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Figure Skater Speaks About Olympics At Redding's Mark Twain Library

Brooklee Han, a Redding teen who competes for Australia, emotes during her Long Program at the Sochi Olympics in February.
Brooklee Han, a Redding teen who competes for Australia, emotes during her Long Program at the Sochi Olympics in February. Photo Credit: Sochi2014.com

REDDING, Conn. -- Figure skater Brooklee Han, a 2013 graduate of Joel Barlow High School, will speak about her experiences at the Olympic Games in Sochi in an appearance at the Mark Twain Library in Redding.

Her talk will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 23. Han, 18, is a resident of Redding and skates for Australia. She has dual citizenship. Monday is also International Olympic Day.

"Come hear her discuss the challenges and joys of the skating life," the library said in a statement.

"Excited to be @MTLRedding on June 23rd @ 7:30 to share my Olympic experience and celebrate International Olympic Day!" Han said via Twitter @brookleeh95.

Han was named to the Australian Olympic Team after winning the country's national championship in December.

Han skated to a 20th place finish in her Olympic debut in Sochi, Russia. Han was in 22nd place after earning 49.32 points for her short program. Her free program earned 94.52 points for a total score of 143.84, moving her up two places.

Han was treated to an Olympic sendoff at her alma mater. Read about the event here at the Daily Voice and her from Han in the video. She also hopes to make a repeat trip to the 2018 Olympics in Korea. Read about it and watch a video of an interview with Han here on the Daily Voice.

To attend her talk at the Mark Twain Library, please register online , at the library, or by calling 203-938-2545.

The Mark Twain Library is located at 439 Redding Road, Redding.

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