Mervin Tran

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Record Breaker
Feb 27, 2012
Canadian figure skater Mervin Tran was born on September 22, 1990, in Regina, Saskatchewan. In 2007, he switched from singles to pair skating. He currently is paired with Olivia Serafini and skates for the US.

Narumi Takahashi pronounces her name here:

Good overview of Tran's early skating career:
Mervin Tran dons the maple leaf with new partner Natasha Purich
By Beverley Smith

The photo in the tweet is different from the one shown in the Skate Canada article.​
ETA, lovely observation from the thread for Nebelhorn (where Tran and Takahashi skated their SPs back to back with their respective new partners):
I'm watching the ISU stream and I clearly heard Mervin say very loudly to Narumi "Good Luck".
I think that's very good sportsmanship, not that I ever thought he didn't have any, but wow.

Mervin Tran & Narumi.Takahashi ISU biography

Mervin Tran & Natasha Purich ISU biography

Mervin Tran & Marissa Castelli ISU Biography

Mervin Tran & Olivia Serafini ISU biography
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Nov 1, 2009
I'm sure Mervin is happy to be skating for Canada, but boy, do I miss watching Takahashi/Tran--they had something magical going!


Match Penalty
Mar 11, 2007
Congratulations to Mervin for keeping his chin up and continuing to pursue his dream. A strong start for them internationally. Hope a strong free skate is to follow and Nebelhorn gives them confidence for the season ahead.


On the Ice
Apr 18, 2012
Globe and Mail article January 9th 2013

A very nice article about Mervin (and his partner Natasha Purich) appeared today in the Globe and Mail. It is very heartwarming to see him back and still skating in pairs and doing it well.

Good luck at the Canadian Nationals!

(It is kind of nice to start seeing articles on figure skating start to pop up again. No doubt it has something to do with the Olympic year, but it is still really really pleasant to see the sport, more broadly, get some attention.)