Hi, I know my blog readers is not in Malaysia only, but according to blog statictic there are from Singapore, USA, Australia and etc. Thank you guys ! thank you for reading my blog, I mean to drop by ! I know you not might understand my writing since there are all in Malay language. So, today I'm gonna write it in English.
It is about a Dream Program or a dream come true and the name that I want to highlight is Julian Yee Zhi-Jie (born 26 May 1997). Still young ! He is a Malaysian figure skater. He is a five time Malaysian senior national champion (2013-2017) and has competed in the final segment at seven ISU Champion including two World Championships.
|credit to Julian Yee Zhi-Jie instagram account @julianyeee|
Yee began learning to skate at age four at the Sunway Pyramid Ice Rink in Malaysia. He and his brothers were introduced to skating by their mother, Irene. In 2011, he became the youngest skater to win the Junior Men's category, at age 13 years 10 months, thereby breaking the previous record held by his brother Ryan Yee Zhi-Jwen.
In 2014, Yee became the first Malaysian to reach the free skate at a Four Championships. One of the youngest skaters at the event, held in Taipei City from 20-25 January 2014, he qualified for the free skate and finished 23rd overall. At the 2014 Malaysian Open National Championship, Yee held the lead after the short program and defended his title to become only the second Malaysian skater to win the Senior Men's title in consecutive years.
Yee finished 15 overall at the 2017 Four Continents Championships in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and then went directly to Sapporo, Japan to compete at his first Asian Winter Games; he placed 8th with a new personal best of 222.69 points. In Augsut 2017, Yee won gold at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. During the Nebelhorn Trophy, which was the qualifying event, the 2017 SEA Games gold medalist garnered a score of 71.93 points in his short programmed. His free skate routine, where he was placed third, gave him the points needed (148.74) to place in the top seven to qualify for the 2018 Pyeognchang Winter Olympics. Wow ! congratulations and wish you all the best. As a Malaysian I am proud of you.
That's all for now and don't forget to leave some comments on this post. By the way, I can't wait for the forthcoming event which is the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea.