InPics: China's Sui/Han win figure skating pairs title at Beijing Winter Olympics

2022-02-20 11:26:11 Source: Xinhua

Sui Wenjing/Han Cong of China celebrate after the figure skating pair skating free skating of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 19, 2022. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)


BEIJING, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- China's two-time world champions Sui Wenjing and Han Cong claimed the figure skating pairs title at the Beijing Winter Olympics here on Saturday.

Sui/Han led both short program and free skate, collecting 239.88 points in total for the victory, which was the ninth gold for Team China at Beijing 2022.

"It's a great pride for figure skating, and a brilliant performance of the Chinese pair," commented Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The PyeongChang silver medalists Sui/Han who missed the top honor by a mere 0.43 points in South Korea, finally fulfilled their dream at home to become the second Chinese pairs skaters winning the Olympic gold, after pairs couple Shen Yue and Zhao Hongbo, also coach of Sui/Han, awarded China its first Olympic gold of figure skating at Vancouver 2010.

Eugenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) took the silver on 239.25 and reigning European and world champions Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov of ROC bagged the bronze on 237.71.

The other Chinese pair Peng Cheng and Jin Yang, runners-up of the 2020 Four Continents Championships, finished fifth in 214.84.

Sui Wenjing (L)/Han Cong of China perform during the figure skating pair skating free skating of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 19, 2022. (Xinhua/Zhang Yuwei)

Sui Wenjing (front)/Han Cong of China perform during the figure skating pair skating free skating of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 19, 2022. (Xinhua/Zhang Yuwei)

Sui Wenjing (front)/Han Cong of China perform during the figure skating pair skating free skating of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 19, 2022. (Xinhua/Li Ga)

Sui Wenjing (R)/Han Cong of China perform during the figure skating pair skating free skating of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 19, 2022. (Xinhua/Zhang Yuwei)

Sui Wenjing (R)/Han Cong of China perform during the figure skating pair skating free skating of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 19, 2022. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)

Sui Wenjing (R)/Han Cong of China perform during the figure skating pair skating free skating of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 19, 2022. (Xinhua/Wang Yuguo)

Sui Wenjing (top)/Han Cong of China perform during the figure skating pair skating free skating of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 19, 2022. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)

Sui Wenjing (top)/Han Cong of China perform during the figure skating pair skating free skating of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 19, 2022. (Xinhua/Li Ga)

Sui Wenjing (L)/Han Cong of China perform during the figure skating pair skating free skating of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 19, 2022. (Xinhua/Li Ga)

Sui Wenjing (2nd R)/Han Cong (2nd L) of China celebrate during the figure skating pair skating free skating of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 19, 2022. (Xinhua/Cao Can)

Gold medalists Sui Wenjing (C, L)/Han Cong (C, R) of China, silver medalists Evgenia Tarasova (1st L)/Vladimir Morozov (2nd L) of ROC and bronze medalists Anastasia Mishina (2nd R)/Aleksandr Galliamov of ROC attend the awarding ceremony after the figure skating pair skating free skating of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 19, 2022. (Xinhua/Li Yibo)

[Editor: 刘品彤 ]
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