Julian Zhi Jie Yee

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Julian Zhi Jie Yee, born 26 May 1997 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is a figure skater who represents Malaysia in men's singles. He was the men's silver medalist at a 2015 ISU Challenger comp (Denkova Staviski Cup). He is the 2019 and 2017 Southeast Asia Games champion in figure skating, and the six time Malaysian senior champion. He is currently coached by Michael Hopfes and Doug Leigh in Barrie, Ontario, Canada.

His original goal was to become the first Winter Olympian representing Malaysia, a goal he achieved in 2018! He also aims to put Malaysia on the map in the figure skating world.

Yee was also a member of the National short track team, but now focuses solely on figure skating. Yee is the first figure skater to represent Malaysia in an ISU Senior World Championships (in 2016). He is also the first Malaysian figure skater to compete at the Olympic Winter Games (2018). His brother Ryan Zhi Jwen, who is two years older than Julian, competed in figure skating at the international level, too.

ISU Bio
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00013721.htm

Rinkresults
http://www.rinkresults.com/skaterskater_id=859

Tracings Entry
http://tracings.net/yee-juli.html

Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Zhi_Jie_Yee

GoFundMe Page
https://www.gofundme.com/x42k55c4

Updated 22 May 2020 by dorispulaski

Personal Best Score
new ISU Scoring System
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs_pb_00013721.htm



TypeScoreCompetition
Personal Best Total Score211.63ISU GP Skate Canada International 2019
Personal Best Score Short Program81.52ISU GP Skate America 2018
Personal Best Score Free Skating135.99ISU GP Skate Canada International 2019



Personal Best Score
Historic Records achieved before 2018/2019 season​


TypeScoreCompetition
Personal Best Total Score220.67ISU CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2017
Personal Best Score Short Program73.58XXIII Olympic Winter Games 2018
Personal Best Score Free Skating148.74ISU CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2017



Programs and Videos​



2019-2020
SP: "Everglow" by Coldplay; choreo by Elvin Wong (SP)
FS: "Seven Nation Army" by Jack White performed by The White Stripes; "Highway to Hell" by Don Scott performed by AC/DC; "Kings & Queens" by Jared Leto performed by Thirty Seconds to Mars; choreo by Michael Hopfes (FS)

2019 SEA Games SP:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZJC4tMJROQ
2019 SEA Games FS (Julian wins gold!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPBRnlhLuhA

2019 Nebelhorn SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4kVsjf-5gE

2018-2019
SP: To Build a Home by The Cinematic Orchestra
FS: Seven Nations Army" by Jack White performed by The White Stripes;
"Highway to Hell" by Don Scott performed by AC DC; "Kings & Queens" by Jared Leto performed by Thirty Seconds to Mars

2019 Malayasian Nationals
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6awADYnyELE

2017-2018
SP: "To Build a Home" by The Cinematic Orchestra
FS: James Brown medley: "It's a Man's World; "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine;" "I Feel Good"

2018 Worlds SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qM822NwYGg

2018 Olympics Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QLUsZjxCvY

2018 4CC SP:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUpxMbut-jQ
2018 4CC FS:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKYh5PxuTNI

2017 SEA Games SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt1shwFKJgo
2017 SEA Games FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9dYTIakJ2A

2017 Tallinn Trophy SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cE1e2NFCcQ
2017 Tallinn Trophy FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkTx9ERyWsc

2017 Nebelhorn SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G78gTRsmy4
2017 Nebelhorn FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU_nLabYfdI

2016-2017
SP: "I Put a Spell On You" by Garou
FS: James Brown medley: "It's a Man's World; "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine;" "I Feel Good"

2017 Worlds FS:
(fancam): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFXizx2PZUU
Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmDKd6Orv20

2017 Asian Winter Games FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9gzRnPqhx8

2015-2016
SP: "I Put a Spell On You" by Garou
FS: "Peter Gunn" by Henry Mancini; "Fever" by John Davenport; "Oye Negra" by Eddie Cooley and Terry Snyder

