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Brooklee Han Brooklee Han

Athlete Biography

Brooklee Han was born in Massachusetts in the United States and lives in Connecticut but her father is Australian. At a figure skating camp when she was 12 years old, Han met her coach Serhii Vaypan, who would become instrumental in her success. After one year with Vaypan, Han was consistently landing doubles. After two years she was landing triples and then competing on the international circuit.

Han competed at the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Junior World Championships, her best result being 16th at the 2012 tournament in Milan, Italy. Han competed in the 2013 World Championships in London, Canada. Han skated a personal best in her short program and a strong performance in both her long and overall programs, to finish 21st overall.

With only the top-20 earning Olympic selection, Han just missed out leaving her just one more chance to qualify. At the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy, she did just that - finishing in overall fifth place - but most importantly, first out of non-qualified competitors.

Before focusing full time on her skating, Han competed in equestrian dressage and eventing, following in her parents' footsteps. Her father was the Australian Junior Young Rider Eventing Champion and her mother worked for the US Equestrian team.

Finishing her high school studies in 2013, Han has been accepted to study Biology at Wesleyan. Han is the US National Latin Exam Silver Medallist and a Connecticut State Latin Contest Gold Medallist. She has also been awarded the 2012 Bausch and Lomb, University of Rochester Honorary Science award and the 2012 Harvard Book Prize of Southern Connecticut and is a member of the Joel Barlow Chapter of the National Honour Society.

Han has played the violin since she was five years old. She started a community orchestra in her home town and volunteers teaching violin at her school.

Schedule and Results

Start lists for Australian athletes will be available as soon as they are allocated. Please note this can be as late as within 24 hours before the scheduled start time of the event. Medal events, regardless of Australian participation, will also be displayed here.

Day 12, Feb 19 2014

Figure Skating
(Local) / 7:00 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Ladies Short Program
Brooklee Han 22nd (49.32)

Day 13, Feb 20 2014

Figure Skating
(Local) / 7:00 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Ladies Free Skating Medal Event
Brooklee Han 18th (94.52)
RUS Adelina Sotnikova KOR Yuna Kim ITA Carolina Kostner

Fast Facts

Sport
Figure Skating
Status
Selected
Event
Individual Women
Height
150cm
Weight
42kg
Age
18
Born
Beverly, United States of America
Residence
Redding, United States of America

Olympic Information

Sochi 2014 will be her first Olympic Games

Recent Performances

  • 14th - 2014 Four Continents Championships (Taipei, Taiwan)
  • 1st - 2013 Australian Figure Skating Championships (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 1st - 2013 Volvo Open Cup (Riga, Latvia)
  • 11th - 2013 Junior Grand Prix (Ostrava, Czech Republic)
  • 5th - 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy (Oberstdorf, Germany)

Training

Coach
Serhii Vaypan
Club
Icehouse Figure Skating Club & Finer Edge Figure Skating Club
Training Base in Australia
Melbourne, VIC
Training Base Overseas
Connecticut, USA

Career Highlights

  • Qualifying for the 2013 ISU World Figure Skating Championships, qualifying through the short program by placing 20th and placing 21st overall
  • Placing 16th at the 2013 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships
  • Placing 12th at the 2013 ISU Four Continents Championships

Education

Primary
Redding Elementary School & John Read Middle School (Redding, CT USA)
Secondary
Joel Barlow High School (Redding, CT USA)
Tertiary
I have been accepted to and will attend Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT USA

Q&A

What is your favourite competition venue?
Eissporzentrum - Oberstdorf, Germany.

What is your goal for Sochi?
I want to skate two clean programs and just absorb and enjoy as much of the experience I possibly can.

Who is your sports hero?
I think all of my sports heroes are skaters and I have many, not just one.

Worry about what you can control

BK in Sochi: Blog

BK in Sochi: Blog

BLOG: The past 16 days have whizzed past in a green and gold blur. I've had the time of my life jumping around cheering on the Aussies in Sochi! I'm about to head back to Australia, but before I do here are a few of my Games highlights!

WRAP: Figure Skating at its finest

WRAP: Figure Skating at its finest

FIGURE SKATING: After the disappointment of missing out on the Vancouver Games, the bubbly duo of Danielle O’Brien and Greg Merriman finally made their Olympic debut and reached all their goals in competition.

Han finishes strongly in dramatic night of skating

Han finishes strongly in dramatic night of skating

FIGURE SKATING: Australia's Brooklee Han has finished the free program of the Sochi 2014 Figure Skating competition in 20th place. Han began the second phase of competition in 22nd after earning 49.32 points for her short program. She was the second athlete to take to the ice, following Korea’s Park So Youn.

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Quick thinking sees Han progress

Quick thinking sees Han progress

FIGURE SKATING: Thinking on her feet has seen Australia’s Brooklee Han put together a solid performance in the Ladies’ Individual Figure Skating and qualify her through to free program.

PREVIEW: Han leaps onto the Sochi stage

PREVIEW: Han leaps onto the Sochi stage

FIGURE SKATING: The highest rating event of the Winter Olympics gets underway tomorrow, with the Ladies’ Individual Figure Skating short program taking place at the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi. Australia’s Brooklee Han is delighted to be part of the spectacle.

Four athletes take on Four Continents

Four athletes take on Four Continents

FIGURE SKATING: Australian ice dancing pair Danielle O’Brien and Greg Merriman have produced a season’s best free dance to finish seventh at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Taipei.

Kerry loses Olympic appeal

Kerry loses Olympic appeal

FIGURE SKATING: Brooklee Han will represent Australia in ladies' figure skating at February's Winter Olympics after Chantelle Kerry was unsuccessful in challenging her position at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

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Australian Champions Crowned

Australian Champions Crowned

FIGURE SKATING: Danielle O’Brien and Greg Merriman have further stamped their names in the history books, securing a record seventh consecutive national ice dancing title.

New Olympians in action

New Olympians in action

FIGURE SKATING: Australia’s newest Olympians took to the ice on Thursday night at the Australian Figure Skating Championships in Melbourne.

Brooklee Han wins international event

Brooklee Han wins international event

FIGURE SKATING: With the Sochi 2014 Games less the three months away, Australia's figure skaters have had the opportunity for more competition practice of their Olympic routines.

Brooklee Han 11th in Junior Grand Prix

Brooklee Han 11th in Junior Grand Prix

FIGURE SKATING: Just days after her outstanding performance in Oberstdorf to qualify for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Brooklee Han is back on the ice, competing in the Junior Grand Prix in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Brooklee Han secures Olympic quota place

FIGURE SKATING: Brooklee Han skated her heart out on Day 2 of the Nebelhorn Trophy, securing Australia a place in the ladies’ individual figure skating for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.