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    Han Yan

    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
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5_PmrOdIaY

    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


    Some links:

    Han Yan’s Wiki
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yan_Han...gure_skater%29

    Han Yan’s Chinese Wiki
    http://baike.baidu.com/view/3573950.htm

    Han Yan’s Weibo (Chinese version of Twitter)
    http://weibo.com/u/1991083414


    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.

    Yan's ISU bio
    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00012352.htm

    His Icenetwork bio
    http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/han_yan

    His Tracings.net entry
    http://tracings.net/yan-han.html

    Programs

    2014-15
    SP If I Were a Rich Man by Sheldon Harnick
    FS Fly Me to the Moon by Bart Howard

    2015 Chinese Nationals April 25 SP (He won this competition)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4SyoDkiFsA
    2015 Chinese Nationals April FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h65mVVNaKvk

    2015 World Team Trophy SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmYYvTC1AIY
    2015 World Team Trophy FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h-NB5BWSPE

    2015 Worlds SP British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOwi75DblPU
    2015 Worlds FS British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8BvJA_YQew

    2015 Four Continents SP Season's best 87.34
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44mwSe_74e0
    2015 Four Continents FS British Eurosport His personal best FS 172.13 and best total score 259.47
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwPsg2lXJ8Y

    2014-15 Chinese Nationals SP Dec 27 2014
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pF1glpLbBE
    2014-15 Chinese Nationals FS Dec 28 2014
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_13tUVQJ2I

    2014 Cup of China SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2mRc4qHbsI
    2014 Cup of China FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDPo2GPtxJg

    2014 TEB SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El5fubiuOko
    2014 TEB FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYiErTlMdJM

    2013-14
    SP Viper's Drag by Fats Waller
    FS Minor Waltz by Michel Portal

    2014 Worlds SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0vPcu7vXws
    2014 Worlds FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJW8alsMilA

    Season's best free skate and total scoreas at the Olympics. No video available.

    2013 GPF SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut8qYV4hTy8
    2013 GPF FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohlTJc6Y_CY

    2013 Cup of China SP British Eurosport. Still his personal best in 2015
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS-o3HwFjhE
    2013 Cup of China FS British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7YWEF4il3E

    2013 TEB SP British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1kafXCbSS0
    2013 TEB FS British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3hXlm2OAvA

    2013 September Chinese competion SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbeUDbJTph8
    2013 September Chinese competion FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6eRChNVBKo

    2012-13
    SP Jealousy
    FS Masquerade

    2013 World Team Trophy SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHSrl9tF7UA
    2013 World Team Trophy FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrJrFP_ijUQ

    2013 Four Continents SP Season's best 85.08
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6Wi8f9TCTk
    2013 Four Continents FS. Season's best 150.14 and total 230.22
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaVDdPr4hOY

    2012 JGP Croatia SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQR3PnyVua4
    2012 JGP Croatia FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsWIJFsggds

    2012 JGP Sencila Bled SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBinI_ZGrAM
    2012 JGP Sencila Bled FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XO7-qVX7XYo


    2011-12
    SP Waltz No.2 by Dmitri Shostakovich
    FS Zigeunerweisen by Pablo de Sarasate

    2012 Youth Olympic Games FS (he won this event)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI3zgjwsf_U

    2012 Junior Worlds SP Season's best 74.88
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQzLaGXIYxc
    2012 Junior Worlds FS Season's best FS 147.57 and total 222.45
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un5Cx94_aWw

    2012 National winter games competition SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3l-UiUEQKg

    2011 JGPF SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_4YKnHdMm0
    2011 JGPF FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uszvkiMJ0WA

    2011 JGP Austria SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF-EYwt6N5Q
    2011 JGP Austria FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrW_uLc7Roc

    2011 JGP Trofeo Walter Lombardi SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh1c80OD-78
    2011 JGP Trofeo Walter Lombardi FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e4Dc8s7Ehs

    2011 September Chinese competition SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az8Ks-Ed82c


    2010-11
    SP The Cotton Club by John Barry
    FS Zigeunerweisen by Pablo de Sarasate