2016 Malaysian Nationals SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWt19vcMrFY
2016 Malaysian Nationals FS
https://youtu.be/4j8_Q9fsNWE (personal total best score: 216.76)

2016 World Championships SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBqAiO1bidk
2016 World Championships FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xFINo3wq-Y

2016 Four Continents SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-Lgtb64llo
2016 Four Continents FS (anyone has a version that is NOT muted, please let me know! thanks ever so much)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B781neZ-S1Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B781neZ-S1Y&t=25s

2015 Nebelhorn Trophy
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x37rvyf

2015 ISU JGP Logroño SP
https://youtu.be/ipjeO0iecPc
2015 ISU JGP Logroño FS
https://youtu.be/vMAFTLYzp0Q

2015 ISU JGP Riga SP
https://youtu.be/-qyH8v24AA8
2015 ISU JGP Riga FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2n8YN9jejbw


2014-2015
SP: "Chambermaid Swing" by Parov Stelar; "Capone" by Ronan Hardiman
FS: "Peter Gunn" by Henry Mancini; "Fever" by John Davenport; "Oye Negra" by Eddie Cooley and Terry Snyder

2015 Junior Worlds FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai8ku9UJvNI

2015 Four Continents
No video

2014 ISU JGP Aichi SP
https://youtu.be/Lu0HZZQ9Gz8
2014 ISU JGP Aichi FS
https://youtu.be/vNscdoLnUcM

2014 JGP Zagreb SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXLZ2-rgSUg
2014 JGP Zagreb FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAECMdoMrFQ

2013-2014
SP: "Chambermaid Swing" by Parov Stelar; "Capone" by Ronan Hardiman
FS: "Sons of Odin" by Patrick Doyle; "Unstoppable" by Gregson and Mullen; "Theme from Mission: Impossible" by Hans Zimmer

2013 JGP Czech Skate SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCsaqqTxoNI
2013 JGP Czech Skate FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di47GjYqX4E

2013 JGP Baltic Cup SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0WrG9wyYaw
2013 JGP Baltic Cup FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=255uenfZN-I

2012-2013
SP: "The Jet Song" (from "West Side Story") by Leonard Bernstein
FS: "Sons of Odin" by Patrick Doyle; "Unstoppable" by Gregson and Mullen; "Theme from Mission: Impossible" by Hans Zimmer

2012 JGP Sencila- Bled SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4Kx1weBgAo
2012 JGP Sencila- Bled FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HK1dWCFEow

2011-2012
SP: "The Jet Song" (from "West Side Story") by Leonard Bernstein
FS: "Fever;" "Feeling Good" by Michael Bublé; "Sing, Sing, Sing" by Benny Goodman; "The Cotton Club" by John Barry

2011 JGP Trofeo W. Lombardi.SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kPTUfpq8As
2011 JGP Trofeo W. Lombardi FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnKXq941H40

2011 JGP Tallinn Cup SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z0q-NqQev8
2011 JGP Tallinn Cup FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTy7-XcG-Uk


SOCIAL MEDIA

He is quite active on social media :).
Facebook page for Julian Yee Friends support Club #jyfc:
https://www.facebook.com/Julian-Yee-Friends-support-Club-jyfc-1430356263923688/


Excerpts from Julian's essay on his GoFundMe page:
My name is Julian Yee, or some of you may heard of me as Julian Zhi-Jie YEE. ... Since the age of 4, I've dedicated my life to the ice. I am a home grown Figure Skater ... My ultimate goal is ... the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. I am now only 1 step away from achieving this goal as I have already secured a place in the qualifiers in 2017 (Worlds).

... I have been training for short stints in China, South Korea and Canada as I cannot afford proper long term training. Most of the time, I train by myself without a coach, in public rinks.

.... However to get to the Olympics, home training is not enough. I need the guidance and expertise of experienced coaches overseas in order to step up my game, and this is beyond my parents' means. My yearly training and competition expenses are approaching $40,000 a year, which does not include basic living or other expenses. ... This particular sport is still very new in Malaysia ... it is not designated as a core sport in the country. Due to this, I do not receive sufficient funds from the authorities. One of my aims is to promote the sport and put my country on the Figure Skating map.

