Winter Youth Olympic Games: You have fans in Singapore

Coaches, friends remember prodigy who is determined and not 'scared to fall'

Raymond Cheah beamed with pride as he watched his former student's figure skating performance, executed some 10,000km away from his Pandan Gardens home.

South Korean You Young, 15, opened her Youth Olympic Games free skate routine on Monday with a triple axel and finished with a standing ovation at the Vaudoise Arena ice rink in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 16, 2020, with the headline 'You have fans in S'pore'. Print Edition | Subscribe