Athlete Profile - Julian Zhi Jie YEE

Julian Zhi Jie YEE
Birth Date:  26 May 1997
Age:  20
Gender:   Men

Events and Medals

Event Rank
Men Single Skating  

Julian Zhi Jie YEE - Schedule

Start Time Event Status
Fri, 16 Feb 10:00
Men Single Skating Short Program

Biographical Information

Highlights World Championships
21Single Skating2016Boston, MA, USA
22Single Skating2017Helsinki, FIN

Four Continents Championships
15Single Skating2017Gangneung, KOR
15Single Skating2016Taipei, TPE
16Single Skating2018Taipei, TPE
22Single Skating2015Seoul, KOR

Asian Winter Games
8Single Skating2017Sapporo, JPN

World Junior Championships
19Single Skating2015Tallinn, EST
35Single Skating2014Sofia, BUL
Hobbies Cooking, TV, snowboarding, skiing, futsal. (, 19 Oct 2017;, 09 Oct 2017)
Occupation Athlete, Student
Education Sunway University, Petaling Jaya, MAS
Languages spoken English
Coach Michael Hopfes, Doug Leigh (, 06 Feb 2018)
Sporting/Famous relatives His older brother Ryan has also competed in figure skating at international level. (, 19 Oct 2017)
Other sports He was a member of the national short track team. (, 19 Oct 2017)
Injuries He struggled with a back injury in the 2016/17 season. (, 17 Jul 2017)
Choreographer Elvin Wong [short program], Michael Hopfes [free skating] (, 06 Feb 2018)
Start He took up the sport in 2001. (, 19 Oct 2017)
Reason His mother, who is the former vice president of the Malaysian Ice Skating Association, introduced him and his brothers to the sport. (, 02 Oct 2017;, 17 Jul 2017)
Training He trains 27 hours a week in both the high and low seasons in Barrie, ON, Canada. (, 06 Feb 2018)
Memorable Achievement Qualifying for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 27 Sep 2017)
Philosophy "I don't dream, I set goals." (Twitter profile, 01 Nov 2017)
Awards He was selected as Malaysia's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Olympic Council of Malaysia Facebook page, 04 Feb 2018)
Additional information Music
Short program as of 2017/18 season
To Build A Home by Cinematic Orchestra

Free skating as of 2017/18 season
It's a Man's World by James Brown
Get It On by James Brown
I Feel Good by James Brown (, 06 Feb 2018)

At the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang he will become the first Malaysian to compete in figure skating at an Olympic Winter Games. In 2016 he became the first Malaysian figure skater to compete at the world championships. (SportsDeskOnline, 03 Feb 2018;, 02 Oct 2017;, 30 Sep 2017)

He moved to Canada in 2016 for better training conditions. "We lack the proper facilities and expertise for figure skating [in Malaysia]. Training ice time is very limited as all the local ice rinks are in shopping malls, which mainly cater to the public for leisure skating." In Canada he trains at the Mariposa School of Skating in Barrie, Ontario. (, 17 Jul 2017; YouTube channel, 03 Jul 2017)

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