So Youn Park
South Korean figure skater Park So-youn (Hangul: 박소연; hanja: 朴小宴) was born October 24, 1997, in Naju, South Korea.
What a joy to watch!!
This is her Paganini free skate from worlds.Watch the great lutz! :-)
Koreas future in women skating for sure.
Her Tracings.net entry
Her ISU bio
Wayback machine archive of her ISU Bios
Her icenetwork bio
Update May 2015
SP Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso byCamille Saint-Saëns
FS Romeo and Juliet by Abel Korzeniowski
22 170.43 So Youn PARK KOR ISU GP Hilton HHonors Skate America 2014 26.10.2014
39 55.74 So Youn PARK KOR ISU GP Hilton HHonors Skate America 2014 25.10.2014
21 114.69 So Youn PARK KOR ISU GP Hilton HHonors Skate America 2014 26.10.2014
2015 World Championships SP
2015 World Championships FS NO commentary
2015 4CCs SP
2015 4CCs FS
2014 Skate Korea SP
2014 Skate Korea FS
2014 Skate America SP No commentary
2014 Skate America FS British Eurosport
2014 Rostelecom Cup SP British Eurosport
2014 Rostelecom Cup FS British Eurosport
2014 Asian Trophy SP
2014 Asian Trophy FS
SP The Swan by Camille Saint Saëns
FS Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Sergei Rachmaninoff, As You Like It by Patrick Doyle and Spirited Away by Joe Hisaishi
Personal Best Total Score 176.61 29.03.2014 ISU World Championships 2014
Personal Best Score Short Program 57.22 27.03.2014 ISU World Championships 2014
Personal Best Score Free Skating 119.39 29.03.2014 ISU World Championships 2014
2014 Worlds SP British Eurosport
2014/Worlds FS British Eurosport
2014 Olympics SP (thanks guys)
2014 Korean Championships SP
2014 Korean Championships FS
2013 Skate Korea FS
SP Pantoum for Piano by Ravel
FS West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein
Personal Best Total Score 144.77 21.09.2012 ISU JGP Bosphorus 2012
Personal Best Score Short Program 52.33 31.08.2012 ISU JGP Lake Placid 2012
53 93.32 So Youn PARK KOR ISU JGP Bosphorus 2012 21.09.2012
2013 Junior Worlds SP
2013 Junior Worlds FS
2012 Asian Trophy SP
2012 Asian Trophy FS
2012 JGP Istanbul 2012 SP
2012 JGP Istanbul FS
2012 JGP Lake Placid SP
2012 JGP Lake Placid FS
SP Poème by Secret Garden
FS Elizabeth: The Golden Age by Craig Armstrong
43 144.71 So Youn PARK KOR ISU JGP Trofeo W. Lombardi 2011 08.10.2011
52 49.06 So Youn PARK KOR ISU JGP Trofeo W. Lombardi 2011 06.10.2011
Personal Best Score Free Skating 95.65 08.10.2011 ISU JGP Trofeo W. Lombardi 2011 (38th)
2012 Youth Olympic Games FS
2012 Korean Nationals SP
2012 Korean Nationals FS
2011 JGP Trofeo W. Lombardi SP
2011 JGP Trofeo W. Lombardi FS
2011 JGP Austria SP
2011 JGP Austria FS
2011 KSU President's Cup. SP
SP Czardas by Vittorio Monti
FS Malaguena by Ernesto Lecuona
SP Carousel Waltz by Richard Rodgers
FS Yentl by Michel Legrand
2010 Korean Winter Sport Festival
2010 Korean Winter Sport Festival.FS
SP Kalinka by Ivan Larionov
FS It Ain't Necessarily So by George Gershwin
2009 Korean Nationals SP
2009 Korean Nationals FS
SP The Swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
FS Aragonaise by Georges Bizet
2008 Dream Treas 4th Grade SP
2008 Dream Treas 4th Grade FS
So Youn can be seen at this 2008 show
2015 4CCs Gala
2014 Rostelecom Cup Gala: I Dreamed a Dream
2014 All That Skate Act 1 - The Swan
2014 All That Skate Act 2 - I Dreamed a Dream
2012 Bosphorus Cup.EX (Istanbul]
2011 Asian Trophy Exhibition
SP LP Final Total_Score
2015 World Championships 12 15 9 (160.75)
2015 Four Continents Championships 9 10 9 (163.75)
2015 South Korean Championships 1 1 1 (174.39)
2014 Rostelecom Cup 5 7 4 (163.24)
2014 Skate America 5 5 5 (170.43)
2014 Asian Figure Skating Trophy 3 5 1 (160.49)
2014 World Championships 9 13 9 (176.61)
2014 Olympic Winter Games 23 19 21 (142.97)
2014 Four Continents Championships 8 9 9 (162.71)
2014 Korean National Championships 5 2 2 (178.17)
2013 World Junior Championships 14 12 12 (135.42)
2013 Korean National Championships 3 2 2 (161.88)
2012 JGP Bosphorus 1 3 2 (144.77)
2012 JGP Lake Placid 2 7 6 (137.37)
2012 Asian Figure Skating Trophy 1 1 1 (136.13)
2012 Youth Olympic Games 5 4 4 (136.60)
2012 Korean National Championships 2 3 2 (144.59)
2011 Trofeo Walter Lombardi [JGP] 4 4 4 (144.71)
2011 JGP Austria 8 6 6 (131.19)
2011 Junior Asian Figure Skating Trophy 3 2 2 (125.70)
2011 Korean National Championships 2 2 2 (142.29)
2009 Novice New Zealand Winter Games 1 1 1 (107.43)
2007 Korean Novice National Championships 7 (70.52)
GS Articles and Threads
Thread about July 2015 CNN article
Golden Skate had a nice article fall 2014 about So Youn
which inspired this thread.
