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Yu Xiaoyu
2016 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final Yu Xiaoyu Zhang Hao IMG 3568.jpg
Yu and Zhang in 2016
Personal information
Country represented China
Born (1996-01-02) January 2, 1996 (age 23)[1]
Beijing, China
Home townBeijing
Height1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
PartnerZhang Hao
Former partnerJin Yang
CoachHongbo Zhao, Bin Yao, Bing Han
Former coachYang Ding, Luan Bo
ChoreographerDavid Wilson
Former choreographerMarina Zueva, Zhang Wei
Skating clubBeijing Century Star FSC
ISU personal best scores
Combined total219.20
2017 Skate America
Short program75.58
2018 Winter Olympics
Free skate145.53
2017 Skate America

Yu Xiaoyu (Chinese: 于小雨; pinyin: Yú Xiǎoyǔ; Mandarin pronunciation: [y̌ ɕjàu ỳ]; born in Beijing) is a Chinese female pair skater. With current partner Zhang Hao, she is the 2016–17 Grand Prix Final silver medalist, 2017 Asian Winter Games champion and 2018 Chinese national champion. With former partner Jin Yang, she is a two-time (2014, 2015) World Junior champion, the 2012 World Junior silver medalist, the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics champion, the 2013–2014 JGP Final champion, and the 2016 Four Continents bronze medalist.

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  • ✪ 2012 U.S. Pairs Champions - Caydee Denney & John Coughlin
  • ✪ Yu/Jin Interview after their FS at the 2016 Chinese National Winter Games
  • ✪ Game of Thrones - Best Pairs in 2015-2016



Partnership with Jin Yang

Yu/Jin were paired together by their coaches in 2009.[2] They did on- and off-ice training from eight in the morning to five in the afternoon with a break in the middle.[2]

2010–11 season

Yu/Jin won the silver medal at the 2010 Chinese Nationals. They made their international debut during the 2010–11 season. They won bronze at JGP Cup of Austria and then won gold at Czech Skate. At the Junior Grand Prix Final, they won the bronze medal.

2011–12 season

Yu and Jin at 2011 Skate Canada
Yu and Jin at 2011 Skate Canada

The pair performed a quad twist at a national competition in 2011, when Yu was 15 and Jin was 17 years old (or 13 and 22).[2] They finished 7th at the 2011 Skate Canada and 6th at the 2011 Cup of China. They then won the bronze medal at their national championships. Yu/Jin competed at the 2012 World Junior Championships and won the silver medal behind teammates and training partners Sui Wenjing/Han Cong.

2012–13 season

In the 2012-13 season, Yu/Jin finished 4th in JGP Austria and 2nd in JGP Croatia in their JGP Events. They finished 5th at the JGP Final. Yu/Jin then competed at the 2013 World Junior Championships and finished 4th.

2013–14 season

Prior to the 2013-14 season, Yu/Jin changed coaches, moving from Luan Bo to Olympic pairs champion Zhao Hongbo, Yao Bin, and Han Bing. They won the gold medals in their JGP events at the 2013 JGP Latvia and 2013 JGP Estonia qualifying them to their fourth JGP Final in Fukuoka, Japan where they won the gold medal. Yu/Jin finished their perfect season by winning gold at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.

2014–15 season

In the 2014-15 season, Yu/Jin made their official senior debut on the Grand Prix circuit. They won a silver medal at the 2014 Cup of China and a bronze medal at the 2014 NHK Trophy, qualifying them for their first senior Grand Prix Final in Barcelona, Spain. At the Grand Prix Final they set new personal bests in both the short program and free skate to finish in 5th place. They then went on to win their second national title. With the surprise comeback of Pang/Tong, Yu/Jin were not given a spot to compete at the Four Continents Championships in Seoul and the World Championships in Shanghai, China. Instead, they were sent to the 2015 Winter Universiade where they won the gold medal. It was later announced that they would compete at the 2015 World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. Despite training senior program layouts for much of the season, they managed to successfully defend their Junior World title, winning both segments of the competition.

2015–16 season

Yu/Jin were assigned to Cup of China and NHK Trophy. They attempted their first throw quadruple salchow in competition at Cup of China and won a bronze medal. They then went on to win silver at 2015 NHK Trophy which helped qualify them for the 2015–16 Grand Prix Final in Barcelona. At the Final they placed 5th.[3]

At the 2016 Four Continents Championships, Yu/Jin to claim the bronze.[4]

Partnership with Zhang Hao

2016–17 season

On April 14, 2016, International Figure Skating magazine broke the news of Yu's new partnership with Zhang Hao. The Chinese Skating Association decided to switch partners between the two pairs of Peng/Zhang and Yu/Jin.[5][6] They took the silver medal at the 2016 Skate Canada and won gold at the 2016 Cup of China. At the 2016–17 Grand Prix Final in Marseille they won the silver medal behind Evgenia Tarasova / Vladimir Morozov.

