PARIS - Rising Chinese star Yan Han will be looking to press his claim as an Olympic challenger by toppling three-time world champion Patrick Chan as preparations for the Sochi Games heat up at the Trophee Bompard starting in Paris on Friday. Olympic favourite Chan, 22, headlines the field in the fifth of the six-round ISU Grand Prix series at Paris-Bercy, in a line-up that also includes hot challengers Han and Japanese champion Yuzuru Hanyu, runner-up to Chan in Skate Canada last month. Seventeen-year-old Han, the first Chinese man to win the world junior title in 2012, proved that he is ready to challenge after winning his first senior title at the Cup of China last month. Chan will be bidding to win a fourth Paris title and along with Han and Hanyu qualify for the elite six-skater Grand Prix Final in Fukuoka, Japan.–AFP