Xiangyi An | Golden Skate

Xiangyi An

Lunalovesskating

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Bio

Xiangyi An, also called "Nini" by her fans, is a ladies figure skater who is representing the Republic of China. Xiangyi was born on 24th December 2006.
Nini is coached by her father, a former figure skater and has been working with choreographer Benoit Richaud since 2018.

Xiagnyi is supposed to make her anticipated junior debut this upcoming season (2020/21)

Xiangyi is famous for her amazing spins, jumps and artistry among Chinese fans.

Nini won Chinese Nationals in 2020 with a score of 197.93. She placed second at Nationals the year before with a score of 180, 61.
Nini won the Advanced Novice Girls competition at the Asian Trophy in 2019.
She also won the Chinese Grand Prix and Chinese Club League event with a score of 204.96. (SP: 71, 61. FS: 133,35)


Nini has been training the 3A last year, however, has stopped the training for some time. She also has been seen training Quads on a harness.

Nini also trains Rhythmic Gymnastics (3 years now) and has competed at several RG competitions.

ISU Bio:
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00104690.htm

Programs:
2019/20 season:
Short program: Opportunity by Quvenzhané Wallis from the musical Annie. Choreo by Benoit Richaud
Free Skate: First Embrace by Peter Kater, Tina Guo; Wait For Me by Luca D'Alberto. Choreo by Benoit Richaud
Ex 1: I'm in Here by Sia. Choreo by Benoit Richaud
Ex 2: All is Found (From Frozen 2) choreographed by Benoit Richaud

2018/19 Season:
2nd SP: Tango D'Amor Palermo Neuvo, La Bohemia by Electro Dub Tango. Choreo by Benoit Richaud
2nd FS: Experience (Starkey Remix) by Ludovico Einaudi, Leningrad by William Joseph. Choreo by Benoit Richaud
1st SP: Longing for the Spring Wind
1st FS: The Lord of the Rings

2017/18
SP: Amelie by Yann Tiersen
FS: Fix You by Coldplay
EX: Amelie by Yann Tiersen


2016/17
Christmas show gala:
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town by Mariah Carey

2015/16
SP: Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke
FS: Marco Polo by Loreena McKennit
EX: Frozen. Choreo by Nini
Ex 2: Donizetti - Lucai di Lammermoor by Maria Callas & Overture/All that Jazz by Paul Bogaev
Ex 3: Could not find the name of the song

2014/15
SP: Don't cry for me Argentina

2013/14
FS: Jai Ho (Instrumental) from Slumdog Millionaire

2012/13
FS: Anastasia (Album Prologue) by David Newman


2019/2020 season:
Chinese Nationals:
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hsq8IRSRrcQ
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIp3yEIP2b0

Exhibition at Cup of China:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODLsadqdogU

Frozen Exhibition at Gala World Ice Arena Shenzen 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlDB211J0K0

Tango D'Amor at Gala Ice Aren Shenzen 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlIXcGZrpkI

Chinese League:
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbPC64PD6Mw

Advanced Noice Girls competition at Asian Trophy:

SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEBkNqjtoN4
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlArhgZMnzM

2018/19 Season:
Chinese Nationals
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtUoNNB2gFI
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ8tl3XRBrI

2017/18 season:
SP:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHtyQ4BBnpE&feature=youtu.be
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_srRi0-y4o&feature=youtu.be
Gala: Here

2016/17 season:
Christmas show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8eekI9qUH8&feature=youtu.be

2015/16 season:
SP:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flZRcjv3zl0&feature=youtu.be
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86jYX8ok-Tg&feature=youtu.be
Frozen Gala at CoC:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2Gk9v3Klj4&feature=youtu.be
Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHGyvIkNqM0&feature=youtu.be
Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdS23car7cI&feature=youtu.be

2014/15 season:
SP:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWYdzadjVzM&feature=youtu.be

2013/14 season
FS:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i00cPtgTQU&feature=youtu.be

2012/13 season
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlWVMLTyNw4&feature=youtu.be


More videos:
Some of Nini's Rhythmic Gymnastic performances from 3 years ago
https://youtu.be/KMck4UB5pFs
https://youtu.be/YIzcSNKMYKo

Nini's fanclub
https://www.instagram.com/nini_fanclub/
https://twitter.com/xiangyianfans?lang=de

Nini's mother has a youtube channel with most of Nini's performances:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv1vpcrj0E_ogcoCJMC1pZw
 

Shayuki

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Nov 2, 2013
Nice thread, would have made one at season start if she didn't have one yet, luckily I didn't have to.
 