I am currently ranked 55 in the world and I have been National Champion 3 years in a row. I have already qualified for the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships as well as the Worlds Championship, not to mention being the first to do so from Malaysia. ....

I believe I can be the First ever Malaysian to qualify for the Winter Olympics as I have already qualified Malaysia an entry to the Youth Winter Olympics in 2016. ... Please do support and join me on the Road to be the First Malaysian Winter Olympian.


Competitive History


2019–20 season
DateEventLevelSPFSTotal
29 November - 1 December 20192019 Southeast Asian GamesSenior1 (63.35)1 (139.27)1 (202.62)
25-27 October 20192019 Skate Canada InternationalSenior7 (75.64)10 (135.99)9 (211.63)
25-28 September 20192019 CS Nebelhorn TrophySenior4 (68.87)8 (124.68)6 (193.55)
2018–19 season
DateEventSPFSTotal
April 20192019 Malaysian Open ChampionshipsSenior--1
18-24 March 20192019 World ChampionshipsSenior24 (73.63)23 (132.34)23 (205.97)
7-10 February 20192019 Four Continents ChampionshipsSenior18 (61.23)17 (112.87)20 (174.10)
16–18 November 20182018 Rostelecom CupSenior12 (60.37)12 (118.34)12 (178.71)
19–21 October 20182018 Skate AmericaSenior3 (81.52)9 (125.99)7 (207.51)
20–22 September 20182018 CS Autumn Classic InternationalSenior5 (74.86)8 (126.43)7 (201.29)
2017–18 season
DateEventSPFSTotal
19–25 March 20182018 World ChampionshipsSenior21 (72.43)20 (136.60)21 (209.03)
14–23 February 20182018 Winter OlympicsSenior25 (73.58)DNQ25
22–27 January 20182018 Four Continents ChampionshipsSenior17 (68.45)16 (129.23)16 (197.68)
20–26 November 20172017 CS Tallinn TrophySenior9 (63.70)4 (138.92)5 (202.62)
27–30 September 20172017 CS Nebelhorn TrophySenior6 (71.93)3 (148.74)6 (220.67)
26–27 August 20172017 Southeast Asian GamesSenior1 (73.03)1 (132.40)1 (205.43)
2016–17 season
DateEventSPFSTotal
27 March – 2 April 20172017 World ChampionshipsSenior23 (69.74)19 (144.25)22 (213.99)
23–26 February 20172017 Asian Winter GamesSenior10 (72.75)8 (149.94)8 (222.69)
15–19 February 20172017 Four Continents ChampionshipsSenior15 (72.21)16 (130.46)15 (202.67)
17–20 November 20162016 CS Warsaw CupSenior2 (71.27)7 (126.48)5 (197.75)
22–24 September 20162016 CS Nebelhorn TrophySenior4 (72.59)5 (139.68)4 (212.27)
4–7 August 20162016 Asian Open TrophySenior3 (63.41)3 (125.60)3 (189.01)
2015–16 season
DateEventSPFSTotal
15-16 April 20162016 Malaysian Open ChampionshipsSenior1 (73.23)1 (143.53)1 (216.76)
26 March – 3 April 20162016 World ChampionshipsSenior22 (67.60)19 (135.34)21 (202.94)
16–21 February 20162016 Four Continents ChampionshipsSenior15 (59.70)14 (130.62)15 (190.32)
20–25 October 20152015 CS Denkova-Staviski CupSenior1 (67.24)3 (130.18)2 (197.42)
30 September – 3 October 20152015 JGP SpainJunior5 (59.34)4 (120.51)4 (179.85)
24–26 September 20152015 CS Nebelhorn TrophySenior9 (65.89)7 (125.38)9 (191.27)
26–29 August 20152015 JGP LatviaJunior7 (59.10)6 (117.69)7 (176.79)
2014–15 season
DateEventLevelSPFSTotal
