Yan Han (figure skater)

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yan.
Yan Han
Yan Han Podium Cup of China 2013.jpg
Yan took gold at the 2013 Cup of China
Personal information
Country represented China
Born (1996-03-06) March 6, 1996 (age 18)
Harbin, China
Home town Harbin
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Coach Shuguang Jia
Former coach Bing Huang
Choreographer Helen Zhang Wei
Skating club Harbin Training Centre
Began skating 2001
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 246.20
2014 Winter Olympics
Short program 90.14
2013 Cup of China
Free skate 160.54
2014 Winter Olympics

Yan Han (simplified Chinese: 闫涵; traditional Chinese: 閆涵; pinyin: Yán Hán; March 6, 1996) is a Chinese male figure skater. He is the 2013 Four Continents bronze medalist, 2013 Cup of China champion, 2012 World Junior champion, 2012 Youth Olympics champion, and a two-time (2009, 2010) Chinese national champion.

Career[edit]

The only athlete in his family, Yan started skating at the age of 5. He trained in Harbin until he relocated to Beijing in early 2012.[1]

2009–2010 season[edit]

Yan made his ISU Junior Grand Prix debut in the 2009–10 season. He won gold at the event in Turkey, his only assignment that season. He did not compete at the 2011 World Junior Championships due to a fracture injury.[citation needed]

2010–2011 season[edit]

Yan was assigned to the 2010–11 ISU Junior Grand Prix events in Austria and Czech Republic. After winning his two JGP events, Yan qualified for the 2010–11 Junior Grand Prix Final, which was held in Beijing, China. Yan took the silver medal in his home country. He ended the season by placing 6th in his debut at the 2011 World Junior Championships in Korea.

2011–2012 season[edit]

In the 2011–12 season, Yan began attempting a triple axel and a quad toe loop jump in competition. After winning gold in his two JGP events in Austria and Italy, Yan qualified for the 2011–12 Junior Grand Prix Final, held in Quebec City, Canada, where he won the silver medal despite having a fever.[citation needed] He became the 2012 Youth Olympics champion in Innsbruck, Austria.

Yan then competed at the 2012 World Junior Championships and won the gold medal, becoming the first Chinese to win the men's junior world title.

2012–2013 season[edit]

Yan started his season at the 2012 JGP Slovenia, where he finished 5th after a shattering fall on the quadruple toe loop in the free program. He then won silver, behind Maxim Kovtun at the 2012 JGP Croatia. He did not advance to the JGP Final.

Yan took silver at the 2013 Chinese Championships. He made his senior international debut at the 2013 Four Continents Championships, where he took the bronze medal and set a new personal best score of 235.22 points. Yan ended the season placing 9th in the men's discipline and 5th with Team China at the 2013 World Team Trophy. He then flew to Toronto to work with Lori Nichol for two new programs for the upcoming season.

2013–2014 season[edit]

Yan's senior Grand Prix debut came at the 2013 Cup of China. He placed first in the short setting a personal best score of 90.14 points and placed second in the free winning the gold medal overall, ahead of Maxim Kovtun. Yan set a personal best overall score of 245.62 points. Yan's second event was the 2013 Trophée Éric Bompard. Although he developed a fever the day before his short program,[citation needed] he still scored 84.34 points in the short and 129.89 points in the free, placing fourth overall. His results qualified him for the Grand Prix Final, in which he placed 6th overall. He was selected to compete at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, where he finished seventh.[2] He then finished seventh at the 2014 World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama, Japan.

2014–2015 season[edit]

For the 2014–15 Grand Prix season, Yan was selected to compete at the Cup of China and Trophée Bompard.[3] On 8 November, during the free skate warm-up at the Cup of China, Yan had a collision with Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu. Yan was visibly injured, but decided to compete. He placed seventh for the free program, sixth overall.[4][5][6]

Programs[edit]

Han at the 2013 Cup of China podium.
Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2014–2015
[7]
2013–2014
[8]
2012–2013
[9]
2011–2012
[10]
2010–2011
[11]
2009–2010

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International[12]
Event 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
Olympics 7th
Worlds 7th
Four Continents 3rd
Grand Prix Final 6th
GP Bompard 4th 8th
GP Cup of China 1st 6th
Asian Trophy 1st
International: Junior[12]
Junior Worlds 6th 1st
Youth Olympics 1st
JGP Final 2nd 2nd
JGP Austria 1st 1st
JGP Croatia 2nd
JGP Czech Rep. 1st
JGP Italy 1st
JGP Slovenia 5th
JGP Turkey 1st
National[12]
Chinese Champ. 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 4th
Chinese NG 2nd
Team events
Olympics 7th
World Team
Trophy
5th T
(9th P)
T = Team result; P = Personal result; Medals awarded for team result only.

