Figure Skater Brooklee Han got her calling at a Scott Hamilton's Stars On Ice show in the USA.
“I fell in love with the skaters, their performances and the costumes, all of the things they were able to do on the ice,” Han said.
“It was after the show that I told my parents I wanted to skate,” she said.
It wasn’t the sport her equestrian parents thought their daughter would end up competing.
“My dad was an Australian junior champion in Eventing. I think figure skating took them by surprise,” she said.
In 2016 Han started training with Peter and Darlene Cain, requiring her to move from her Connecticut base to Texas.
“I really like Texas so far. Liking the climate but hoping the summer isn’t as awful as everyone says.
“Been really nice to train with other athletes competing at a high level and reaching for the same goals.”
Han was on a pony for the first time when she was six months old.
Leaving her family and horse in Connecticut is one of the many sacrifices she’s made for her sport.
“Since moving this is the longest I’ve been without riding.”
The Sochi Olympian says she’s a stronger competitor to four years ago.
“I have figured out more about my training and how to manage my training better and I feel like I’m a more confident performer and I’m more comfortable in my own skin on the ice.”
She was disappointed in her first Olympics but says it was an experience she’ll never forget.
“I wish I performed better and had that idealistic Olympic moment we all dream of.
“It wasn’t my best performance but I was happy with how I fought through and managed to keep the performance going. It was enough to get me through to the long program and that was really my goal.”
Han was among the Australian athletes in Melbourne who were taking part in team processing ahead of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.