I have so many mixed feelings about him turning pro and no longer being on Team China... I'm going to miss him so much this season. I feel kind of bitter about him not being supported in the best way by the fed, and I hope he can find peace in pro skating... he doesn't seem entirely happy with the humdrum as a competitor, seems like he's felt obligated and constrained for a while. Obviously he's a great fit to skate shows and it allows him more freedom and opportunity in doing what he loves to do, which is skate. I just wish things had turned out differently.
But nothing is set in stone. He alludes in the interview to the possibility of going back to competing for China someday. Maybe if he can strike the balance he's seeking out, and the timing and offers are right. He is still so young, and I would love to see him attain the success I know he's capable of someday.
It makes me so sad to see him say he chose to drop off the team because he didn't want to "make trouble." I get the sense that's not the whole story and that he's just resigned to it.
What a two sides of the coin situation. I wish him the best and hope to see him soon.
Am so glad, too, to see his name on GP series again. :dance:
His skating skills and HUuuuuge 3A are to die for! When a skater like Han Yan can have two clean skates in one competition, s/he can easily be a gamechanger heading into 2022 for sure.
He's enjoying himself is the most important thing, of course, but can't wait to watch him on competitive ice again, can we?!
Let's wish Han good luck with no more injury this season!
Beautiful. I’ve watched it multiple times, and it just makes me so happy every time. I love how he holds his moves and feels the music. I love the music cuts and choreography. I’m that I can see him at Worlds.