2017–18 season

Yu/Zhang began their season at the 2017 Cup of Nice where they placed first.[7] In their first Grand Prix event of the season, Yu/Zhang placed second at the 2017 Cup of China after ranking second in both the short program and free skate.[8] In their second Grand Prix event at 2017 Skate America, Yu/Zhang again placed second after ranking second in both programs.[9] Their scores in both Grand Prix events have qualified Yu/Zhang for the 2017-18 Grand Prix Final.[10][10]


With Zhang Hao

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2018–19 Did not compete this season
  • Leon
    by Eric Serra

With Jin Yang

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
  • The Love of Death
    by Park Sei Joon

Competitive highlights

GP: Grand Prix; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With Zhang

Event 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19
Olympics 8th
Worlds 4th 7th
Four Continents 4th
GP Final 2nd 6th
GP Cup of China 1st 2nd
GP Skate Canada 2nd
GP Skate America 2nd WD
GP France WD
Asian Games 1st
Cup of Nice 1st
Chinese Champ. 1st

With Jin

Event 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16
Four Continents 3rd
GP Final 5th 5th
GP Cup of China 6th 2nd 3rd
GP NHK Trophy 3rd 2nd
GP Skate Canada 7th
Universiade 1st
International: Junior[21]
Junior Worlds 8th* 2nd 4th 1st 1st
Youth Olympics 1st
JGP Final 3rd 5th 5th 1st
JGP Austria 3rd 2nd 4th
JGP Croatia 2nd
JGP Czech Rep. 1st
JGP Estonia 1st
JGP Latvia 2nd 1st
Chinese Champ. 6th 4th 2nd 3rd 1st 3rd 1st
Chinese NG 7th 4th
*Placement removed as China was erroneously allowed one too many entries.


  1. ^ a b "Xiaoyu YU / Yang JIN: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Flade, Tatjana (March 7, 2012). "Xiaoyu Yu and Yang Jin on the rise". Golden Skate.
  3. ^ Xiong, Wei (12 February 2016). "Yu and Jin: 2015-16 a season for improvement". Golden Skate.
  4. ^ Flade, Tatjana (20 February 2016). "China's Sui and Han take third Four Continents title". Golden Skate.
  5. ^ "The Chinese fans are very unhappy...they took to Weibo in droves today to protest two of China's pairs teams being split and paired with different partners. The Federation has split Xiaoyu Yu and Jin Yang, the two-time World Junior champions, and Peng Cheng and Hao Zhang. Yu is now partnered with Zhang and Cheng will compete with Yang". International Figure Skating magazine (Facebook). April 14, 2016.
  6. ^ "Nelle notizie di aprile tiene banco la rivoluzione tra le coppie di artistico cinesi". NEVE ITALIA (in Italian). April 27, 2016.
  7. ^ "22nd INTERNATIONNAL CUP OF NICE 2017 - Senior Pairs". Nice Baie des Anges Association. October 15, 2017.
  8. ^ "ISU GP Audi Cup of China 2017 - Pairs". International Skating Union. November 4, 2017.
  9. ^ "ISU GP 2017 Bridgestone Skate America - Pairs". International Skating Union. November 25, 2017.
  10. ^ a b "China eyed over 9 athletes' ages". ESPN. Associated Press. February 14, 2011. Retrieved February 14, 2011.
  11. ^ "Xiaoyu YU / Hao ZHANG: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 3, 2017.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  12. ^ AbsoluteSkating [@absoluteskating] (25 March 2018). "#Milano2018 #WorldFigure Exhibition program - music & timing" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  13. ^ "Xiaoyu YU / Hao ZHANG: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 10, 2017.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  14. ^ "Xiaoyu YU / Yang JIN: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 27, 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  15. ^ "Xiaoyu YU / Yang JIN: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 3, 2015.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  16. ^ "Xiaoyu YU / Yang JIN: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 21, 2014.
  17. ^ "Xiaoyu YU / Yang JIN: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 20, 2013.
  18. ^ "Xiaoyu YU / Yang JIN: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 19, 2012.
  19. ^ "Xiaoyu YU / Yang JIN: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 14, 2010.
  20. ^ "Competition Results: Xiaoyu YU / Hao ZHANG". International Skating Union.
  21. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Xiaoyu YU / Yang JIN". International Skating Union.

External links

Media related to Yu Xiaoyu at Wikimedia Commons

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