Young You

invisiblespiral

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You Young (유영) is a South Korean figure skater. She was born on 27 May 2004 in Seoul.

She is the 2018 JGP Slovakia bronze medalist and a four-time South Korean national champion (2016, 2018, 2019, and 2020). At 11 years of age, she became the youngest ever national champion of South Korea, surpassing the previous record set by Yuna Kim, who won at age 12 in 2003. You finished within the top ten at the 2018 World Junior Championships, and is the 2020 Four Continents silver medalist.

She is coached by Tammy Gambill and Mie Hamada.

Updated on 20 May 2020 by dorispulaski
Previously updated on 21 August 2019 by Mohacz

Biographical information

ISU bio - http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00102446.htm

Wikipedia page - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_Young

Rinkresults - http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=10277

Social media

Instagram - https://instagram.com/young_you_0527


TypeScoreCompetition
Personal Best Total Score223.23ISU Four Continents Championships 2020
Personal Best Score Short Program78.22ISU GP Skate Canada International 2019
Personal Best Score Free Skating149.68ISU Four Continents Championships 2020




TypeScoreCompetition
Personal Best Total Score177.70ISU JGP Egna Neumarkt 2017)
Personal Best Score Short Program60.42ISU JGP Egna Neumarkt 2017)
Personal Best Score Free Skating117.28ISU JGP Egna Neumarkt 2017)



Programs and Videos

2019/2020
SP: "O Verona" (from "Romeo and Juliet" soundtrack) by Craig Armstrong; "Slow Movement" (from "Romeo and Juliet" soundtrack) by Craig Armstrong; "Morning" (from "Romeo and Juliet" soundtrack) by Craig Armstrong; choreo by Shae-Lynn Bourne (FS), Tom Dickson (SP)
FS: "You Must Love Me" (from "Evita") by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, performed by Madonna; "Buenos Aires" (from "Evita") by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, performed by Madonna; "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina" (from "Evita") by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, performed by Madonna; choreo by Shae-Lynn Bourne (FS), Tom Dickson (SP)

2020 Four Continents Championships
2020 Youth Olympic Games
2020 Korean Championships
2019 Skate Canada
2019 Lombardia Trophy
2019 Philadelphia Summer International Championships
2019 Broadmoor Open
2018/2019
SP: "Tango de Amor" from "The Addams Family" (musical) by Andrew Lippa, choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne
FS1 :"My Fair Lady": "Overture" by Frederick Loewe / "I Could Have Danced All Night" by Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner; performed by Marni Nixon; choreo. by Marina Zueva
FS2: "Pirates of Caribbean" choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne

2019 World Junior Championships
2019 1st Winter Children of Asia International Sports Games
2019 Bavarian Open
2019 South Korean Championships
2018 Tallinn Trophy
2018 JGP Richmond, Canada
2018 JGP Bratislava, Slovakia
2017/2018
SP: "Don't Rain on My Parade" by Jule Styne, Bob Merrill; choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne
FS: "Pirates of Caribbean" choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne
Ex1: "Chicago" (soundtrack); choreo. by Catarina Lindgren
Ex2: "Hello" by Martin Solveig, Martina Sorbara (feat. Dragonette) / "I Am the Best" by Teddy Park performed by 2ne1

2018 World Junior Championships
2018 South Korean Championships
2017 JGP Egna/Neumarkt, Italy
2017 JGP Croatia Cup, Zagreb
2016/2017
SP: "Scott & Fran's Paso Doble" (from "Strictly Ballroom") performed by David Hirschfelder & The Bogo Pogo Orchestra
FS: "Black Swan" by Clint Mansell; choreo. by Shin Yea-ji

2017 South Korean Championships
2016 Asian Open Trophy
2015/2016
SP: "Hava Nagila" (Jewish folk music) by various artists
FS: "Meeting Krishna" (from "Life of Pi") by Mychael Danna / "Don't You Worry Child" by Swedish House Mafia performed by The Piano Guys; choreo. by Shin Yea-ji
Ex: "Puttin' On the Ritz" by Robbie Williams

2016 South Korean Championships
2015 Asian Open Trophy
2014/2015
SP: "Hava Nagila" (Jewish folk music) by various artists
FS: "Romeo and Juliet": "The Young Juliet" / "Montagues and Capulets" by Sergei Prokofiev


