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Sui Wenjing/Han Cong to compete in ISU Figure Skating Grand Prix Cup of China

2020-10-15 14:53:00 Xinhuanet

CHONGQING, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- World champions Sui Wenjing/Han Cong will take part in the ISU Figure Skating Grand Prix Cup of China, which begins on Nov. 6 in Chongqing, the organizing committee confirmed here on Thursday.

Defending champions Sui/Han and runners-up Peng Cheng/Jin Yang are keen to show their best in the pairs competition, while Jin Boyang, two-time bronze medalist at the world championships, and Yan Han will perform in the men's competition.

Young skater Chen Hongyi will compete in the ladies' competition, while Wang Shiyue/Liu Xinyu and Chen Hong/Sui Zhuoming are slated to take part in the ice dance.

"The Cup of China is a very precious chance for us as we have few competitions this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chinese team is now working hard to make preparations in Beijing. All the skaters will try their best in Chongqing," said Zhao Hongbo, the head coach of the Chinese figure skating team.

The ISU announced in August that the Grand Prix event of the season 2020/21 will become a domestic-run event because of the pandemic.

The Cup of China is the third stop of the Grand Prix series. The Grand Prix will open the season at Skate America on Oct. 23, while the second stop in Ottawa, Canada has just been canceled.

Chongqing had hosted the Cup of China last year. Enditem

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