Shen, Xue

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Shen, Xue Gender: F
born on 13 November 1978 at 03:30 (= 03:30 AM )
Place Harbin (Heilongjiang), China, 45n45, 126e39
Timezone CHAT h8e30 (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 20°03' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 25°14 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 09°57'

Xue Shen (at left, with Zhao Hongbo)
photo: David W. Carmichael, derivative work, license cc-by-sa-3.0


Chinese pair skater. With her partner and husband Zhao Hongbo, Shen is the 2010 Olympic champion, the 2002 & 2006 Olympic bronze medalist, a three-time (2002, 2003 & 2007) World champion, a three-time (1999, 2003 & 2007) Four Continents Champion and a six-time (1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2006 & 2009) Grand Prix Final champion.

Shen and Zhao were the first Chinese pair team to win a medal at an International Skating Union event and at the World Figure Skating Championships. In 2002, they became the first Chinese pair skating team to win a World Championship. They are also the first Chinese pair skaters to win a medal at the Winter Olympic Games. In 2010, they became the first Chinese skaters to win the gold medal at a Winter Olympic Games in any figure skating category, ending almost half a century of Russian and Soviet pair skating dominance.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Shen's father reported in Joy Goodwin's book, "The Second Mark: Courage, Corruption, and the Battle for Olympic Gold" (Simon and Schuster, 2007): "It was on such a night in November of 1980 that Shen Xue was born in the city hospital in Harbin. Her father, Shen Jie, stood at the window, watching the snow fall. 'She was born in the early morning, at about three-thirty. A light snow was falling,' he says. 'We didn't know what to call her. And after trying several names, we decided to call her Xue--which means: snow." NB: Perhaps the year of birth was published in this book as 1980 due to an error during translation, because subsequent references state she was born in 1978.


  • Vocation : Sports : Skating