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    Hanee's interview after CoC win. I translate from source.
    "In the SP, I showed my capability mostly, however, still did not reach the performance level Lori expected from me."
    "I was a bit nervous in the LP, and haven't got the capability to perform it to its full. therefore, I lowered the difficulty (he means jump contents and transitions but I still skated to the end, my performance is also appreciated by the Judges, which means that my coach and I's understanding of figure skating is correct --- regarding the smoothness and integrity of the whole program as well as the quality of execution, I am happy not because of the competition result but our concept/approach about figure skating was appreciated."
    "I went home at 11pm and was very excited, get to sleep at 2am, luckily today's official practice is scheduled late as well, so my training went well. I was not concerned about other skaters' performance, just focused on my own stuff. Frankly, coming out as the last, is really nerve racking."
    "what I showed in my LP is not the original planned difficulty content (jump components and transitions), it has been lowered a lot. our goal it to skate a clean program. But I still made mistakes although it is already very easy. .....(laughing embarrassed). I was really surprised that I was rewarded such a high score on my first GP. After I made a mistake, I adjusted quickly, no matter what mistakes I made, it has passed, just focus on what comes next."

    When asked how did he started figure skating, Hanee said" it's my birthday gift, about 5 or 6 year old, my grandpa brought me to a rink for my birthday celebration, the coach there thought I had potential. so continued with skating till today." "you were chosen the very first day you were on ice?" "Yup!"

    Regarding who will be send to Sochi Oly,(China has only one spot a touch decision between Hanee and Nan Song) "It's still a competition. I still have to practice step by step.But I felt pretty good after CoC, I can perform these water-down program with ease. But due to lack of sufficient training of my new programs. I am still not perfectly connected with music. therefore, I made several mistakes, I was not satisfied with my jumps today, If I could make it to Sochi, I will put all the difficulty back into my programs (transitions and perhaps a 4S).
    "I just wanna go back and sleep.."
    "Off ice, I am just a kid, I like to communicate with every one through Weibo (Chinese social network).."

    such a cute, humble, level-headed kid.

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    Aw, Han is all sorts of nerdy adorable!

    Congrats Han on his first win! What a wonderful debut.

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    This year's 'Cutting Edge 2013 plus' , a japanese magazine for figure skating fans, has an interesting article about Han Yan and Nang Song. Somebody already translated it into Chinese (I found it in TIEBA), but no English translation. How I wish I could translate it into English, but.....

    http://pic.prepics-cdn.com/hanyanchi...2_477x636.jpeg
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    That's cute. Han has great skating skills and very good jumping techniques, great speed in and out, powerful and assured. His spins are good too. So just pay more attention to the arms, more refined and more extended, he would be the whole package.

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    Does he have an entirely Chinese coaching team? Where does he get choreography from?

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    Hanee's interview from BTV
    http://video.sina.com.cn/p/sports/o/...463105715.html
    rough translation of Hanee's answers.
    He is very glad not because of competition result but his coach and his approach to figure skating (emphasize on whole package, skating skills, performance etc) is appreciated by international judges of SENIOR Men.
    His new programs (especially LP) have a lot more contents in it than his former programs, and he felt very difficult, and still hard for him to handle now, but he think he will be better next time.

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    Thanks yyyskate. Looking forward to a more developed LP as the season progress. It's a bit bare right now compared to his SP. It is good that he is challenged. He is still young and on a learning curve. The seniors didn't get there overnight and I am sure Han Yan's time will come to be always standing on the podium. This kids has the right attitude.

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    You can see how much he loves photo sessions.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miejNBLB9r4

    even when waiting for the medal ceremony
    https://o.twimg.com/2/proxy.jpg?t=HB...7tSlztjH2FFoXo

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    Quote Originally Posted by yyyskate View Post
    Hanee's interview from BTV
    http://video.sina.com.cn/p/sports/o/...463105715.html
    rough translation of Hanee's answers.
    He is very glad not because of competition result but his coach and his approach to figure skating (emphasize on whole package, skating skills, performance etc) is appreciated by international judges of SENIOR Men.
    His new programs (especially LP) have a lot more contents in it than his former programs, and he felt very difficult, and still hard for him to handle now, but he think he will be better next time.
    Thank you for the vid! Han also said that he started to learn skating by accident at the age of 5. It was a birthday gift from his grandpa , who took Han to an ice rink on his 5th birthday, just wanted him to have fun for his birthday. Yet, the figure skating coaches there found his talent as he started to skate, and later he became a competitive skater.

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    Ew... this 10yo kid was amaaazing! Here comes Han Dynasty (so says Skatefiguring).

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    It was a great Sp considering Hanee is having a fever. Congratulations, please rest well and wish you good luck in tomorrow's LP.

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    Have a good rest indeed, Hanee. You can do it. You need a bronze to qualify for GPF (does he?). I am not sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spikydurian View Post
    Have a good rest indeed, Hanee. You can do it. You need a bronze to qualify for GPF (does he?). I am not sure.
    Don't worry. Even if he comes into 4th place, he surely can proceed to the final.

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    I have been watching and rewatching a lot of the men's skates throughout this GP series. Heard in one commentary (Eurosports Brittish at NHK) that Daisuke has qualified for GP Final even though he came 4th in Skate America while Nobunari who came 2nd and 3rd in series have to wait. Both Nobu and Dai garnered 24 points from the rankings of 2/3 and 1/4 if you know what I mean. Perhaps having a Gold in one of the GPs give you precedence. In any case, I'm hoping for Silver or Bronze here if he skates like he did at COC. All the best to Han!

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