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The Amazing Race China 3
TARlogo-China (2nd)
Version China
Continents visited 4
Countries visited 10
Distance traveled 38,100 miles (61,300 km)
Starting line Beijing, China
Finish line Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Filming dates April 18, 2016 - TBD, 2016
Season run July 8, 2016 – September 16, 2016
Number of legs 10
Number of teams 8
Winning team Guo Jingjing & Huo Qigang
Runner(s)-up Jin Dachuan & Liu Chang
Liu Xiang & Xu Qifeng
Cast
极速前进中国版3
Opening Sequence
Series Chronology
Previous Season The Amazing Race 2 (China)
Next Season The Amazing Race China 4
Greeters

The Amazing Race China 3 is the third installment of the reality competition series The Amazing Race, the second Chinese version of The Amazing Race franchise, after China Rush. It will air on Shenzhen TV from July 8, 2016

Development

This season was renamed from The Amazing Race to The Amazing Race China.[1] This season will feature celebrities, similarly to the first two seasons, and cities where the Olympic Games have been held.

This season featured numerous tasks previously seen in the original US version, as well as tasks from the Canadian and Israeli versions.

Teams

CS3 Guo Jingjing & Huo Qigang
 1st place 
Guo Jingjing & Huo Qigang
Married
CS3 Jin Dachuan & Liu Chang
 2nd place 
Jin Dachuan & Liu Chang
Buddies/Models
CS3 Liu Xiang & Ji Longxiang
 3rd place 
Liu Xiang & Xu Qifeng
Best Friends
CS3 Wu Jianhao & Yao Fengfeng
 ELIMINATED 
Wu Jianhao & Yao Fengfeng
Siblings
CS3 Zhang Zhehan & Zhang Sifan
 ELIMINATED 
Zhang Zhehan & Zhang Sifan
Friends/Actors
CS3 Jin Xing & Hans
 ELIMINATED 
Jin Xing & Hans
Married
CS3 Huang Tingting & Sun Rui
 ELIMINATED 
Huang Tingting & Sun Rui
SNH48 Groupmates
CS3 Zhang Meixi & Zang Yafei
 ELIMINATED 
Zhang Meixi & Zang Yafei
Friends/Broadcasters

Episodes

Episode Air Date Leg Destination First Place Last Place Finish Viewership
(millions)
Ratings/Share
1 July 8, 2016 1 China → Greece Jin Dachuan & Liu Chang Zhang Meixi & Zang Yafei Non-Elimination
Leg
TBA TBA
2 July 22, 2016 2 Greece → Germany Zhang Zhehan & Zhang Sifan Zhang Meixi & Zang Yafei 1st Eliminated
8th Place
TBA TBA
3 July 29, 2016 3 Germany → Japan Huang Tingting & Sun Rui Jin Xing & Heinz Return Ticket
Used
TBA TBA
4 August 5, 2016 4 Japan → Russia Wu Jianhao & Yao Fengfeng Jin Xing & Heinz Non-Elimination
Leg
TBA TBA
5 August 12, 2016 5 Russia → China → Spain Wu Jianhao & Yao Fengfeng Huang Tingting & Sun Rui 2nd Eliminated
7th Place
TBA TBA
6 August 19, 2016 6 Spain → Italy Liu Xiang & Xu Qifeng Jin Xing & Heinz 3rd Eliminated
6th Place
TBA TBA
7 August 26, 2016 7 Italy → United States Jin Dachuan & Liu Chang Zhang Zhehan & Zhang Sifan 4th Eliminated
5th Place
TBA TBA
8 September 2, 2016 8 United States Guo Jingjing & Huo Qigang Jin Dachuan & Liu Chang Non-Elimination
Leg
TBA TBA
9 September 9, 2016 9 United States → Mexico Liu Xiang & Xu Qifeng Wu Jianhao & Yao Fengfeng 5th Eliminated
4th Place
TBA TBA
10 September 16, 2016 10 Mexico → Brazil Guo Jingjing & Huo Qigang Liu Xiang & Xu Qifeng 3rd Place TBA
Jin Dachuan & Liu Chang 2nd Place

Leaderboard

The following teams participated in the Race, with their relationships at the time of filming. Placements are listed in finishing order:

