This thread is for Han Yan (first name: Han, last name: Yan) from China.
Yan made his senior international debut at the 2013 Four Continents Championships in Osaka, Japan, where he took the bronze medal with a personal best score of 235.22 (SP: 85.08, LP: 150.14).
Yan’s SP performance at 2013 4CC
Yan started skating at the age of 5. He used to train in Harbin, but has moved to train in Beijing starting this year. He won the gold medal at the 2012 World Junior Championships, becoming the first Chinese to win the men’s junior world title.
Yan’s favorite skaters:
- Patrick Chan
- Tomas Verner
Han Yan’s Wiki
Han Yan’s Chinese Wiki
Han Yan’s Weibo (Chinese version of Twitter)
Yan is only 16! And he already has a great foundation (i.e. incredible speed, amazing ice coverage, great flow, effortless jumps, good presentation, musicality, etc) which he will only continue to build on as he gets more experience from the senior circuit. With polishing and better choreographed programs, there is no doubt that Han Yan is the future for China.
Last edited by Gliding on ice; 02-19-2013 at 09:29 PM.
I discovered Han two years ago and was extremely impressed. I predict he will not just be the future of figure skating for China, but for the world. Watch out for Yan Dynasty!
Very cool to see him doing so well, between him and ZiJun among many new young talents, hopefully China will get a good shot with these new generation of skaters.
(What I also love about his name is is there's no silent g at the end! I have been trying to remove that silent g out of Chinese names for the longest time. Nice to see the Mandarin speakers doing this job nicely.)
Yan Dynasty ..... Yes, he's impressive. He has speed and effortless jumps. I do hope China keeps 'polishing this precious gem'. It will be encouraging to other men skaters in China if they can have a skater who can break into the top 10 if not top 5 in the near future. They haven't had a dominating male skater before, right?
Originally Posted by SkateFiguring
Wicked Yankee Girl
Chengjiang Li was as high as fourth at Worlds, AFAIR, so yes there has been a very good Chinese male skater before.
He also finished third at the GPF once, and won Four Continents once.
Thank you for opening a new thread for Han Yan, one of my favorite young skaters.
He has already acquired have a lot of fans not only in China but also in Japan.
I myself enjoy watching his weibo every night since he started tweeting there!
Last edited by gardenernaga; 02-20-2013 at 06:17 AM.
The distance of his jumps are just AMAGING! Han's 3As are best in the business.
I heard that those who were at front rows of the arena at this 4CC almost screamed with disbelief by distance and height of his jumps and they accordingly feared that he would fly across the board!
Now that you mention Chenjiang Li, I remember he had good quad and was one of few Chinese skaters with good artistry.
Originally Posted by dorispulaski
Wish Yan Han will develop Li’s artistry and nice jumps someday.
I saw 4cc live in Osaka. Yan Han’s 3A was not that great – it was good but no way that was the best in the business. I did not hear people screaming with disbelief. People screamed with disbelief after Reynold’s lp, which was amazing to watch live. Yan’s jumps had distance, yes, but there was almost no height in any of his jumps. I much prefer Takahashi’s 3As at NHK or Worlds for example. When I saw them live, Takahashi’s 3As had more height and was right on to the music at NHK.
Originally Posted by deedee1
Originally Posted by giulia95
Here is an even younger version from 2005 =)
And another cute video circa 2006 where he demonstrates compulsory steps (?) level 3B.