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.
Competing at her first ever Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, Han skated well in the short program to finish within the top-24 and advance to the women's free program. Han finished in 20th place after the free program.
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.
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