Skating On The Edge: The Unexpected Journey of Malaysia’s First Olympic Figure Skater
ISBN : 9789674155445
Author: Julian Yee Zhi-Jie
Published Date: January 2020
At four years old, Julian Yee embarked on his first ice-skating lesson with no inkling that this would be his first step into competitive figure skating. His early years on ice nurtured his passion for the sport, but it was a chance participation in a winter sports camp some years later that ignited his desire to be Malaysia’s first figure-skating Winter Olympian.
Julian’s arduous journey into the world’s largest and toughest sporting arena involved sacrificing much of his childhood and teenage years for practice, competitions and more practice. Juggling his Olympic and academic pursuits would prove as punishing as perfecting a triple axel, but with the support of his family, friends, teachers in school, and coaches, he clinched a spot in the Winter Games for the country.
The edges of a figure skater’s blades are integral to the sport. Good skaters always skate on the edges as opposed to the flat part of their blades. On ice and in life, Julian has always been skating on the edge.