Lunalovesskating

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Jul 3, 2018
A super kind Nini fan has provided me with more links and lists of Nini's programs across the years. I will update her page over the next few days!
Apparently Nini choreographed some of her old programs, before she started working with Benoit Richaud! I did not know that before!
For example her gala from 2015 CoC was choreographed by Nini when she was 8!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=C2Gk9v3Klj4
 

irisfsk8

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Oct 4, 2020
I was wondering - because names are so important to Chinese - what does the nickname 'Nini' mean?
 

NaVi

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Oct 30, 2014
Here's her long program: https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1Fg411j7hB https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1SL411E7KL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRa1uIWBjuI

I don't know what the training situation has been with COVID.... or what the injury situation is. But her trajectory doesn't is not has high as it was before COVID hit and her first possible JGP season was cancelled. Previously I thought she could win JGP medals and now I'm doubtful. I think she will be able to get regular senior Grand Prix assignments. And she could potentially help earn a point over Canada in the team event in 2026 if she improves and the Canadian women don't.
 
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yume

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Mar 11, 2016
Thanks for the updates.
Those jumps have issues. But she is young, she can improve.
 

Lunalovesskating

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Here's her long program: https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1Fg411j7hB https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1SL411E7KL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRa1uIWBjuI

I don't know what the training situation has been with COVID.... or what the injury situation is. But her trajectory doesn't is not has high as it was before COVID hit and her first possible JGP season was cancelled. Previously I thought she could win JGP medals and now I'm doubtful. I think she will be able to get regular senior Grand Prix assignments. And she could potentially help earn a point over Canada in the team event in 2026 if she improves and the Canadian women don't.
She also trained for Rhythmic gymnastics competitions the whole spring, this probably also affected her form on top of the injuries she apparently had
 

MUALover

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Feb 27, 2010
An Xiangyi didn't do as well in the long program in the same competition but her short program from the same completion, her jumps were fine. She ran out of steam in the long segment - but no-one can be "on" 100% of the time, especially for such a small competition. Here is a better version of her SP:

Her SP with good resolution and clarity:https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1Nq4y1Q7ij?from=search&seid=12475528041588955038
Her jumps are fine and I think she has better height than before on her jumps. I thought she improved from previous years. Plus, she's rehearsing her new programs but they're not ready yet so they probably affected her performance of her old programs.

Her new program to Giselle: I really like it. She is a good actress and makes the mad scene look good down to the hair. It's supposed to be her exhibition but I can see it as an Olympic LP, the music is so grand.

It's really too early to freak out. So many juniors never turn out to be successful seniors anyways - I'm always a bit iffy on Junior Worlds and Junior GPs in any case (I swear to God I thought Marin Honda was going to be the next big thing, the next Yuna but it was not the case - she never achieved the level of success in seniors as juniors). Plus, An Xiangyi had a major growth spurt this year.
 
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hiegg

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Feb 17, 2019
Here's her long program: https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1Fg411j7hB https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1SL411E7KL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRa1uIWBjuI

I don't know what the training situation has been with COVID.... or what the injury situation is. But her trajectory doesn't is not has high as it was before COVID hit and her first possible JGP season was cancelled. Previously I thought she could win JGP medals and now I'm doubtful. I think she will be able to get regular senior Grand Prix assignments. And she could potentially help earn a point over Canada in the team event in 2026 if she improves and the Canadian women don't.
Nini had a surgery on her right hand several days before the competition, not enough time for her to recover all the jumps. In the beginning, her coach persuade her to do a 3T 3S 2A routine, but she still want to challenge herself. As we can see, the qualities are not so good. She's getting better now, don't worry so much.
 
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