Han Tianyu

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Han Tianyu
Personal information
Born (1996-06-03) 3 June 1996 (age 21)
Fushun, Liaoning, China
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Sport
Country  China
Sport Short track speed skating
Coached by Li Yan (National Team Coach)
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 500m: 40.582 (2014)
1000m: 1:24.490 (2014)
1500m: 2:13.354 (2015)
3000m: 5:13.204 (2014)

Han Tianyu (Chinese: 韩天宇; born 3 June 1996) is a Chinese short-track speed-skater. He won the silver medal in men's 1500 metres short track speed skating at the 2014 Winter Olympics, behind the Canadian skater Charles Hamelin, who won the gold medal.

Early life[edit]

In 2002, Tianyu started to practice roller skating when he was only six years old. He was very talented in skating and won 8 national champions and 5 provincial champions during 2002 to 2006. In 2006, 10-year-old Tianyu decided to learn and practice short track speed skating. While there was no professional short track team in Liaoning Province at that time, he went to Changchun, Jilin and started his short track training.

Career[edit]

Tianyu made his international debut in 2012 World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships, Melbourne, where he finished first in super 1500 meters, as well as a silver medal in 500 meters. Finally, He won a bronze medal in the overall ranking. After that competition, he was selected as a Chinese national team skater.

He started to compete in world cups in the 2012–2013 season. He also competed in 2013 World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships one year later in Warsaw, Poland. During that championships, he won 2 gold and a silver in single distances and ranked 2nd in the overall ranking. During the ISU competitions in 2013–2014 season, he showed a lot of improvements and was selected as a competitor in 2014 winter olympic games in Sochi.

On Feb 10th, 2014, Han went on the ice for men's 1500 meters in Winter Olympic Game. He was in the same heat with superstar Victor An and world junior champion in 2013 Park Se-yeong, in both quarterfinals and semifinals. He made a second and a first in the two races and got the chance to be in the final race. In the final race, he stayed in top three during the whole race and in the last few laps still tried to challenge Charles Hamelin, who won the gold medal in the end. Tianyu finished second and Victor got the bronze medal.

International Competition Podiums[edit]

Date Competition Location Rank Event Result
25 Feb 2012 2012 World Junior Championships, Melbourne Australia Medibank Icehouse Silver medal world centered-2.svg 500 m 42.308
25 Feb 2012 2012 World Junior Championships, Melbourne Australia Medibank Icehouse Gold medal world centered-2.svg 1500 m Super Final 2:38.889
25 Feb 2012 2012 World Junior Championships, Melbourne Australia Medibank Icehouse Silver medal world centered-2.svg 3000 m relay 4:02.922
25 Feb 2012 2012 World Junior Championships, Melbourne Australia Medibank Icehouse Bronze medal world centered-2.svg Overall 63 Points
28 Oct 2012 2012–13 ISU World Cup, Montreal Canada Maurice Richard Arena 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5000 m relay 6:45.864
2 Dec 2012 2012–13 ISU World Cup, Nagoya Japan Nippon Gaishi Hall 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5000 m relay 6:47.885
3 Feb 2013 2012–13 ISU World Cup, Sochi Russia Iceberg Skating Palace 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5000 m relay 6:49.925
22 Feb 2013 2013 World Junior Championships, Warsaw Poland Torwar Hall Gold medal world centered-2.svg 1500 m 2:35.255
23 Feb 2013 2013 World Junior Championships, Warsaw Poland Torwar Hall Silver medal world centered-2.svg 500 m 41.458
24 Feb 2013 2013 World Junior Championships, Warsaw Poland Torwar Hall Gold medal world centered-2.svg 1000 m 1:28.592
24 Feb 2013 2013 World Junior Championships, Warsaw Poland Torwar Hall Silver medal world centered-2.svg Overall 97 Points
10 Feb 2014 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi Russia Iceberg Skating Palace Silver medal olympic.svg 1500 m 2:15.055
21 Feb 2014 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi Russia Iceberg Skating Palace Bronze medal olympic.svg 5000 m relay 6:48.341
14 Mar 2014 2014 World Championships, Montreal Canada Maurice Richard Arena Silver medal world centered-2.svg 1500 m 2:15.138
9 Nov 2014 2014–15 ISU World Cup, Salt Lake City United States Utah Olympic Oval 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5000 m relay 6:39.715
8 Feb 2015 2014–15 ISU World Cup, Dresden Germany EnergieVerbund Arena 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5000 m relay 6:55.225
14 Feb 2015 2014–15 ISU World Cup, Erzurum Turkey Palandöken Olympic Ice Rink 1st, gold medalist(s) 1500 m 2:13.354
15 Feb 2015 2014–15 ISU World Cup, Erzurum Turkey Palandöken Olympic Ice Rink 1st, gold medalist(s) 5000 m relay 6:50.822
14 Mar 2015 2015 World Championships, Moscow Russia Krylatskoe Bronze medal world centered-2.svg 500 m 41.202
15 Mar 2015 2015 World Championships, Moscow Russia Krylatskoe Gold medal world centered-2.svg 5000 m relay 6:55.980

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