3-4 April 20152015 Malaysian Open ChampionshipsSenior1 (60.42)1 (120.82)1 (181.24)
7-8 March 20152015 World Junior ChampionshipsJunior18 (57.46)19 (102.74)19 (160.20)
9–15 February 20152015 Four Continents ChampionshipsSenior20 (57.02)22 (100.33)22 (157.35)
8-11 October 20142014 JGP CroatiaJunior10 (55.33)14 (98.74)14 (154.07)
11-14 September 20142014 JGP JapanJunior6 (58.11)6 (113.84)6 (171.95)
7-10 August 20142014 Asian Open TrophyJunior2 (50.64)2 (113.46)2 (164.10)
2013–14 season
DateEventLevelSPFSTotal
4-5 April 20142014 Malaysian Open ChampionshipsSenior1 (52.10)1 (97.15)1 (149.25)
6-10 March 20142014 World Junior ChampionshipsJunior35 (42.02)-35 (FNR)
20-25 January 20142014 Four Continents ChampionshipsSenior23 (49.29)24 (88.27)23 (137.56)
2-5 October 20132013 JGP Czech SkateJunior19 (38.68)13 (90.07)17 (128.75)
18-21 September 20132013 JGP Baltic CupJunior30 (25.71)22 (85.33)26 (111.04)
20-22 August 20132013 Skate Down UnderSenior4 (55.19)3 (99.10)3 (154.29)
15-18 August 2013Taipei Open Championships 2013Junior3 (42.54) 3 (85.42) 3 (127.96)
8-11 August 20132013 Asian Open Figure Skating TrophyJunior4 (40.42)3 (90.29)4 (130.71)
2012–13 season
DateEventLevelSPFSTotal
5-6 April 20132013 Malaysian Open ChampionshipsSenior1 (43.80)1 (85.95)1 (129.75)
25 Feb. - 3 Mar. 20132013 World Junior ChampionshipsJunior34 (38.16)-34 (FNR)
22-26 January 20136th Skate HelenaJunior1 (40.24)1 (83.74)1 (123.98)
3-6 January 20132013 Junior New Year's CupJunior5 (42.05)7 (83.11)6 (125.16)
22-26 September 20122012 JGP Sencila Bled CupJunior19 (42.33)22 (70.60)21 (112.93)
22-26 August 20122012 Junior Asian Figure Skating TrophyJunior7 (34.48)4 (77.09)6 (111.57)
2011-12 season
DateEventLevelSPFSTotal
24 Feb. - 4 Mar. 20122012 Junior World Championships (Prelim)Junior-20 (61.26)DNQ
17-18 February 20122012 Malaysian ChampionshipsSenior1 (50.20)2 (80.59)2 (130.79)
12–15 October 20112011 JGP EstoniaJunior13 (36.58)13 (76.32)14 (112.90)
5–8 October 20112011 JGP ItalyJunior23 (30.91)22 (62.04)22 (92.95)
22–26 August 20112011 Asian Open TrophyJunior9 (33.73)8 (71.42)8 (105.15)
2010–11 season
DateEventLevelSPFSTotal
25 March 20112011 Malaysian Open ChampionshipsJunior1 (36.89)1 (71.96)1 (108.85)
2009–10 season
DateEventLevelSPFSTotal
1-2 April 20102010 Malaysian Open ChampionshipsNovice2 (26.59)3 (34.84)2 (61.43)


Exhibitions

2018 Skate America EX Mop
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xinOIZnYHRg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbb8tFiajfQ

2017 Nebelhorn (fabulous!) EX
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6d5_nOt3ZI&app=desktop

2017 Asian SOI "The Janitor"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsrMdq2hI-I

Feb. 2017 EX
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3q1MTiJbYI

2016 Asian SOI "Feelin Good"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFEWULyNSwc

Interviews

2020 The Winter Warrior From The Country That Has No Winters [Chase Joey 2020 EP5 - Julian Yee]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvlG1xwn2m0