By 2014, So Youn had many fans on GS, as this thread shows
2012 report on JGP Bosphorus, where So Youn won the silver
2012 Lake Placid JGP report. So Youn faltered in the FS to finish sixth.
2012- her first GS fan thread
Other Articles and Media
July 2015 CNN - "Park So-Youn: The teen tipped to be South Korea's 'next Kim Yu-Na'"
Pre 2015 4CCs
"Teen figure skater Park So-youn hoping to keep up momentum on home ice"
Her win at Nationals
TV Arirang report on her Nationals win
TV report on her GP debut at SKAM
Print report on her SKAM debut
Pre 2014-15 report in Korean. Geoblocked in USA
Another pre-season report
Mid season report
Post 2014 Worlds interview
Can So Youn fill Yu Na's skates eventually?
Documentary in Korean about 15 year-old So Youn
Last edited by dorispulaski; 07-16-2015 at 08:14 AM.
Here are some other skates, for the people who never heard of her bevor.
SP at worlds great 3-3
Her FS from korean nationals last year. She came in second right after Yuna.
Her SP from junior GP Istanbul. Good hight on salchow
Say no to horrendous costumes
She is elegant, good jump techniques, a joy to watch. If she develops well she can do big things. But there is one thing... I don't know how to say it, but I feel like she hasn't gotten a distinctive character yet. At the moment she is Yuna-like. There is nothing bad about that, but I hope she will be more of a character for herself.
she is great, since korean nationals I loved her. She is so delicated in her skating
I love the serenity and security in her skating. The British Eurosport commentators noted her strong jumping technique; all her jumps are so clean. Has great potential to medal at Pyeongchang.
Watched her performance in Saitami, and she looked junior-ish. One thing: I am now convinced that there must be the world's best jumping coach in Korea. I've always wondered where the heck Yuna learned all those correct techniques, when Korea had next to no presence in the skating world. Looking at So Youn, now I think there has got to be someone in Korea who knows how to teach jumps. So Youn's jumps are not Yuna's quality but the techniques are textbook.
This mystery coach should get a huge credit. I've seen so many women skaters trying to fix, with mixed results, incorrect jumping techniques acquired young. Korean skaters are blessed to have this coach.
glaring at my faves
^ I was going to say the same thing! Who is this mystery jumping coach? Is she/he working with the other baby korean skaters? Like for instance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn-mDkEEjVk Now my other question is: does the coach know how to teach the right techniques of a textbook triple axel as well? Yu-Na's double axels are pretty awesome but I wonder if the coach could've helped her more......
That kid is adorable! And wow, that he has a 2A-3T and 3Z!
Originally Posted by sunny_stars
I believe that Korea's issue was never technique but rather a lack of ice time.
Anyway count me impressed with So Youn. I disagree with some who think she is juniorish. I actually think she has a sense of maturity in her skating and I like that she doesn't rush in and out of her moves.
He's Cha Jun Hwan, 12, apparently he's originally a cf model? he was on yuna's show kiss and cry. there was a blog post about him, along with a clip of him in a commercial. cute kid.
Originally Posted by Mrs. P
Stay in her shadow
She is my new favorite! She definitely needs to improve on certain areas, but I really was amazed by her skate at Worlds 2014. Her layout was very similar to Akiko's National skating, and I must say, if Akiko received 144 (even though it's nationals), it wouldn't be too long until we see another Korean skater scoring 130+ or even 140+!
Can someone, link SoYoun's almost clean LP this season before she changed music at the olympic selection comp. and Her almost clean Swan SP from some national comp? I watched them elsewhere. absolutely love them. cannot find them anymore. Thanks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8U-t...NcR7_zVKCfOM3Q -- FS (in HD!)
Originally Posted by yyyskate
I agree it was a lovely program!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1w0nO5rP2c this is from her SP from Nationals, I think this is the one you're thinking of.
Don't hate me for saying this but IMO if she wants to do 3F-3T or 3Lz-3T, she needs to 1) lose weight, or 2) need some serious power training for leg muscles. Her chest is kinda big for her height and she needs lots of speed to land any kind of combo as it is. Compare her combos with, say, Yulia's. Yulia with no flow and mule kicks can eek out 3T combos because she is so small and her chest doesn't get in the way of rotation. I definitely prefer Park's textbook style (who knows what will happen to Yulia in the next few years), but nevertheless Park's 2nd/3rd jumps in combos are tiny because that chest puts quite a bit more stress on her legs when landing.
Check out her 2nd Lutz combo (3Lz-2T-2Lo) in realtime -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...PxN68vrU#t=169
Slo-mo -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...PxN68vrU#t=340
Her TES was fine in WC 2014 and may even be enough in 2018 if Korea does Sochi , but 3-3 has become a staple of top flight contenders and she will need one other than 3T-3T.
long live the...kid
Say no to horrendous costumes
I don't know how much weight affect women on their jumps. But if we talk about the jumps, then men should be heavier than women, right? If that is the case then she doesn't need to lose weight. I heard some girls have to put on weight so they can jump better.