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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.....

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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
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by gardenernaga View Post
    Don't worry. Even if he comes into 4th place, he surely can proceed to the final.
    I think fourth place is no issue for Han Yan. Because of his fever and lost time in practice, I have played down my expectations but I do want to see him qualify for GPF because I think win or lose, the experience is important in the elite field.
    I do not know how qualifications are calculated but I think besides how one fare, it is also dependent on the score of other skaters. I vividly remember coming across a post where it was stated that Han Yan needs a fourth place or better to qualify for GPF. How does it work, gardenernaga?

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