The well known Chinese couple Zhang/Zhang decided to end their partnership. Yao Bin has stated that because of Dan's increase in height and weight, Hao had to put a higher effort in their routine. On the other side Dan want to pursue her education and for that had decided to retire from competitive skating.
Hao is going to compete at least for other two seasons untill Winter Games, as he stated, with 16 years old Peng Cheng.
So this is a time for saying farewell to a great couple, silver medallists in Torino 2006 and few times world medallists. I wish them the best luck for their future inside and outside the figure skating world.
Here is the video of their free skate at 2006 Olympic Games where Dan found the strenght of going on after a tremendous fall on a throw quad salchow to end up with a silver medal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yemYXpZEnXg&feature=related