Teen Figure Skater You Young Wins Gold Medal at Winter Youth Olympics

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    January 14, 2020 11:38

    You Young poses with her medal at the Winter Youth Olympics in Lausanne, Switzerland on Sunday. /Yonhap

    Figure skater You Young has become the first Korean to win a gold medal at the Winter Youth Olympics, which run until Wednesday in Lausanne, Switzerland.

    You scored 140.49 points in the free skate after pulling off a clean triple axel jump on Monday. She took the top podium with her combined score of 214 points as she earned 73.51 points in the short program the previous day.

    The teenager is regarded as Korea's best female figure skater since retired star Kim Yu-na.

    First held in Innsbruck in 2012, the Winter Youth Olympics are open to athletes between 15 and 18 as an international multi-sport event for youths. Korea's Gangwon Province will host the next Winter Youth Olympics in 2024.

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