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    Julian Zhi Jie Yee

    Julian Yee of Malaysia was the men's silver medalist at a 2015 ISU Challenger comp (Denkova Staviski Cup). His goal is to become the first Winter Olympian representing Malaysia. He also aims to put Malaysia on the map in the figure skating world.

    ISU Bio
    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00013721.htm

    Tracings Entry
    http://tracings.net/yee-juli.html

    Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Zhi_Jie_Yee

    GoFundMe Page
    https://www.gofundme.com/x42k55c4

    Programs (2015-2016)
    Short Program
    I Put a Spell On You

    Free Skate
    Peter Gunn (soundtrack) by Henry Mancini
    Fever by John Davenport
    Oye Negra by Eddie Cooley and Terry Snyder

    2015-2016 Season Update

    Personal Best Score Short Program Personal Best Score Free Skating Personal Best Total Score
    67.60 135.34 202.94
    30.03.2016
    ISU World Championships 2016
    01.04.2016
    ISU World Championships 2016
    01.04.2016
    ISU World Championships 2016


    He is quite active on social media .
    Facebook page for Julian Yee Friends support Club #jyfc:
    https://www.facebook.com/Julian-Yee-...0356263923688/


    Excerpts from Julian's essay on his GoFundMe page:

    My name is Julian Yee, or some of you may heard of me as Julian Zhi-Jie YEE. ... Since the age of 4, I've dedicated my life to the ice. I am a home grown Figure Skater ... My ultimate goal is ... the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. I am now only 1 step away from achieving this goal as I have already secured a place in the qualifiers in 2017 (Worlds).

    ... I have been training for short stints in China, South Korea and Canada as I cannot afford proper long term training. Most of the time, I train by myself without a coach, in public rinks.

    .... However to get to the Olympics, home training is not enough. I need the guidance and expertise of experienced coaches overseas in order to step up my game, and this is beyond my parents' means. My yearly training and competition expenses are approaching $40,000 a year, which does not include basic living or other expenses. ... This particular sport is still very new in Malaysia ... it is not designated as a core sport in the country. Due to this, I do not receive sufficient funds from the authorities. One of my aims is to promote the sport and put my country on the Figure Skating map.

    I am currently ranked 55 in the world and I have been National Champion 3 years in a row. I have already qualified for the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships as well as the Worlds Championship, not to mention being the first to do so from Malaysia. ....

    I believe I can be the First ever Malaysian to qualify for the Winter Olympics as I have already qualified Malaysia an entry to the Youth Winter Olympics in 2016. ... Please do support and join me on the Road to be the First Malaysian Winter Olympian.


    Video Links

    2016 Malaysian Nationals SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWt19vcMrFY

    2016 Malaysian Nationals FS
    https://youtu.be/4j8_Q9fsNWE (personal total best score: 216.76)

    2016 World Championships SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxu6-oUp2F8

    2016 World Championships FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOX9aMoP3S8

    2016 Four Continents SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-Lgtb64llo

    2016 Four Continents FS (anyone has a version that is NOT muted, please let me know! thanks ever so much)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIMoPZW1Syc

    2015 Nebelhorn Trophy
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x37rvyf

    2015 Four Continents SP
    https://youtu.be/Nfx5TCe_xa0

    2015 Four Continents FS

    2015 ISU JGP Logroño SP
    https://youtu.be/ipjeO0iecPc

    2015 ISU JGP Logroño FS
    https://youtu.be/vMAFTLYzp0Q

    2015 ISU JGP Riga SP
    https://youtu.be/-qyH8v24AA8

    2015 ISU JGP Riga FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2n8YN9jejbw

    2014 ISU JGP Aichi SP
    https://youtu.be/Lu0HZZQ9Gz8

    2014 ISU JGP Aichi FS
    https://youtu.be/vNscdoLnUcM

    2014 ISU World Juniors SP
    https://youtu.be/6p4-eUsDnw8

    Interviews
    2015 Sep 23 Nebelhorn
    www.dailymotion.com/video/x37m431 (3:58)

    2015 Sep 30 JGP Logrono
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0lTmRmUgvI (3:09)

    2016 BFM Podcast Interview
    http://www.bfm.my/bar-none-julian-yee
    Last edited by OniBan; 04-23-2016 at 01:58 PM.

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    Okay, I had a hard time to find his fanfest because when searching, I put his full name such as "Julian Zhi Jie Yee",
    and silly me, I gave the OP a thumb-up already. I forgot I saw this one.

    Anyway, he impressed me at Worlds, his SP and FS were delightful, so I was relieved that he could make it to FS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossover View Post
    Okay, I had a hard time to find his fanfest because when searching, I put his full name such as "Julian Zhi Jie Yee",
    and silly me, I gave the OP a thumb-up already. I forgot I saw this one.

    Anyway, he impressed me at Worlds, his SP and FS were delightful, so I was relieved that he could make it to FS.
    He ended his season at the Malaysia Nationals last weekend with a personal best of 216.76, while defending his National title for the 4th year in a row.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icheow View Post
    He ended his season at the Malaysia Nationals last weekend with a personal best of 216.76, while defending his National title for the 4th year in a row.
    Good to hear that. He has his own distinctive style and charms to entertain audience, so I hope he develops more as a skater and makes it to the 2018 Olympics. Has he practiced quads and ever landed them in practice or any competition?

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    Hie everyone! Thanks for the thumbs up and support ! I'll be editing and adding video links to this thread as I go along, so please excuse any missing links and messy layout at the moment, arrgghh! Feel free to add more Julian-related stuff if you find them and wants to share 'em
    Last edited by OniBan; 04-23-2016 at 09:44 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    Thanks Doris! added in Nebelhorn Trophy to the video links, and edited interview links to go right below competition video links

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    Call me ignorant but I suspected till now that he is just another skater who grew up in USA but happens to represent other country partially because of his ancestry. It turns out that I was wrong and makes me even more appreciative that he's so good despite not coming from a country and nation in which this sport is popular and having worse facilities. That tells a lot of how talented he is.

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    added a nice podcast interview with Julian from a local radio station to the top post - some insight on how he got into the sport, how is it like being an athlete of a relatively obscure sport in Malaysia, training, inspiration, etc. A recommended listen!

    http://www.bfm.my/bar-none-julian-yee
    Last edited by OniBan; 04-23-2016 at 02:13 PM.

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    Fun mini-video of Julian playing Jenga at the closing banquet at Worlds:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BD34mmDn_C8/ (posted by Amy Lin on Apr 6)

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