You Young added to NHK Trophy

You Young (Photo by AFP/Yonhap)

The official Twitter account of the Japanese stage of the ISU Grand Prix series – NHK Trophy – announced that South Korean figure skater You Young has been added to the competition.

Tweet by the official NHK Trophy account:

We have updated the competitors page on the official website.
You Young (KOR) has been added to the ladies’ event.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Grand Prix series will be held in a non-traditional, national format – the participants are local skaters or foreigners who train within the area of the competition’s location. Young is now the only non-Japanese participant expected to take part in this year’s NHK Trophy.

The 16-year-old made her senior level debut last season, winning a silver medal at the Four Continents Championship and a bronze medal at her debut Grand Prix event in Canada – only behind Alexandra Trusova and, both times, Rika Kihira. Already a four-time National champion, Young is the eleventh lady to successfully land a triple axel in an international competition, and also won a gold medal at the Youth Olympics in January of this year – ahead of Russia’s Ksenia Sinitsyna and Anna Frolova.

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