Pang and tong dating

01 Jul

China's Pang Qing (left) and Tong Jian compete during the figure skating pairs free skating at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, on Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014.Chinese veterans Pang Qing and Tong Jian, silver medallists at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, turned their focus to their impending wedding after finishing just fourth at the Sochi Games.-- PHOTO: REUTERS SOCHI, Russia (AFP) - Chinese veterans Pang Qing and Tong Jian, silver medallists at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, turned their focus to their impending wedding after finishing just fourth at the Sochi Games.Pang and Tong, both 34, who started skating together as six-year-olds, are also a couple in life having got engaged last year when Tong proposed during an ice show in China.

He's currently writing his thesis, motivated by his thirst for knowledge.

"There are so many things to be learned other than just theory.

I wanted to broaden my perspective and observe more of what is out there to attain my goals." To help professional athletes prepare for life after sports, Tong's company has also joined the Chinese State General Administration of Sports in a policy-support program to ensure employment opportunities.

A disappointed Tong said they had put their wedding plans on hold until after the Winter Olympics, but they would now be retiring.

"We haven't planned our ceremony yet, as we've been focused on our training. "We're happy to have had the chance to skate our last performance at the Olympic Winter Games. We could have been more lucky if we won a medal." Pang added: "We performed every element as best as we can. "The audience was very enthusiastic and the people showed their appreciation for our performance." Over a career spanning 20 years, the 20 world champions have won every major title possible apart from the Olympic gold.