BEIJING, 15 February (BelTA - Xinhua). - China's Wang Shiyue and Liu Xinyu ranked 12th on Monday to set China's best result in the ice dance at Winter Olympics.
China's sole ice dance representatives in this Olympic Winter Games, Wang and Liu, scored 111.01 points in the free dance, which added to their rhythm dance score of 73.41 to rank the Chinese duo 12th on 184.42 overall.
Before Wang and Liu's performance on Monday, the country's best result in ice dancing was when Han Bing and Yang Hui finished 18th at Albertville 1992.
Wang and Liu, both 27 years old, were also the sole ice dancing couple from Asia to have advanced to the free dance, as 20 out of 23 couples rounded up the qualification and Japan's Misato Komatsubara and Tim Koleto finished 22nd in the rhythm dance.