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The Chinese Skating Association (CSA) was founded in 1956. It hosts the annual Chinese Figure Skating Championships and the Cup of China.

Chinese Skating Association
Sportfigure skating
JurisdictionChina
AbbreviationCSA
Founded1956
AffiliationInternational Skating Union
HeadquartersBeijing
China

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Notable people in Chinese figure skatingEdit

ISU Events Hosted by ChinaEdit

In 2003 the Cup of China became a Grand Prix event sanctioned by the International Skating Union.

Focus on JumpsEdit

In the 1990s Yao Bin focused on the throw quad salchow for his pairs students like Shen and Zhao.[2] Chinese men like Guo Zhengxin, Li Chenjiang and Zhang Min focused on such jumps as the quad salchow and quad toe loop.

Age controversyEdit

In February 2011, pairs skaters Sui Wenjing and Han Cong's ages became the subject of controversy. Although his ISU bio lists Han as born on August 6, 1992, a Chinese website suggests he was born in March 1989.[3] This would mean that during the 2010-11 season he is too old for junior events.[3] His partner's age also came under scrutiny. Her ISU bio states that she was born on July 18, 1995 but the Chinese website suggests she was born on May 7, 1997, making her 12 and thus, too young to compete in junior events during the 2009–10 season, including the 2010 World Junior Championships, as well as senior Grand Prix events during the 2010–11 season.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://en.radio86.com/health-and-sports/sports/rise-chinese-figure-skating
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-01-13. Retrieved 2010-12-11.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b c "China eyed over 9 athletes' ages". Associated Press. ESPN. February 14, 2011. Retrieved February 14, 2011.

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