You Young, the 11-year-old who broke Yuna Kim‘s record as South Korea’s youngest-ever national figure skating champion, signed a three-year deal with Kim’s management agency, according to South Korean media.
“I began skating after seeing Kim win the gold at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics,” You said, according to the Korea Times. “I have always dreamed of becoming a respectable figure skater like Kim. I’m honored to have joined her agency.”
You, who is 4 feet, 7 inches, according to Agence France-Presse, landed seven triple jumps in her free skate at the South Korean Championships last week.
Kim won her first national title at age 12 in 2003.
“She is even better than I was,” the retired Kim, who was in attendance at the South Korean Championships, said of You, according to AFP.
Sadly for South Korea, You is too young to compete at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Games, the first Winter Olympics to be held in South Korea.