Place Team Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4 Leg 5 Leg 6 Leg 7 Leg 8 Leg 9 Leg 10 Average Icon-Roadblock
1 Guo Jingjing & Huo Qigang 6 6 4 3 3 3 4 1 2 1 3.30 5-5
2 Jin Dachuan & Liu Chang 1 2 2 2ϵ 2 5 1 4 3 2 2.40 6-4
3 Liu Xiang & Xu Qifeng 7 4 3 5 6 1 3 3 1~ 3 3.60 6-1-3
4 Wu Jianhao & Yao Fengfeng 3 5 6 1 1 4~ 2 2~ 4~ 3.11 4-3
5 Zhang Zhehan & Zhang Sifan 5 1 5 4 5 2 5 3.86 4-2
6 Jin Xing & Hans 4 3 7ϵ 7 4 6 5.17 4-3
7 Huang Tingting & Sun Rui 2 7 1 6 7 4.60 2-4
8 Zhang Meixi & Zang Yafei 8 8 8.00 2-1
Notes [1] [2][3][4][5] [6] [7][8][9][10][11][12][13]
Legend:
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team finished in last and were supposed to be eliminated, but were saved by the Salvage Pass or The Save
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the Salvage Pass
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist
~ The team was last in the Double Battle and received a time penalty.



Notes:
1: Ji Longxiang was pulled from the Race after leg 2 due to doctor's advice. Xu Qifeng replaced him for the remainder of the season. Ji Longxiang did, however, perform a Roadblock in Leg 2, this is reflected in the total count.
2: Liu Xiang & Xu Qifeng initially arrived 2nd, but Liu Xiang quit the sushi challenge received 30-minute penalty, dropping them to 4th place.
3: Vanness Wu & Yao Fengfeng initially arrived 1st, but they were issued a 75-minute penalty (60-minute penalty as they both quit the sushi challenge, and a 15-minute penalty as they asked Huang Tingting & Sun Rui the answers for the Fujiyama challenge), dropping them to 6th place.
4: Jin Xing & Heinz used the Express Pass given to them by Liu Chang & Jin Dachuan bypass the Roadblock on Leg 3, Jin Xing revealed that Jin Xing elected to perform the Roadblock; this is reflected in the total Roadblock count.
5: Jin Xing & Heinz initially arrived 4th, but Heinz quit the sushi challenge received 30-minute penalty, dropping them to last, but Zhang Zhehan & Zhang Sifan used their A Return Ticket to save Jin Xing & Heinz from elimination.
6: Huang Tingting & Sun Rui initially arrived 4th, but since Huang Tingting & Sun Rui crossed the street when the light was red. quit the sushi challenge received 30-minute penalty, dropping them to 6th place.
7: Liu Xiang & Xu Qifeng received a 20 minute penalty for putting too many ingredients in their food.
8: Huang Tingting & Sun Rui received a 10 minute penalty for not putting enough rice in their food.
9: Jin Xing & Heinz received a 10 minute penalty for messing with their food while it was still cooking.
10: Jin Xing & Heinz initially arrived 2nd, but received a 1 hour penalty for skipping the Roadblock challenge, dropping them to 4th place. Jin Xing originally elected to perform the Roadblock; this is reflected in the total Roadblock count.
11: Huang Tingting & Sun Rui initially arrived 2nd, but received a 90 minute penalty (1 hour penalty as Sun Rui quit the Roadblock challenge which Sun Rui originally elected to perform the Roadblock; this is reflected in the roadblock count, and a 30-minute penalty as they did not wear their sleeping caps in the Detour challenge), dropping them to last, and were eliminated.
12: Zhang Zhehan & Zhang Sifan initially arrived 3rd, but received a 30 minute penalty for not wearing their sleeping caps in the Detour challenge, dropping them to 5th place.
13: Liu Xiang & Xu Qifeng initially arrived 4th, but received a 1 hour penalty for quitting the Roadblock challenge, dropping them to 6th place. Liu Xiang originally elected to perform the Roadblock; this is reflected in the total roadblock count.

Voting History

Teams on the fifth leg voted for who should receive the U-Turn. The team who has the most votes must complete the other option of the Detour they did not select.

Leg #: 5
U-Turned: Zhang Zhehan & Zhang Sifan
Vote: 4-3
Wu Jianhao & Yao Fengfeng Zhang Zhehan & Zhang Sifan
Guo Jingjing & Huo Qigang Zhang Zhehan & Zhang Sifan
Jin Dachuan & Liu Chang Zhang Zhehan & Zhang Sifan
Liu Xiang & Xu Qifeng Zhang Zhehan & Zhang Sifan
Jin Xing & Hans Wu Jianhao & Yao Fengfeng
Zhang Zhehan & Zhang Sifan Wu Jianhao & Yao Fengfeng
Huang Tingting & Sun Rui Wu Jianhao & Yao Fengfeng

Reception

Trivia

References

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