    2011 Junior Worlds SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIMQ1fr3Z74
    2011 Junior Worlds FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy82X9s2iN8

    2010 JGP Austria SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i-REytmmtM
    2010 JGP Austria FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8Zylg858v4

    2010 JGP.Czech Skate FS Season's best total 193.62
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSwSFk_HfMA

    2009-10
    SP The Cotton Club by John Barry
    FS Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin

    2009 Nationals SP September
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzEVglInTB8
    2009 Nationals FS September 5
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uemWuNLw3EU

    2009 JGP Bosphorus SP. Season's best total score 182.54
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id-v-m2eA-k
    2009 JGP Bosphorus FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT4tOqcmBF8


    Baby Pictures
    2008-09 Chinese National SP In the Mood from The Cotton Club soundtrack
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k8TouE_Ork

    2007-08 Chinese Nationals EX Se Mueve Como un Simio, Se Ve Como un Humano from the Tarzan soundtrack by Phil Collins
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeIqAEAJ9Lc

    2007 Chinese Games IF Se Mueve Como un Simio, Se Ve Como un Humano from the Tarzan soundtrack by Phil Collins
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi2LeVYaw4I
    2007 Chinese Games Kiss n Cry
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1f6PRffzYs

    2007 Cup of China EX Se Mueve Como un Simio, Se Ve Como un Humano from the Tarzan soundtrack by Phil Collins
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9rpg-e2NjE

    2006 National Grand Prix FS Rhapsody in Blue
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7moQ7NiwYis

    The Merry go Round of Life from the Howl's Moving Castle soundtrack by Joe Hisaishi, SP at a national competition date unknown
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dEfaY-8JX8

    2006 Step Level3 Lesson Bridge on the River Kwai march
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk6YSei1Dgs

    2005 Skate Asia Open Gala
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ml8XT32kOec

    Competitive History

    2015 - World Team Trophy - 5th (team)
    2015 - World Championships. 5 13. 10. ( 229.15)
    2015 - Four Continents Championships 3 4. 3 (259.47)
    2015 - Chinese Championships 2. 2. 2. (228.19)
    2014 - Trophée Eric Bompard 10. 6. 8. ( 229.15)
    2014 - Cup of China 3. 7. 6. (206.65)
    2014 - World Championships 5 11. 7. (231.91)
    2014 Olympic Winter Games 8 7 7 (246.20)
    2014 Olympic Winter Games -- Team Event 4 - 7 (Team)
    2014 Grand Prix Final 4 6 6 (232.55)
    2013 Trophée Eric Bompard 4 6 4 (214.23)
    2013 Cup of China 1 2 1 (245.62)
    2013 World Team Trophy 10 9 5 (Team)
    2013 Four Continents Championships 2 5 3 (235.22)
    2013 Chinese National Championships 2 2 2 (211.80)
    2012 JGP Croatia Cup 1 2 2 (212.10)
    2012 JGP Sencila Bled Cup 2 5 5 (180.69)
    2012 World Junior Championships 2 1 1 (222.45)
    2012 Youth Olympic Games 1 1 1 (192.45)
    2012 Junior Grand Prix Final 3 1 2 (205.93)
    2011 Trofeo Walter Lombardi [JGP] 1 1 1 (219.37)
    2011 JGP Austria 1 1 1 (205.86)
    2011 Asian Figure Skating Trophy 2 1 1 (194.31)
    2011 World Junior Championships 8 5 6 (187.49)
    2011 Chinese National Championships 1 1 1 (206.01)
    2011 Junior Grand Prix Final 3 3 2 (186.05)
    2010 Czech Skate [JGP] 1 1 1 (193.62)
    2010 Cup of Austria [JGP] 5 1 1 (170.48)
    2009 Bosphorus Cup [JGP] 3 1 1 (182.54)
    2010 Chinese National Championships 1 (194.68)
    2008 Chinese Junior National Championships 2 4 4 (125.12)

    Exhibitions


    2015 Worlds Gala- Lonely by Akon
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_ceIonUkJU

    2015 4CCs Gala-Lonely by Akon
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Mh4n2tJAHg

