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South Korea’s Young You wins Gold in Women’s Single Skating at Lausanne 2020 and eyes Beijing 2022

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Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

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South Korea’s Young You cited winning an Olympic gold medal as a lifetime ambition. She started this journey with a gold at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020.

“Because it’s the Youth Olympics, so it’s a very good chance for me to perform here before the Beijing 2022 Olympics, a good chance to show my programme here. It’s very good for me to learn something on the Olympics too, so I hope I can be better in the next few years,” she said.  

The 17-year old from Seoul, who has already won a national championship and currently lives in the United States, lists ‘Frozen’ as her favourite movie but opted to perform to the to the soundtrack of Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s musical, ‘Evita’, 

During the course of her routine, a triple lutz, followed by a single Euler and a Triple Salchow was among the moves she executed, along with a step sequence and a change foot combination spin.

You ended on a fly camel spin to the enthusiastic applause of a packed crowd.

Russia’s Ksenila Sinitsyna won silver with her compatriot Anna Frolova winning bronze.

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