bucket”.In the 2009-2010 season, Sui Wenjing and Han Cong participated in international competitions of the junior group, and won the world Grand Prix Final of the Junior Group and the World Junior Championships.This year, they emerged as a surprise on the world stage of figure skating.In the 2011-2012 season, the pair went unbeaten in one season and again defended the World Junior Championship.They are the only junior pair in the 200-point club, where eight pairs skaters have scored more than 200 points under the new scoring system introduced by the INTERNATIONAL Skating Federation in 2012.The following season, Sui/Han began to compete in the adult group and were selected to the national figure skating team.Sui Wenjing and Han Cong, who just moved into the senior group, won their first four continents championship in figure skating.In January 2014, the duo won the Four Continents Championship in Chinese Taipei with a new career-high score.Two people all the way, the distance from the Sochi Winter Olympics is getting closer and closer, however, sui Wenjing has been suffering from foot injury at this time can not insist on having to say goodbye to the Sochi Winter Olympics in advance.It wasn’t until the end of the 2015-2016 season that Sui returned from injury.A comeback, and they had four continents championship for the third time, and then in the world figure skating championships, to break through 230 points mark (232.06), the performance of the coronation crown, become after shen xue/zhao hongbo, qing pang/jian tong, pairs of China the third to win the world championship in the history of China.In 2020, Han Cong, who was also plagued by injuries for a long time, underwent hip surgery.As Han Cong has accompanied Sui Wenjing through the years of illness, this time for Sui Wenjing to accompany.For more than a decade, they supported each other through the darkest moments of sickness, glory and hardship.The road to your dream is never plain sailing, regret and unwillingness, Sui Wenjing and Han Cong have experienced.Four years ago, In the pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Sui Wenjing and Han Cong, who ranked first in the short program, competed in the pair free skating competition. Under pressure, they performed badly. They made mistakes in both jumps, and finally scored 153.08 points in the free skating.Only 0.43 points of the gap, and the gold medal regretfully brush past, Sui Wenjing said: “almost!This is our first Olympic Games, we played a relatively good level, but the gap is very small, it’s a pity, if the gap is big, we don’t feel like this now.We want to turn regret into motivation, take our better four years, the next four years the whole world is ours!”At 0.43, Sui wenjing and Han Cong spent four years trying to fill it out.After the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Sui underwent foot surgery again, and it was not until February 2019 that sui/Han Cong made their international comeback.Han Cong and Sui Wenjing finished second in the short program of pairs skating at the 2019 World Championships, nearly two points behind the Russian pair, but they turned the tables in the free skating with a flawless performance to win their second world title by setting two world records at the time.In the season leading up to the Beijing Olympics, Sui wenjing/Han Cong revived the song “Golden Bridge over Troubled River”, which was the soundtrack to their first world title in 2017.”When you’re tired and you feel small,” the song begins.When there are tears in your eyes, I will dry them for you.I’ll be there for you when you’re struggling and you don’t know anyone.Han cong once said that the show is like a bridge between the two, giving each other “support and strength like a bridge” when they are troubled by injuries.Coming to the Beijing Winter Olympics, they still gave each other the greatest strength and support, trust and encourage each other.Earlier in the team figure skating competition, Sui Wenjing and Han Cong had nothing to hold back. They scored 44.97 technical points and 37.86 performance points for a total of 82.83, setting a new world record for short program points in pairs skating.Sui Wenjing and Han Cong set a new world record in the pairs short program on Feb 18, ranking first and moving on to the free skating competition.The script is just like what it was four years ago, but this time there was no regret in the free skating. They wrote a new history with four years’ hard work and hard work.Photo: Xinhua