2019 MK Blades Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waPYTrtuFWM

2018 Julian Skates Against All Odds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aCE-olwNHY

2018 FACES OF MALAYSIA: Julian Yee will skate for Malaysia in Winter Olympics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53KYF2ADsQw

2018 Julian's Figure Skating Tips
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beSD7yWc3g4

2015 Sep 23 Nebelhorn
www.dailymotion.com/video/x37m431 (3:58)

2015 Sep 30 JGP Logrono
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0lTmRmUgvI (3:09)

2016 BFM Podcast Interview
http://www.bfm.my/bar-none-julian-yee
 
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Crossover

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Okay, I had a hard time to find his fanfest because when searching, I put his full name such as "Julian Zhi Jie Yee",
and silly me, I gave the OP a thumb-up already. I forgot I saw this one.

Anyway, he impressed me at Worlds, his SP and FS were delightful, so I was relieved that he could make it to FS.
 

icheow

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Okay, I had a hard time to find his fanfest because when searching, I put his full name such as "Julian Zhi Jie Yee",
and silly me, I gave the OP a thumb-up already. I forgot I saw this one.

Anyway, he impressed me at Worlds, his SP and FS were delightful, so I was relieved that he could make it to FS.

He ended his season at the Malaysia Nationals last weekend with a personal best of 216.76, while defending his National title for the 4th year in a row.
 

Crossover

All Hail the Queen
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He ended his season at the Malaysia Nationals last weekend with a personal best of 216.76, while defending his National title for the 4th year in a row.

Good to hear that. He has his own distinctive style and charms to entertain audience, so I hope he develops more as a skater and makes it to the 2018 Olympics. Has he practiced quads and ever landed them in practice or any competition?
 

OniBan

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Hie everyone! Thanks for the thumbs up and support ! I'll be editing and adding video links to this thread as I go along, so please excuse any missing links and messy layout at the moment, arrgghh! Feel free to add more Julian-related stuff if you find them and wants to share 'em :)
 
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Ares

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Call me ignorant but I suspected till now that he is just another skater who grew up in USA but happens to represent other country partially because of his ancestry. It turns out that I was wrong and makes me even more appreciative that he's so good despite not coming from a country and nation in which this sport is popular and having worse facilities. That tells a lot of how talented he is.
 

OniBan

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added a nice podcast interview with Julian from a local radio station to the top post - some insight on how he got into the sport, how is it like being an athlete of a relatively obscure sport in Malaysia, training, inspiration, etc. A recommended listen!

http://www.bfm.my/bar-none-julian-yee
 
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el henry

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Go Julian!

I first saw him at 4CCs last year and his performance was so engaging, I became a fan. Keep up the good work at this 4CCs:clapper:
 

desertskates

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Nov 19, 2013
Yay, a Julian thread!!! I absolutely fell in love with this guy's skating last year. And the amazing work he's had to put in as a guy not from a traditional skating country. The 4sal in the video looks beautiful. With his talent and a seemingly engaging personality, I think he can do a lot to put Malaysia on the skating map. I'll be rooting for him at 4CC!
 

OniBan

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Yay, a Julian thread!!! I absolutely fell in love with this guy's skating last year. And the amazing work he's had to put in as a guy not from a traditional skating country. The 4sal in the video looks beautiful. With his talent and a seemingly engaging personality, I think he can do a lot to put Malaysia on the skating map. I'll be rooting for him at 4CC!

I really hope he'll get a chance to show off a good quad (or two) at the competition. He does have a charming personality on the ice and I like that he's also placing good emphasis on the performance side of figure skating.
Will you be seeing 4CC live? Please do a on site review or commentary if you do and if you can?
 

desertskates

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I really hope he'll get a chance to show off a good quad (or two) at the competition. He does have a charming personality on the ice and I like that he's also placing good emphasis on the performance side of figure skating.
Will you be seeing 4CC live? Please do a on site review or commentary if you do and if you can?

Unfortunately, I'm not going to be in attendance, but will be cheering them on from behind my screen :)
 
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