Shang at the 2013 Chinese National Games
March 18, 1996 (age 19)
Xiong Jingbin, Zhang Xia
Shang Chunsong (Chinese: 商春松, pinyin: Shāng Chūnsōng, born March 18, 1996) is a senior elite Chinese gymnast from Hunan. She's a 2014 Asian Games gold, silver, and bronze medalist and 2014 World team medalist.
2012Shang's senior debut came in 2012. She competed with the Chinese team at the Pacific Rim Championships, winning silver with the team. She also placed fourth on bars and beam, and fifth in the all-around.
She was later named to the Chinese team for the Asian Championships. She won gold on balance beam and floor exercise, gold with the Chinese team, and bronze in the all-around. She also competed at the Chinese Individual Nationals, winning bronze in the all-around and gold on floor.
Shang made her 2013 debut at the Tokyo World Cup, where she placed fourth in the all-around, first on balance beam, and second on floor exercise. The following May, she won bronze with her team, silver in the all-around, and gold on beam and floor at the Chinese Nationals. In June, she competed at the Anadia World Cup, winning bronze on uneven bars (after a fall) and floor exercise and silver on balance beam.
In September, she competed at the Chinese National Games, winning bronze with her team and on balance beam, and gold in the all-around (tied with Yao Jinnan), and on bars and floor. She was named to the Chinese team for the World Championships soon after.
In qualifications, Shang competed in the third subdivision. She qualified sixth to the all-around and second to the balance beam final. Prior to the competition, Shang submitted a new skill to the FIG: a piked Hindorff on uneven bars, which was added to the Code of Points and named after her after qualifications. In the all-around, she fell on balance beam and finished eighth. In the balance beam final, she performed fourth. She hit a solid routine to score 14.133. She finished sixth.
After the World Championships, Shang was selected to compete at the Arthur Gander Memorial in late October and Swiss Cup in early November. She placed sixth in the all-around at the Gander Memorial, but did not make the semi-finals at the Swiss Cup.
At the Chinese Nationals in May, she won beam and floor gold, all-around and uneven bars silver, and team bronze. Over the summer, she was named to the Chinese team for the Asian Games and World Championships. At the Asian Games, she won team gold, all-around and floor exercise silver, and balance beam bronze (after a disappointing routine).
At the World Championships, she disappointingly did not qualify for the balance beam final, but helped the Chinese team qualify for the team final, and qualified for the all-around. Unfortunately, she suffered a fall on uneven bars and the team won silver behind the United States. She had the same mistake on bars in the all-around and finished twelfth.
Shang started off the season by winning uneven bars and balance beam gold at the São Paulo World Cup in May.
|2012||Pacific Rim Championships||2nd||5||4||4|
|Putian Asian Championships||1st||3rd||1st||1st|
|Chinese Individual National Championships||3rd||1st|
|2013||Tokyo World Cup||4||1st||2nd|
|Chinese National Championships||3rd||2nd||1st||1st|
|Anadia World Cup||3rd||2nd||3rd|
|Liaoning Chinese National Games||3rd||1st||1st||3rd||1st|
|Antwerp World Championships||8||6|
|Arthur Gander Memorial||6|
|2014||Chinese National Championships||3rd||2nd||2nd||1st||1st|
|Incheon Asian Games||1st||2nd||3rd||2nd|
|Nanning World Championships||2nd||12|
|2015||São Paulo World Cup||1st||1st|
2014 - "Gopala" by Mani Sharma
2014 (Asian Games & Worlds) - "Ghost of Sky" by Steed Lord