    2014 All That Skate - The Impossible Dream
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_qeh7AErHo

    2014 Artistry on Ice with Zijun Li, You Are My Destiny
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgJFOR8Oeso

    2014 Artistry on Ice, If I Were a Rich Man
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFNxrBiv6g4

    2014 Artistry on Ice - Batman program to Welcome to the Pleasure dome from the Frankie Goes to Hollywood soundtrack; choreo by Kurt Browning!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfPoXJ3N-ow

    2013 Cup of China Gala-Impossible Dream
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXsALf5Cqq8

    2012 Gala for Children's Day: part of his FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qKX--PEDVw

    2012 Junior Worlds Gala La Vie en Rose
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYtuLvvfMT0

    2011 Cup of China EX La Vie en Rose
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mfH_898p7c

    2011 Asian Trophy EX La Vie en Rose
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFwIZxmQbY8

    2010 JGPF Gala Embraceable You
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU-13pPoLEA

    2010 Cup of China Gala In the Mood from The Cotton Club soundtrack
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqA7euhGF0M

    2009 Cup of China Gala In the Mood from The Cotton Club soundtrack
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmUhsGnuldw

    2007-2008 Nationals EX Se Mueve Como un Simio, Se Ve Como un Humano from the Tarzan soundtrack by Phil Collins
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeIqAEAJ9Lc

    2007 Cup of China EX Se Mueve Como un Simio, Se Ve Como un Humano from the Tarzan soundtrack by Phil Collins
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9rpg-e2NjE

    Articles and threads from Golden Skate

    March 2015 thread: Interview with Han Yan Before Worlds
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...Boy-Generation

    March 2012. Han Yan wins Historic Junior Title for China
    http://www.goldenskate.com/2012/03/h...tle-for-china/

    Han Yan Looking to Become China's Next Skating Star
    July 2011 Article: http://www.goldenskate.com/2011/07/h...-skating-star/
    Thread: http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...t-skating-star

    First fan thread for Han Yan! Oct. 2010
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...?32878-Han-Yan

    Articles and other media

    2015 Four Continents report, Han Yan finished third
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/...our-continents

    2013 Cup of China report on Han Yan's victory in his senior debut- free skate
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2013/...ies-in-beijing
    2013 Cup of China report on Han Yan's victory in his senior debut- short program
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2013/...f-china-shorts
    Last edited by dorispulaski; 05-28-2015 at 03:49 AM.

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    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!

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    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.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    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!
    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?

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    Chengjiang Li was as high as fourth at Worlds, AFAIR, so yes there has been a very good Chinese male skater before.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Chengjiang

    He also finished third at the GPF once, and won Four Continents once.

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    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 05:17 AM.

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    Chengjiang Li was as high as fourth at Worlds, AFAIR, so yes there has been a very good Chinese male skater before.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Chengjiang

    He also finished third at the GPF once, and won Four Continents once.
    Now that you mention Chenjiang Li, I remember he had good quad and was one of few Chinese skaters with good artistry.

    Wish Yan Han will develop Li’s artistry and nice jumps someday.

    Quote Originally Posted by deedee1 View Post
    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!
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giulia95 View Post

    Here is an even younger version from 2005 =)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ml8XT32kOec

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    And another cute video circa 2006 where he demonstrates compulsory steps (?) level 3B.

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    Cross posting zydeco88's translation:

    Quote Originally Posted by zydeco88 View Post
    4CC - Q&A session with Japanese fans after the FS small medal ceremony
    (Aaron was present earlier but switched places with Han Yan for the medalists' photo and Q&A sessions)

    Source:
    nico nico douga (registration required to view the video; longer version as it was taped from the beginning of the Q&A session)
    YT (taped right as Yuzu began to answer the first question; marked with * below)

    Some words are hard to decipher though, due to the background noises. Hope that the translation does justice and still retains the gist of the questions and answers