Competitive History

CompetitionLevelSPFSTS
2019-20 season
2020 Four Continents ChampionshipsSenior3 (73.55)2 (149.68)2 (223.23)
2020 Winter Youth OlympicsJunior1 (73.51)1 (140.49)1 (214.00)
2020 South Korean Championships
Day 2 Day 3
Senior1 (76.53)1 (143.67)1 (220.20)
2019 Cup of ChinaSenior7 (61.49)4 (130.32)4 (191.81)
2019 Skate CanadaSenior2 (78.22)4 (139.27)3 (217.49)
2019 CS U.S. ClassicSenior4 (58.04)1 (141.25)2 (199.29)
2019 CS Lombardia TrophySenior2 (70.47)3 (130.42)3 (200.89)
2019 Philadelphia Summer International ChampionshipsSenior2 (64.87)1 (128.61)1 (193.48)
2019 Broadmoor OpenSenior1 (77.89)3 (126.42)2 (204.31)
2018–19 season
2019 World Junior ChampionshipsJunior11 (55.62)5 (123.20)6 (178.82)
2019 Winter Children of Asia International Sports GamesJunior1 (71.39)3 (134.43)1 (205.82)
2019 Bavarian Open Junior1 (68.24)1 (127.26)1 (195.50)
2019 South Korean Championships
Day 2 Day 3
Senior1 (67.68)1 (130.95)1 (198.63)
2018 Tallinn Trophy Junior1 (50.17)1 (113.50)1 (163.67)
2018 JGP Richmond, Canada Junior4 (60.66)4 (111.19)4 (171.85)
2018 JGP Bratislava, Slovakia Junior3 (64.45)4 (119.53)3 (183.98)
2017–18 season
2018 World Junior Championships Junior9 (59.79)8 (111.99)9 (171.78)
2018 South Korean Championships Senior1 (69.53)1 (135.15)1 (204.68)
2017 JGP Egna/Neumarkt, Italy Junior5 (60.42)4 (117.28)5 (177.70)
2017 JGP Croatia Cup Junior5 (53.81)3 (109.61)4 (163.42)
2016–17 season
2017 South Korean Championships Senior6 (58.71)2 (122.17)5 (180.88)
2016 Tallinn Trophy Novice 3 (36.49)1 (90.40)2 (126.89)
2016 Asian Open Trophy Novice1 (46.03)1 (91.10)1 (137.13)
2015–16 season
2016 Cup of Tyrol Novice1 (46.72)1 (88.03)1 (134.75)
2016 South Korean Championships Senior1 (61.09)1 (122.66)1 (183.75)
2015 Asian Open Trophy Novice4 (33.38)1 (80.71)2 (114.09)
2014–15 season
2015 South Korean Championships Senior6 (52.15)7 (97.14)6 (149.29)

Exhibitions and Galas

May 2018 - All That Skate 2018 - "Chicago" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-lmVzR9mwk

Articles, Interviews and Other Media

January 2016 - "South Korea’s Figure Skating Prodigy"
https://news.yahoo.com/figure-skating-korea-hails-skating-prodigy-11-060809405.html

5 November 2016 - "Can you be the next Yuna? / "Heroes of the Future" by the Olympic Channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zXZdJZNvw8

Original post by invisiblespiral

Here's her programs from 2016 Korean Nationals:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c58vOhKqY6Y (SP) and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1HidEupUME (FS).

She becomes junior-eligible in 2017-2018, and I hope she'll be able to do well.

:cheer:
 
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sunnystars

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I was gonna adopt her! How dare you?!? :rofl:

Anyway, I hope KSU sends her somewhere else so she doesn't get trapped in the K-media world plus the national pressure :agree:
 

invisiblespiral

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Sorry. :p You can adopt Eunsoo or Yelim, okay? :)

As for YY's future in coaching, I do think leaving Korea's a good idea, but I'm not sure who she'd be a good fit with.
 

Plumededragon

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I'm not sure going away from SKorea is a good idea for now, mainly because she's only 11. I do know that she lived most her life in Singapore, but maybe it's better that she remains here until she's old enough.
But of course, let's wait for now. Things are going well, for all that we know. :)

But she's really precious, and amazing. :love: I hope, as Yuna said, she'll work on her basics and take care of herself. Puberty can be such a b*** to some skaters, I hope she won't be much troubled by it.
Thinking about it, it won't be that much time until we see her in the Junior circuit. I already wish her all the best!
Edit: I also love the way she salutes when she finishes her programs, she stays in the mood and character. Not many skaters do that. :biggrin:
 