Detailed results[edit]

2014–15 season
Date Event SP FS Total
November 21-23, 2014 2014 Trophée Éric Bompard 10
73.18
6
143.67
8
216.8
November 7-9, 2014 2014 Cup of China 3
79.21
7
127.44
6
206.65
2013–14 season
Date Event SP FS Total
March 24-30, 2014 2014 World Championships 5
86.70
11
145.21
7
231.91
February 13-14, 2014 2014 Winter Olympics 8
85.66
7
160.54
7
246.20
December 5-8, 2013 2013–14 Grand Prix Final 4
77.75
6
154.80
6
232.55
December 5-8, 2013 2013–14 Grand Prix Final 4
77.75
6
154.80
6
232.55
November 15–17, 2013 2013 ISU Grand Prix Trophée Éric Bompard 4
84.34
6
129.89
4
214.23
November 1–3, 2013 2013 ISU Grand Prix Cup of China 1
90.14
2
155.48
1
245.62
2012–13 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
April 11–14, 2013 2013 ISU World Team Trophy Senior 10
64.54
9
143.27
9
207.81
February 8–11, 2012 2013 Four Continents Championships Senior 2
85.08
5
150.14
3
235.22
December 20–21, 2012 2012–13 Chinese Championship Senior 2
68.77
2
143.03
2
211.80
October 4–7, 2012 2012 Junior Grand Prix, Croatia Junior 1
70.47
2
141.63
2
212.10
September 26–29, 2012 2012 Junior Grand Prix, Slovenia Junior 2
65.66
5
115.03
5
180.69
2011–12 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
Feb. 27 – March 4, 2012 2012 World Junior Championships Junior 2
74.88
1
147.57
1
222.45
January 14–22, 2012 2012 Winter Youth Olympics Junior 1
59.65
1
132.80
1
192.45
January 4–6, 2012 12th Chinese National Winter Games Senior 2
77.15
1
154.30
2
231.45
December 7–12, 2011 2011 Junior Grand Prix Final Junior 3
64.23
1
141.70
2
205.93
October 5–8, 2011 2011 Junior Grand Prix, Italy Junior 1
72.07
1
147.30
1
219.37
Sept. 28 – October 1, 2011 2011 Junior Grand Prix, Austria Junior 1
68.78
1
137.08
1
205.86
September 20–23, 2011 2011–2012 Chinese Championships Senior 5
62.60
4
134.84
3
197.44
August 22–26, 2011 2011 Asian Figure Skating Trophy Senior 2
63.19
1
131.12
1
194.31
2010–11 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
Feb. 27 – March 6, 2011 2011 World Junior Championships Junior 8
60.89
5
126.60
6
187.49
December 23–24, 2010 2010–2011 Chinese Championships Senior 1
71.27
1
134.74
1
206.01
December 8–12, 2010 2010–11 Junior Grand Prix Final Junior 3
67.29
3
118.76
2
186.05
October 13–16, 2010 2010 Junior Grand Prix, Czech Republic Junior 1
66.19
1
127.43
1
193.62
September 15–18, 2010 2010 Junior Grand Prix, Austria Junior 5
53.79
1
116.69
1
170.48
2009–10 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
October 14–17, 2009 2009 Junior Grand Prix, Turkey Junior 3
61.21
1
121.33
1
182.54
September 3–5, 2009 2009–10 Chinese Championships Senior 1
64.78
1
129.90
1
194.68
  • Personal bests highlighted in bold.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flade, Tatjana (July 31, 2011). "Han Yan looking to become China’s next skating star". GoldenSkate. Retrieved August 21, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Han YAN". Organizing Committee of the XXII Olympic Winter Games. Archived from the original on April 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ "ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2014/15 - Men". International Skating Union. 2 September 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Hanyu places second in Cup of China despite bloody collision during warm-ups". The Japan Times (Shanghai). Kyodo News, Associated Press. 8 November 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Yuzuru Hanyu suffers nasty collision, still wins silver at Cup of China". CBC Sports. Associated Press. 8 November 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  6. ^ Zaccardi, Nick (8 November 2014). "Yuzuru Hanyu finishes second at Cup of China after bloody warm-up collision". NBC Sports. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Han YAN: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. 
  8. ^ "Han YAN: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 3, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Han YAN: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 23, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Han YAN: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on January 24, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Han YAN: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 16, 2011. 
  12. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Han YAN". International Skating Union. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Yan Han at Wikimedia Commons