    MC: Let's give a huge applause to the skaters.
    (Yuzu, Kevin and Yan starts leaving the venue by mistake, only to be summoned back for the Q&A Must have been embarrassed)
    MC: Please raise your hand if you'd like to pose a question.
    Q1: I'm directing my question to Mr. Hanyu. You've had some problems with your Lutzes this time and I'd like to know why you always looked over your shoulder the minute before initiating the jump take-off.
    *Yuzu: Well, Brian suggested looking behind right before initiating the jump take-off. He said by doing so, I'll be able to confirm my body's axis and the flight path. So, that's why I did that. But more importantly, I've let myself stumble while on a stroll down Parisienne Walkways (Crowd: Laughs). I'll keep this in mind and do it properly next time. (Crowd: (Cheers) Do your best!)
    [Parisienne Walkways = Pari no Sanpomichi (パリの散歩道) in Japanese. So, he was making a pun with the word Walkways (散歩道) and walk/stroll (散歩) to indirectly refer to his singled Lutz in the SP ]

    MC: Has anyone got any questions for Mr. Kevin?
    Q2: Is there any skater you aspire to be like?
    Kevin: (In English)
    MC: Is there anyone who has questions for Mr. Han Yan?
    Q3: Um, why do you always take close-up pictures of your face and upload it on the net (on his personal weibo blog)?
    Crowd: (Roars in laughters and cheers)
    Yan: (Smiles sheepishly) Because I've got nothing else to do.
    MC: Lastly, please pose a general question to all three skaters. C'mon guys, liven things up! Let's ask this little girl over here, who's probably the youngest among those who put up their hands just now.
    Little girl: Please give me your autographs. (Crowd: Laughs)
    MC: Let's ask another person, the one who wished to direct her question to Kevin just now.
    Q4: Looking back, what do you think of your performance?
    Kevin: (In English)
    Yuzu: (Repeats what Kevin's said) Me too, right from the get-go of the short program up until the last pose in the free.... (Crowd: Laughs) Am I not allowed to say the same thing? Oh well, since I speak Japanese, I should give a proper answer. Firstly, I'm really disappointed for having missed the Lutz in the short and botched the quad sal in the free. Well, I did nothing but botched (a lot of things) this time. The result's turned out pretty disappointing, but I won't let it end like this, so I'd like to work hard to be able to stand in the same place as the person next to me is standing (1st place finish) at the Worlds Champs. And of course, we, Japanese men won't let this end on such a low note. Me and my seniors will band together, acknowledge this outcome and go the extra mile (for the next competition)
    Crowd: (Cheers) Do your best! Admirable! Boss! Boy, you're really cool!
    Yuzu: (Completely embarrassed, but there's no corner to hide in, so his knee-jerk reaction is to hide his face behind that scanty pint-sized box he's been holding )
    Yan: I think things have turned out quite well. But it's a little bit risky to have this kind of result.
    LOL @ the question directed to Han regarding his weibo posts. I think at the end he said 还行,很惊险 in Chinese about his performance, the interpreter phrased it little awkwardly, I personally would translate it as "Okayish, a near miss."
    Last edited by jjane45; 02-27-2013 at 10:56 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjane45 View Post
    LOL @ the question directed to Han regarding his weibo posts. I think at the end he said 还行,很惊险 in Chinese about his performance, which sorta kinda translates as "Okayish, a near miss."
    LOL, too @the irrelevant question, but it really got the crowd going. Yan comes across as a shy person and doesn't talk much in public, but is quite a narcissist in private. XD
    And thanks for the clarification on what he said at the end. Completely relied on the interpreters as I don't understand Chinese.

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    Sorry zydeco88 for not being specific in my post, it was very clear you were using the English translation. my fault... And thank you again!

    After this episode I think he posts less about himself and opts to post about his adorable little kitten.
    Last edited by jjane45; 02-27-2013 at 10:59 AM.

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    On a more serious note, cross posting myself from FSU:

    YAN Han's weibo reply to a fan (2/27/2013 8:56am local time): 我短期没比赛 or I have no competitions in the immediate future. Combined with other recent posts showing disappointment... Still don't know but maybe his chances got very slim :(

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