KUALA LUMPUR: National figure skater Julian Yee is taking a calm approach ahead of his event at the ongoing Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Julian, who starts his campaign on Friday at the Gangneung Ice Arena, said he has settled down well since arriving in South Korea last week.

"Although, this is the Olympics, I will treat it like just like any other competition," said Julian, who is coached by former German skater Michael Hopfes.

"I am on track in terms of preparation and I have settled quite well into training here.

“I train within the allocated practice times which is mostly once a day on ice. If I have the time, I head to the gym for some conditioning work.

From left to right - Julian Yee's coach Michael Hopfes, Julian Yee, CDM Datuk Dr Mumtaz Jaafar, Jeffrey Webb, Julian's manager Irene Cheow, and OCM secretariat Maisarah Aznan, prior to the opening ceremony.

"The venue here is very nice. It is well equipped and I am getting used to the ice. Hopefully everything will turn out well."

Julian, who was given the honour of being flag bearer for the Malaysian contingent, added that the opening ceremony was a special moment for him.

"It was definitely special — being given the honour of carrying the flag and marching with the team. It is much different being there than watching it on TV.

"The opening was definitely a great experience which will remain close to my heart."

Also competing in Pyeongchang is Alpine ski racer Jeffrey Webb. This is the first time Malaysia is competing at the Winter Olympics.

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