Does anyone know what happened to Yan Liu of China?

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by YanLiuFan, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. YanLiuFan

    YanLiuFan New Member

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    Yan Liu of China is my favorite figure skater and my favorite athlete! :cheer2:

    I have been a fan of Yan Liu since I saw her skate her long program in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. I thought that she should have finished higher than 11th place overall (15th in the short program and 11th in the long program). After the 2006 Torino Olympics, I thought that she would improve and become one of the better skaters (i.e., at least in the Top 10 in the world). However, her career did not "go" as I had anticipated... :slinkaway

    I was looking forward to watching Yan Liu skate at the 2010 Cup of China; however, she did not skate. :( Does anyone know what happened to Yan Liu? Is she hurt/injured? Did she retire? Is she going to skate professionally?

    If anyone knows anything, then please let me know because I have been unable to find out what happened to Yan Liu.

    Thank you very much! ;)
     
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  2. AznSkateFan

    AznSkateFan New Member

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    She wasn't given any GP assignments right off the bat, so my 3 thoughts are she's either retired, is injured, or the federation is trying to give some of their younger athletes a chance in the GP. I thought Yan Liu would do better internationally after her great skate at the '06 Olympics, but her results haven't improved since then. I did notice a slight improvement with her after she went to David Wilson for choreography, but her jumps haven't always been consistent and her levels on footwork/spins are usually low.
     
  3. caseyedwards

    caseyedwards Well-Known Member

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    I saw that she has programs for the 2010-2011 season so I don't think she retired. I bet she goes to 4CC.
     
  4. YanLiuFan

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    Thank you very much, AznSkateFan! :)

    I agree with you about Yan Liu doing "better internationally after her great skate at the '06 Olympics..." As I stated in my post, I thought that she would improve and become one of the better skaters (i.e., at least in the Top 10 in the world). However, she did not... :( I also agree with you that she did improve after David Wilson became her choreographer.

    Although it is difficult with all of the up-and-coming young skaters around the world, I hope that Yan Liu does not give up. :cheer2:
     
  5. YanLiuFan

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    Thank you very much, caseyedwards! :)

    I hope that you are right and Yan Liu goes to Four Continents! :cheer2:
     
  6. gofigure

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    Yan Liu retired.
     
  7. YanLiuFan

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    Hi gofigure! :)

    She retired? :( Really? :confused: Where did you hear about it?

    Thank you,

    YanLiuFan :cheer2:
     
  8. YanLiuFan

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    Hi all! :)

    If Yan Liu has retired, then does anyone know if she is going to skate professionally?

    Thank you,

    YanLiuFan :cheer2:
     
  9. gofigure

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    Someone who went to China last summer mentioned that she had retired. I can't remember what they said she was doing - going to school maybe? I don't think she is going to skate professionally.
     
  10. YanLiuFan

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    Thank you very much for the updated information, gofigure! :)

    Have a good one! ;)

    YanLiuFan :cheer2: