Yue Qingshuang (Chinese: 岳清爽; pinyin: Yuè Qīngshuǎng; born October 7, 1985 in Harbin, Heilongjiang; usually referred to in the media as Qingshuang Yue) is a Chinese curler. She currently plays second on the Chinese national team, skipped by Wang Bingyu.
|Yue Qingshuang |
|Born||October 7, 1985|
|Curling club||Harbin CC, |
|9 (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)|
|10 (2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)|
|Grand Slam victories||1 (Autumn Gold: 2010)|
As a coach, Yue guided the Chinese wheelchair curling team to a gold medal at the 2018 Winter Paralympics.
Yue played in her first international tournament at the 2002 Pacific Curling Championships. Yue skipped the Chinese team, despite having just curled for two years. The team finished the tournament with an 0–8 record.
Yue played in her second Pacific Championships in 2004, this time as the team's second. The team had a much better showing, winning a silver medal. After that, she was promoted to the third position on the team, and subsequently won the 2005 Pacific Junior Curling Championships. They then finished 9th at the 2005 World Junior Championships but improved on their record at the 2005 World Women's Curling Championship where they finished 7th.
At the 2005 Pacific Championships, the team won another silver, followed by another gold medal at the 2006 Pacific Juniors. However, their poor record at the 2005 World Juniors disqualified the team from returning to the 2006 tournament. The team was still in the 2006 Ford World Women's Curling Championship where it had a best ever 5th-place finish. Yue was back playing second on the team at this point.
The team won their first Pacific Curling Championships in 2006, followed by an Asian Winter Games bronze medal in 2007. The team failed to improve on their 5th place World Championship performance of 2006, placing in 7th place at the 2007 World Women's Curling Championship. They won another gold medal at the Pacific Championships, with Yue temporarily playing third. This was followed by a silver medal at the 2008 Ford World Women's Curling Championship, with Yue back at her normal second position.
The team won gold at the 2008 Pacific Curling Championships and at the 2009 Winter Universiade and they became World Champions at the 2009 Mount Titlis World Women's Curling Championship. At the 2010 Winter Olympics Yue and her teammates won the bronze medal, the first ever Olympic medal in curling for China.
2009 Gangneung World Championships
Wang Bingyu, Skip
Liu Yin, Third
Zhou Yan, Lead
Liu Jinli, Alternate
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 20, 2010. Retrieved February 20, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Li, Yingxue (2018-04-13). "A moment to cherish for coach". China Daily. Retrieved 2019-11-24.
- Yue Qingshuang on the World Curling Federation database
- Yue Qingshuang on the World Curling Tour database
- Yue Qingshuang on the CurlingZone database
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Yue Qingshuang". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.