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plushyfan

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I remember for her. We talked about her in this forum . She is amazing! And cute! :)
 

sunnystars

#teamotherskaters
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I'm not sure going away from SKorea is a good idea for now, mainly because she's only 11. I do know that she lived most her life in Singapore, but maybe it's better that she remains here until she's old enough.
But of course, let's wait for now. Things are going well, for all that we know. :)

But she's really precious, and amazing. :love: I hope, as Yuna said, she'll work on her basics and take care of herself. Puberty can be such a b*** to some skaters, I hope she won't be much troubled by it.
Thinking about it, it won't be that much time until we see her in the Junior circuit. I already wish her all the best!
Edit: I also love the way she salutes when she finishes her programs, she stays in the mood and character. Not many skaters do that. [emoji3]

Definitely didn't mean that she should go abroad full-time! [emoji28] I do think that KSU should at least bring her to foreign summer skating camps for some fresh perspective and for better skating environments. What I would also like is for her to be with the other young Korean skaters. I think having peers around YY that she can relate with and be familiar to is quite vital to her development as an athlete. And to also let her keep that smile!
 

Plumededragon

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Definitely didn't mean that she should go abroad full-time! [emoji28] I do think that KSU should at least bring her to foreign summer skating camps for some fresh perspective and for better skating environments. What I would also like is for her to be with the other young Korean skaters. I think having peers around YY that she can relate with and be familiar to is quite vital to her development as an athlete. And to also let her keep that smile!
Ah ok, I didn't understand it that way, sorry, lol! :laugh: Yes, foreign summer camps sound like a very good idea, for all the reasons you stated. It will be a good experience for her outside of skating, and it can reflect in the way she behaves, trains and skates. Many skaters are doing it, but generally when they're a bit older (when they go abroad, I mean). However, if she has her mom or someone of her family (or even her coach) with her, it could be nice for her to try it (if she didn't already).
Considering she skated in two different countries already, it should give positive results... maybe in the US?
 

xie_vely

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Dec 13, 2015
Does anybody know how the skaters are divided into categories? If YY won nationals, does it mean as in a senior skater or a Junior skater? Because if she's 11 thats too young to be in senior...maybe they did it by level? like how Skorea has level 1-8 for figureskating.. I always thought that was weird, especially when I had to test my level 5 and 6 when I moved to korea a few years ago. I never really understood how they separated the skaters because I remember I once competed in senior when I was 13 against all the national skaters and I was really confused;;; can someone please explain? Did they change the system or are they still using the old system?
 

Flantan

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It's so exciting to see her skate. I was mindblown to see her become the national champion. I hope puberty is kind to her, as I look forward to her debut on the junior circuit in a few years. Throw in the other upcoming Russian baby prodigies and we're gonna see some amazing junior circuit rivalries :clap:
 

seabm7

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Does anybody know how the skaters are divided into categories? If YY won nationals, does it mean as in a senior skater or a Junior skater? Because if she's 11 thats too young to be in senior...maybe they did it by level? like how Skorea has level 1-8 for figureskating.. I always thought that was weird, especially when I had to test my level 5 and 6 when I moved to korea a few years ago. I never really understood how they separated the skaters because I remember I once competed in senior when I was 13 against all the national skaters and I was really confused;;; can someone please explain? Did they change the system or are they still using the old system?

Depending on the competition. The Korean National is determined by the level. The ranking competition (Skate Korea) is by age. So You had to skate as a junior for the ranking competition and as as a senior for the National.
 
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OS

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Always curious to see Yuna doing a Bollywood program... may be something in the future? For now Youn You wins best debut of the season for a junior skater (at novice age) :p

Bollywood movies are pretty PG friendly, so I think it is okay. MUCH Better and more appropriate than any Kiddie Carmen. I just appreciate any ethnic minority folk dancing get a look in vs the high brow conventional ballet/Opera type. The more richer tapestry they weave, the better the sport and variety should be. Hopefully generate new audiences to the sport. I really like her choice of music and program.
 

Shayuki

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Very good, very good attitude. Will be fun following her in the future and looking forward to the "You are so Young"-puns.
 

paperhearts

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Definitely looking forward to her growth! When I was compiling Dabin's thread OP a while ago I came across a Korean documentary on her and my curiousity was piqued. I thought she'd definitely be a contender for the National podium this season but I didn't think she'd win this early in her career. I hope she takes Yuna's opinions to heart and I sincerely wish for her success in the future! :)
 

jenm

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I already love this girl. :) Slaaaay! :)

Yuna is soo cute and so beautiful! :)
I hope Young You gets the support she needs to develop as an internationally competitive skater. Knowing Yuna, she probably will ;) Even if KSU doesn't support her much.
 
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